Bridgett Higginbotham has been a licensed Veterinary Technician since 1987 and is the owner of Sirius Canine Fertility. Bridgett has been doing semen exporting and importing for over 20 years, and is known in many places as “the Export Queen”. She started Sirius in August of 2000, as a mobile semen freezing and pregnancy ultrasound business. She has moved the Sirius office location 3 times, as the business expanded and outgrew each location very quickly. She finally purchased and settled on a permanent location, which is where the office is now in Grass Valley. Today Sirius Canine Fertility has 6 employees and performs trans-cervical inseminations (TCIs), artificial inseminations (AIs), as well as semen collections, semen freezing, progesterone testing, and semen exporting/importing all over the world. Sirius has become one of the largest export/import centers in the United States. Sirius Canine Fertility is also a presence at dog shows, where semen collections, evaluations and freezes are performed.
Bridgett currently sits on the Examining committee for Veterinary Reproduction Technicians for NAVTA. This is an exclusive group of dedicated Veterinary Technicians that specialize in Canine Reproduction, a position that holds the distinction that only 5 other Technicians in the US and Canada share. The qualifications for this position involve length of time specializing in Canine Reproduction, continuing education dedicated to Veterinary Reproduction, and level of education in this field, among others.
In addition to her professional activities in canine reproduction, Bridgett has been a bulldog breeder since 1990. She has also been a licensed AKC judge since 2000, and currently judges internationally as well as domestically. She has judged at her National Specialty several times.
Bridgett enjoys traveling, snow shoeing, and hiking. She is an ASA certified sailor and will be spending much of her semi-retirement years sailing her catamaran all over the world.
Bridgett currently has her American Bulldog named Fallon and her two cats.