When Mandy was growing up, she always wanted to be a lion tamer so she could make the circus more fun. Mandy’s life ultimately took a different turn, as she found herself managing veterinary practices rather than taming a cageful of roaring lions. However, during a seminar Mandy learned that she had developed the leadership skills to take on and master difficult challenges. Mandy also realized that part of her childhood dream had been fulfilled, as she gets to surround herself with a roomful of animals every day!
Medical Team Coach
Mark embarked on his satisfying veterinary technician career after interacting with a friend’s animals, rather than Mark’s own pets. Mark was allergic to dogs and cats, so his family refrained from keeping these furry household pets. Once he connected with his friend’s pets, he made the decision to develop a career working with animals, and found his first veterinary technician job while attending college. Fortunately, Mark’s allergy problem was resolved after several months, making his veterinary technician work much easier!
Culture Coordinator Coach
Caitlyn’s connection with Moore Animal Hospital goes all the way back to her childhood. Since Caitlyn’s mother, Dr. Backstrom, owns the hospital, Caitlyn has always been a frequent visitor to the clinic’s exam rooms and pet resort. As a result of her time spent at the hospital, Caitlyn developed a love for its many pet patients and an appreciation for the dedicated staff who care for them. Now an adult, Caitlyn has been working at the hospital for years while keeping on top of her studies. While Caitlyn works as the culture coordinator for Moore Animal Hospital, this means that she works to help promote and maintain a positive culture for the staff, pet parents and furry patients!
Veterinary Technician Team Coach
Sage has been fascinated by medicine and science ever since he was a young boy. His focus turned to human healthcare during his high-school and college years, but he started to have second thoughts by the time he graduated. Sage knew that he wanted to help others in the medical field, but not as a doctor—that’s when he realized that veterinary medicine was the ideal choice! He hasn’t looked back since.
Certified Veterinary Technician
Gina has been fascinated by nature and animal behavior ever since her earliest days, and she’s always felt responsible for the well-being of pets and wildlife. The older she got, the more she knew that a career working hands-on with the earth’s creatures would suit her perfectly! Now, Gina is able to help animals every day as a member of the Moore Animal Hospital team.
Even during his early years growing up in Farmingdale, New Jersey, Colin’s interests revolved around animals and medicine. The experiences he had with the family pets made one thing very clear: he would love to help animals live better lives in whatever way he possibly could. Colin’s dream didn’t quit: now, he’s one of Moore Animal Hospital’s skilled Veterinary Technicians!
Alison remembers completing a dream board in kindergarten, in which she imagined saving pets in her own veterinary clinic one day while working to preserve the environment and its endangered species. Her passion for the world of animal care simply didn’t quit! Now, Alison is proud to help both pets and their loving owners as a member of Moore Animal Hospital’s Veterinary Assistant team.
For Moriah, veterinary medicine is truly a family affair. Her grandfather is a mixed-practice veterinarian in Moriah’s hometown of Raton, New Mexico, and Moriah spent countless hours there soaking up all of the knowledge that she could. The way her grandfather was able to help not only animals, but the owners who cared for them, made a permanent impression. Moriah knew that she wanted to do the exact same thing!
When a guest speaker came to Victoria’s fourth-grade classroom with a lion cub in tow, Victoria instantly became obsessed with large cats. It didn’t take her long to decide that she wanted to help animals in a hands-on way. Victoria’s journey has now come full circle: she’s able to care for pets on a daily basis as a Veterinary Assistant!
Veterinary Assistant Intern
All his life, Billy has found the company of animals both comforting and therapeutic. He fell in love with pets when he was only five years old; ever since, he’s known he wanted to become an animal-care professional! Billy is a Veterinary Assistant Intern here at Moore Animal Hospital, and hopes to become a veterinarian himself in the future.
Patient Care Coordinator (CVT)
Stephanie’s professional veterinary career actually began when she volunteered at PAWS, or Pets Are Worth Saving, Chicago’s largest no-kill shelter. Assigned to the spay/neuter clinic’s recovery room, Stephanie received instructions from the surgeons and technicians, and was then turned loose to monitor the recovering patients. When she looked around a couple of hours into her shift, she realized she was caring for 11 dogs, 5 kittens, and 13 feral cats. All of the animals were recovering well, and all were in stable condition. Stephanie realized that with minimal training, she was excelling at her tasks, and in fact the experienced technicians gave her “high fives” of approval!
Delaney grew up in Minnesota alongside her two siblings and plenty of family pets. She’s always adored taking care of animals—never once did she consider it a chore. For Delaney, caring for pets professionally is a dream come true, and she’s proud to serve as a member of Moore Animal Hospital’s care team!
Client Advocate & Veterinary Assistant
Kelly has been riding horses competitively since she was only 10 years old; for her, a love for animals has been a natural part of life from her earliest days. Working as a veterinary professional—and pursuing her ultimate goal of becoming a licensed veterinarian—allows her to better the lives of both people and animals on a daily basis!
Alie’s first cat, Shadow, was rescued from a trash bag inside of a dumpster. Once Shadow had healed physically and mentally, he was the most affectionate cat that Alie ever knew. He taught her how to be a great caregiver and an affectionate pet owner, and she strives to pass that on every day here at Moore Animal Hospital!
Resort Team Coach
Even when she was a young girl, Abigail felt an indescribable connection with just about any animal that she came in contact with. Her passion hasn’t let up since—Abigail has always wanted to do her part to better the lives of the earth’s creatures. As a member of Moore Animal Hospital’s talented care team, she gets to do just that!
Ariela has been volunteering here at Moore Animal Hospital ever since she can remember—that’s because her mother, Mandy, is the clinic’s Operations Manager! Now, Ariela has turned her passion for pets into a position here at the hospital. She’s a proud member of Moore Animal Hospital’s pet resort care team.
Kailey has felt a special bond with animals ever since her earliest days. Her family even jokingly calls her “the animal whisperer!” For Kailey, putting her nurturing side to use by helping pets live happier, healthier lives is a dream come true—she’s a Resort Technician here at Moore Animal Hospital.
Kayden has always been fascinated by animals and their varied personalities. The older she got, the more she became interested in the science behind their care needs. Kayden’s family dog suffered through her own struggles with cancer, which only deepened Kayden’s desire to help pets through the power of medicine. Now, she’s thrilled to care for animals hands-on here at the hospital!
Mickey’s best friend—Moore Animal Hospital’s very own Ariela—first introduced her to the clinic many years ago, and Mickey has been coming here ever since. When the opportunity arose for her to work for the hospital, she jumped at the chance! Mickey is proud to join our team of caring and compassionate Resort Technicians.
Briana grew up on a farm in the Fort Collins area, where she took care of all sorts of animals and also had a front-row seat to a variety of wildlife. For her, the connection with the earth’s creatures has always been there. Caring for animals professionally simply made sense!
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