Our staff has been working really hard to help make sure we can continue to provide quality care to all pets that need our help. We want to introduce you to the pawtastic heroes of our hospital! Today we meet Anthony. Anthony joined us last fall and works in both the Customer Service and Vet Assistant Worlds. Thank you Anthony – Zoey and Grizzly are thankful for your kindness.
Jessica is a Veterinary Technician who has many talents! She is known as an expert nail trimmer for even the toughest pets. In addition to that most days she is part of our surgery team, making sure your pets are well cared for. Oh and did I mention she learned to sew to make us some masks! Luna the Beagle and Bebe the Cat loved getting some one on one time with Jess.
It’s time to introduce another Ellicott pawtastic hero! Katie will celebrate 2 years with our team this May. She is like a ray of sunshine with a smile for anyone who crosses her path. Willow and Mila agree that It’s fun to hang out with Katie.
Robyn just celebrated 5 years with Ellicott. You can find her at the front desk or on the phones helping welcome you and your pets and behind the scenes she does so much more. One thing is for sure she is always there to help! Nellie IV and Sally have helped themselves to some snuggles.
Our next pawtastic hero is none other than Ellicott’s Cruise Director, Dr Garofalo. When she isn’t taking care of our sick patients she is secretly planning the next team week! Her patients pay her back in cuddles and kisses. Look at Preston and Izzy sharing the love.
Did you know that a Vet Technician, aka a Pet Nurse, does so much more than just give shots and trim nails? Our pawtastic hero of today is Kayleigh! Kayleigh is a pro at processing lab work for our pets. She gets to check out some pretty cool stuff in a microscope too!!! Molly and Kayto say thank you Kayleigh for taking such good care of us.
Dr. Hrapach honored us by joining our team last year. She is caring and compassionate and we think she is kind of great! Magic, Jake and the soon to be named kittens would agree that she is pretty special!
Taryn can usually be found at the front desk helping to make your check out a smooth transition. She also helps us in the pharmacy and loading rooms. Her favorite super power is cuddling. Dolce and Hans Solo rate her a five paw cuddler.
We are continuing to honor our Pawtastic Heros with lots of praise. Today we give thanks for Dr. Carota. She works hard to keep your pets healthy, happy and engaged and does the same for her co-workers. Way to go Dr. Carota! Pippa, Barry and Hutch say thank you too.
Marcus is a hardworking college student who stepped up to help us during the change in how we care for our patients. You can find him working hard in our Pharmacy filling scripts, taking health histories and restocking medicines. He does it all with a smile and regularly hands out doses of laughter! Magic and Max say thanks for the love Marcus!
Rachel just completed her first year of vet school and came back for her second year of vet assistant at Ellicott. We are so happy she is back for the summer to assist our hard working staff. Maple & Olive are happy to pose for the camera with Rachel. Meanwhile Toto enjoys the cuddle! Welcome back Rachel.
Pam is our Pawtastic Hero of the day. Pam is our Client Service Manager. She is always hard at work behind the front desk ensuring our clients and their fur families have a great experience at Ellicott. She is also a cheerleader for her staff and finds ways to help keep spirits up. Pam is also some what of a Pug enthusiast and will light up anytime one enters our hospital! Here she is trying to steal Lewis and even though Godiva is not a pug she could not resist!
Here is Dr Jane Nellis our next Pawtastic Hero! Dr. Nellis brings lots of talents to our team and she is also our resident acupuncturist! How many Veterinarians can say they have a pit named after them? That’s right there is a pitbull out there named Dr. Jane Nellis!All pets agree she is pretty special. Jawsey and Nina soaked up some loving on their recent visits.
Our next Pawtastic Hero has an on again, off again relationship with Ellicott. Michael Haar started with us many years ago as a Client Service Rep at the front desk. He loved the field so much he left us to go off to his first few years of Vet School. He returned to us a few short weeks ago to help us out during COVID! Alas he will be leaving us again soon to finish his last few semesters at Cornell University! The cute little puppy, yet to be named, and our fun loving Jake are wishing Michael well in his studies! We will be able to say “We knew him when” Thanks for the laughs!
The next Pawtastic Hero is as sunny and pleasant as today’s beautiful weather. This is the second summer that Jo has joined our Client Service Team and is helping us give better quality care to our patients. She is on break from her studies at Bates College where she is also on their rowing team! For the summer we will enjoy having her humor and hard work as part of our team. Nova and Duke are happy to get some snuggles from Jo.
This Pawtastic Hero is Charlotte. What should have been a short summer internship turned into a summer job. Charlotte will be leaving us tomorrow to go back to her studies in Vet Medicine. Thank you for the hard work, dedication and being part of our team this summer. We wish you the best in your adventures!
Another Pawtastic Hero! Dr. Steven’s sister spotted an article in the Buffalo News this spring that highlighted a high school senior who aspires to be a Veterinarian. We invited Rae to join us this summer before she goes off to SUNY Canton. Thank you for your hard work and dedication to our team and clients. We wish you well as you embark on your first year of studies.