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.
Perfect? Well, truthfully, no. However, I think it's about as close as I will come to a perfect workplace. Animal Hospital of Statesville is a place we all have a stake in. It takes all of us to make it work. We ALL feel a responsibility to make this place the best it can be. We all have pets that mean the world to us. We KNOW from personal experience what we want from an animal hospital, and we work to make the Animal Hospital of Statesville THAT kind of place. The place where WE want to take OUR pets. A place where we have confidence in the doctors, the technicians, the kennel staff, our groomer, and the receptionists that keep everything together. A failure on anyone's part is "tackled" by all of us, and problems are solved. We are there for each other. That's called teamwork. Our team's name is FAMILY.