I'm sure "Why do I work here?" is a question lots of us ask ourselves. About 10 years ago, I married and moved 1 1/2 hours away. I didn't relish driving all the way from my home to work, so I decided to do a job search in my area. After talking to a local veterinarian, who was actually very nice and eager to have a potential new staff member, I visited their hospital as an actual pet owner, and I just couldn't do it. I just couldn't leave what I had already dedicated years of my life to.
Animal Hospital of Statesville has incredible people. Yes, sometimes we have disagreements and frustrations, but we have become like family. No, not LIKE family - an actual family. Families are made up of all different kinds of people. They are mixed and matched. They aren't all the same, and they don't always agree on everything. BUT, they have a common purpose - to create a well-functioning unit and support each other. That's what this place has become. A well-functioning unit. Our doctors are respected by the staff members. Staff members are respected by the doctors. We work as a team. We have fun as a team. Each person's strengths are recognized (as well as their weaknesses), and they are allowed to utilize those strengths to the fullest and we try to work on making weaknesses become stronger.