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Recognizing Our Team Members

Oct 02, 2017 06:04PM ● By Louisa Asseo
By Dr. Louisa Asseo

Every October, the veterinary community takes one week to celebrate our behind-the-scenes heroes during National Veterinary Technician Week. At Oasis Veterinary Hospital, we take this one step higher and choose to recognize all of our team members; they have chosen careers that improve the lives of companion animals and their families.  

Choosing veterinary medicine as a career is truly a labor of love. These dedicated people work long hours, face scared or fearful pets, and deal with emotional situations, not to mention messes that could make a maggot ill. And yet, these people come to work every day with smiles on their faces, ready to make a difference again. I am particularly proud of my team. I am fortunate to call such a talented and compassionate group “family.” When I asked what motivates them to do this job, the responses were touching. I wanted to share a few of them here with you. 

Every animal has its own story. Most of the time it is untold, and it’s up to us to help figure it out. Watching an animal grow, helping him in an emergency, and returning that special someone to his owner is all worth it. – Ashlie

I enjoy getting to know clients, not only as pet owners but as individuals. Having a client leave with a satisfied and memorable experience with their happy furry (or not furry) companion makes all the difficult times wash away. – Alyssa

I personally get quite giddy about senior pets – and senior pets with no teeth, chronic bad hair days, and an attitude really make my day. I love them because they are a challenge and even the ones with bad attitudes make me smile. – Kara

I love that I get to hang out all day with coworkers and clients that love animals as much as I do. – Breann

What motivates me to do my job are all the wagging tails and smiling faces of our patients.  - Savannah

I have been in this field for 20 years and still love every minute of it. I enjoy challenging cases and discovering what I can do to make each pet’s life more enjoyable. - Stephanie

I believe it’s our duty as good human beings to help animals in need. Working at Oasis has shown me how time, effort, and perseverance can get a sick animal back to its happy, healthy self. - Izzy

I love learning about all the different species and especially getting to know all of their individual personalities over time. This makes me happy and is one of the most rewarding parts of my job. – Ann

These tireless individuals are truly a blessing to pets and pet owners alike. I am so thankful to work in a field that attracts such compassionate people. And I am so proud to have this team as a family that helps your pets live happier and healthier lives.


 

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