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Celine Rytz


Celine Rytz is a veterinary professional, certified Pet First Aid Instructor and owner of Backcountry Aid + Rescue Kit (BARK). She provides pet first aid training and pet first aid kits designed to withstand the rigours of a season in the bush.


Celine lives in Revelstoke, BC with her dog, Fella and her cat, Skiptooth. She is a dogsled musher and volunteer ski patroller at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.




Celine Rytz

Celine has worked as a treeplanter for over a decade, and has fulfilled rolls such as foreman, quality checker and OH+S advisor.


After witnessing countless dog-related emergencies in a clinical setting and the bush, Celine has committed her work to establishing a better standard of care and emergency response for dogs in forestry workplaces.

Owner - Backcountry Aid + Rescue Kit (BARK)


Fernie, BC

Current Location

Revelstoke, BC

Celine received her Bachelor's of Science in pre-veterinary Animal Sciences from the University of Vermont, where she competed on the NCAA Div. 1 Alpine Ski team. Since completing her degree, she has worked in several veterinary clinical pracitices - large urban emergency care centres and rural practices - as a veterinarian's assistant.


BARK is a pet safety business specializing in emergency preparedness, education and the safe management of dogs in outdoor environments.

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