Gretchen is a hard worker, and is not afraid to take on a challenge! We are so happy to have her on the Mountain Ridge Animal Hospital team
Originally from Minnesota, Gretchen recalls always loving animals and has fond memories of taking stray pets home when she was younger. What got her into loving Vet Med was her soul dog needed a Vet appointment, and when she went in for his appointment, Gretchen was offered a job as a receptionist. The decision of saying yes to that job is what started her 17-year career! Gretchen is very well rounded in the field; she has actually enjoyed working in all aspects of the vet field. Gretchen has worked in general practice, emergency, and also in specialty departments such as oncology, cardiology, and radiology! Gretchen said “ I enjoy knowledge, so the more I know, the better technician I can be”. We absolutely love that abut her! Gretchen also loves rescuing senior dogs and giving them their best life. When Gretchen is not at work, you can find her at home loving on her 3 three dogs. She has two Pomeranians (Daisy and Shredder) and a shih tzu named Muppet.
Tidbits & Trifles:
Collecting Happiness: “I collect a lot of Chicago cubs baseball and hockey items. Also, a new hobby in the last year is my plant collection. My dogs are my kids, and my plants are my pets” (We think that is the best quote ever!)
Colorful Pups: You can sometimes find Gretchen’s dogs with fun-colored died tails. They are the cutest crew ever!
A Day in the Life:
What is your favorite part about your job?:
“My favorite part of my job is the patients. An animal can always brighten my day, and I also enjoy getting to know the owners and being able to chat with them!”