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Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Laiken

Receptionist/Veterinary Assistant

Laiken

I pursued a career in this field because I've always loved animals and wanted to care for them. Nothing has changed. I believe people can make the best decisions for their pets when they are educated on the subject. It is my goal to help them with this with the in-depth knowledge that this field requires us to have.  I don’t want to leave a conversation until I know I have educated an owner to the best of my ability. This field is exhausting; physically, mentally, and emotionally. You show up for the good days, for the ones you can save, to comfort owners during tough decisions, and to be joyful with families when they add a new member to their family.  Your co-workers become closer to you than some of your actual family. Being here is more than a job; it is a way of life.

My family is myself, my husband Josh, our daughter Piper, a Great Dane named Winnie, a 3-legged cat we call Kitten, and Marvin who was rescued from the clinic when he was brought in paralyzed. We recently lost our lab mix, Allie. If you come to the clinic, you might see her paw print on my arm. All of our fur babies are like our children.