Meet Us Monday – Staff Spotlight
Welcome to our second installment of "Meet Us Monday". You see our faces when you bring your pets in for medical treatment or lodging, but do you really know us? Do you know what song we would sing at Karaoke if given the choice? Do you know what we things we consider ourselves to be supremely terrible at doing? If we could travel anywhere in the world, where would we go? The answers to these questions and more can be found right here in our BLOG every Monday!!
Today in "Meet Us Monday", please meet staff member Ann, one of our fantastic Veterinary Assistants!
Job at TVH: Veterinary Assistant
Time at TVH: 4 months
If you could vacation anywhere you want, where would you go? Australia
What is your favorite book? My favorite author is Terry Pratchett; his "Discworld" series is among my favorite books.
Favorite movie? No contest: Jurassic Park.
Favorite item of clothing? Lounge pants!
What are your hobbies outside of work? I write. I have been published in an anthology of short stories and poems.
How many members in your pet family? One dog…his name is Toby and he is fourteen. I just adopted a handsome rat named D'Artagnan from the SPCA and then adopted him an albino baby brother named Fisk!
What led you to work in the veterinary field? I knew I wanted to work with animals or be in the biology field. I had the best biology teacher ever which led me to major in Wildlife Conservation. I wanted to work with exotics and long story short, here is where I ended up.
What is your favorite thing about working at Trooper Vet? I like the techniques that I am learning. I get to "baby sit" pets since I am a live-in at the hospital.
If you sang at karaoke night, what song would you sing? I have actually thought about this question before! "I Can't Help Falling In Love" by Elvis Presley would be my first choice. That is a song I feel like I could do really well.
What radio station is on in your car right now? 104.5…but I surf. I can't listen to commercials. I listen to everything from classic to rap.
Coffee or tea? Tea.
If money was no object, what would you do all day? I would have an extreme video game set up and play all day! I am a pretty hardcore gamer, so much so that none of my friends want to play with me.
What is one of your biggest pet peeves? When people complain about things they can change.
How would your friends describe you? Easy going.
Strangest thing you have ever eaten? Bull testicles! I give them five thumb's down.
Give me one thing you will never do again. Eat bull testicles.
Bungee jump, parachute from a plane, or hang glide? All of the above!
Do you collect anything? Interestingly-shaped glass bottles…although I have zero in my collection at the moment (thanks for throwing them out, Mom.)
Be sure to check back next week for our next edition of "Meet Us Monday"!