Before joining our team a year ago, Heather worked as a professional groomer for over twenty years.
What is your favorite part about your job? I love that every day is different than the last. I love learning new things. And most importantly, I love working with a great and supportive team!
If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you choose to be and why? I would choose to be a bird so I could fly.
You can only eat one dish for every meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for a whole month; what meal are you choosing? Chicken pot pie
Who would you say is the best-dressed employee when you're not all wearing scrubs? (Yes, you can vote yourself!) Ryan and Trent 😄
Favorite dog breed and why? English Springer Spaniel. I have 3! I love everything about Springer’s. To me they are beautiful, smart, and devoted.
Favorite cat breed and why? Norwegian forest cat. Big and ear tufts
You're stranded on an island for a month; what 4 things are you bringing with you? My dogs, Dog food, People food, Water.
What is your favorite season of the year and why? Spring. Spring flowers, being outdoors.
What is your favorite responsibility/task/procedure to perform at work? I don’t know if I have a favorite yet… I am enjoying learning more about the tech side/ appointments/ interacting with clients and their pets. And I also enjoy the surgery side cleaning/ flipping/ and packing packs.
What is your number one tip you have for pet owners? It can be anything from care tips, treat/food recommendations, tips before vet visits, etc. Wear the e-collar! Haha
What made you go into the veterinary medicine field for your career? I’ve always been curious about the veterinary medicine field. I’ve worked with animals my whole life. I have a passion for helping animals.
What pets do you have at home? (breed & name) 3 English Springer Spaniels Millie Champ (Champion) Aurora (Rory)
Which OVG core value do you most embody and why? (Passionate, genuine, collaborative, fun, respectful) Respectful. I believe if you are respectful then you will get respect back.
What is your idea of the perfect day off? Taking my dogs for a long walk or hike in the morning and relaxing with a movie in the evening.
If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would you go and why? I would travel back to Australia to see my sister
Who would you consider your biggest mentor/inspiration in your career? Why? Everyone. But Kirsten and Jessica have really helped me.. they both push me to believe in myself.