Our Team


Chelsea Pearce, DVM


Dr. Pearce founded A Crate Escape with a vision to build a more complete, safer, and luxurious pet boarding and daycare experience. From her unique perspective as a veterinarian, she has designed an unmatched experience for pets and pet parents in the Austin, TX area.

In addition to managing A Crate Escape, Chelsea practices emergency veterinary medicine at a local veterinary hospital where she provides emergency medical and surgical services.

Outside of work, Dr. Pearce enjoys time with her husband Phillip, four children (Finleigh, Harper, Grayson, and Avery), and their English Cream Golden Retriever, Optimus.

Dr. Pearce obtained a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and completed undergraduate work in biology at Texas Tech University.


Associates & Staff

Summer Van Hellen

Sonia Mason
Daycare Specialist

Desiree Sandoval

DJ Schultz
Head Groomer

Kristin Kaut
Daycare Specialist

Summer Holmes

Sam Molina
Daycare Specialist

Scott Martin
Business Manager

Open Positions

Kennel Tech

Our fun-loving team of kennel techs spend their days caring for, exercising, and playing with our guests. Please submit your information and a brief resume of up to your last three experiences below.



  • Previous experience in a pet services or boarding facility is preferred, but not required.

  • Willing to work mostly weekends, some M-F shifts available.


Join our growing team of pet groomers at A Crate Escape! Work in the best facility the Austin area has to offer.



  • 3+ years experience as a pet groomer.

  • Willing to work Saturdays.


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