October 16-22 is National Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week. At Kingsbrook Animal Hospital, we appreciate our wonderful technicians every day—and we know our clients do too! Veterinary technicians have many roles, including surgical nurse, dental hygienist, laboratory technician, triage, counselor, and patient advocate. Here’s KAH’s current lineup of all-star veterinary technicians, and their answers to the question “What’s your favorite thing about working at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital?”
Lainey with an adorable Corgi pup!
Lainey—Lainey has been part of the Kingsbrook family since July 2013. Her favorite thing about KAH is that “…we approach every patient as an individual, and tailor everything to that specific patient. We’re not a ‘cookie-cutter’ or a ‘one-size-fits-all’ practice.”
Abby with patient Abbie
Abby— “Transitioning from volunteer to intern, going through school and becoming a technician—the best constant throughout it all was the people: the clients and the staff. It was such a wonderful experience!” says brand-new technician Abby (she just passed her boards in July!). Abby has been at KAH since January 2015.
KAH technician Katie, cuddling a sweet kitty!
Katie—Katie says the best thing about Kingsbrook Animal Hospital is “Our entire staff—technicians, assistants, CSRs, and doctors—is like one big family. I love coming in to work every day and getting to spend time with everybody!” She’s worked at KAH since May 2014.
KAH technician Sam
Sam— Sam has also been at Kingsbrook Animal Hospital since May 2014. Her favorite thing about KAH is that every day is different, and it’s always an adventure!
KAH technician Rush
Rush—Rush is a newer member of the Kingsbrook Animal Hospital team, having started with us March 2016; he’s also a newly-licensed technician, having passed the boards in July 2016 with Abby and Morgan. Rush says his favorite thing about KAH is “..we hold ourselves to a really high standard of care, even more than just being an AAHA hospital.”
Nora with patient Alfalfa
Nora—Nora’s response was: “My favorite thing about working at Kingsbrook is the amazing group of people I get share my days and efforts with.” Nora is one of KAH’s original employees; she’s been here since July 2000!
Morgan with an incredibly cute Boston terrier pup
Morgan—Morgan is the third member of Kingsbrook Animal Hospital’s trio of technicians who became licensed in July 2016; she has been a KAH team member since November 2014. Morgan shared that “Being a part of a variety of situations where we have the opportunity to use all of our skills as well as learn new ones,” is her favorite thing about working at Kingsbrook.
KAH technician/manager Julie, with patient Jake
Julie—In addition to being a veterinary technician, Julie is one of our two office managers. “I would have to say my favorite thing is the awesome staff we have–from being a part of bringing each person into the team, to the training, to working with each person every day. We all have individual strengths and really balance each other out into a well-rounded team, which enables us to provide great service for our clients,” she shared. Julie has been part of this Kingsbrook team since Sept 2010.
KAH manager/technician Melissa, with patient Samantha
Melissa—Melissa is the other half of our excellent management/technician duo. She has worked at Kingsbrook since July 2004. Her favorite thing about KAH is “Community outreach and involvement; it lets us be a real part of the community and interact with our wonderful clients in less structured situations.”
There’s only one week left in October, and one more group of Kingsbrook Animal Hospital staff members to introduce! The uncontested celebrities of our team, the KAH veterinarians are the stars of our final “Fall In Love With Kingsbrook” entry. Stop by next week to meet our amazing doctors!