Dr. Halley Fobes, who prefers to go by Fobes, has been a veterinarian for eight years. She has a BS in Animal Science for UCDavis and a DVM from Cornell. After graduating from Cornell University, she practiced dairy medicine for several years before transitioning to small animal and later government. She is excited to be back seeing pets and has been at OVG for three months now.
What is your favorite part about your job?
Tackling interesting challenges with the team.
If you could be an animal for a day, what animal would you choose to be and why?
A hawk. I want to soar on thermals and see everything.
You can only eat one dish for every meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for a whole month; what meal are you choosing?
Favorite dog breed and why?
Corgi- smart, cute, and naughty.
You're stranded on an island for a month; what 4 things are you bringing with you?
Sun hat. Some way to start a fire so I can cook food. A guide to local flora and fauna. A notebook and something to write with.
If you had to take one coworker from OVG with you, who would you take and why?
Lena- experienced outdoorswoman and a massage therapist.
What is your favorite responsibility/task/procedure to perform at work?
What is your number one tip you have for pet owners?
If it isn’t something you can do, the therapy won’t work. It has to work in your life.
What's your go to Starbucks drink?
Carmel brûlée latte in winter, macchiato the rest of the year.
What made you go into the veterinary medicine field for your career?
I loved solving problems and find medicine really fascinating
Which OVG core value do you most embody and why? (Passionate, genuine, collaborative, fun, respectful)
Collaborative: I seek input and opinions to help improve my clinical knowledge and deeply value the expertise of my colleagues.
Who would you consider your biggest mentor/inspiration in your career? Why?
I have 4 really good friends, two of whom are veterinarians and two of whom are not, whose advice and example I rely on.