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Annie's Shenanigans

August Top Dawg

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Congratulations to Anthony!

Anthony has been chosen this month by his peers! Way to go!

 

Anthony has been working at Westbury Animal Hospital for almost 6 months as a Veterinary Assistant. He was rewarded for being helpful and kind to clients. 

His empathy and compassion for pets and their owners has been proven true this month as Anthony has taken it upon himself to go outside and pick a flower to place on several patients caskets before being taken home. This is a great example of what makes a top dawg. Someone who acts above their daily duties to make Westbury great without any care for themselves. 

Thank you Anthony for going above and beyond!

 


July Top Dawg

Monday, July 18, 2016

Congratulations to Sade!

Sade has been chosen this month by her peers with 5 nominations! Way to go!

 

Sade has been working at Westbury Animal Hospital for almost a year as a Client Service Representative. We appreciate her hard work ethic, her team spirit, and good attitude when working with team members as well as with clients.

 

We have been short staffed recently and Sade has received several shout outs for all her support. Sade along with the rest of the CSR team have a very vital role at Westbury as they are essentially the “face” of the business and we cannot express how much we appreciate when they go above and beyond.

 


Featured article by Anna Kate

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

This is a feature article written by Dr. Cooper's daughter to give us some insight into a trip to the vet. Thanks Anna Kate for writing such a wonderful blog!

          MMMMMMMMMM. That was a yummy dinner! Oh! Sorry, I forgot to introduce myself. Hi, I’m Annie. I live in Houston, Texas, and I don’t mean to brag, but I might have been on the cover of dog monthly last month. That’s right. My fans just can’t get enough of me! I mean, I don’t blame them but the star life is just so tiring! Look, Steven Schnauzerberg, I appreciate the offer, but Pug Cruz and I just don’t get along! So anyways, I’ve been in movies, photoshoots, TV shows, but I’ve never gotten….uh…..what’s the word….that’s it… Nervous!!! I’ve never gotten nervous. But I got this awful feeling when my mom told me we’re going to the worst place a dog could ever dream of going…the Vet. I have never had this feeling before, but I’m so nervous I couldn’t even finish my doggy ice cream! “Annie, where are you? Time for bed”. Uh oh. Mommy’s calling me. Well, see you tomorrow.

THE NEXT MORNING

          “Good morning Annie! Want to go on a little drive?” My mom said waking me up from my dream about chocolate. Wait a second… I know what she’s doing! We’re going to the vet aren’t we? No way I’m going! “I’ll give you a treat…” GOTTA GO! As we’re in the car, getting closer and closer to the vet, my paws start to sweat more and more. When we arrive, a nice lady walks me and my mom into an exam room. When the vet comes in, he looks in my eyes and ears, looks in my mouth and checks my pretty teeth, he listen to my heart and feels my tummy, he feels all my legs and paws and asks me to lay on my back so he can look at my tummy. (Which, I’m not going to lie, it felt pretty good). Then he watched me walk. When the nice lady walks me and my mom back out to the front of the vet’s office, she gives me a treat! No way! I love this place!

              On the way home, I started thinking, maybe the vet isn’t so scary after all! I got a treat, a tummy rub, and tons of people told me how cute I was (which I already knew, but it’s always refreshing to hear). Next time I go to the vet I won’t be scared at all! In fact, I’ll be super excited! Ugh, sorry, got to go. Steven’s calling again. 


May Top Dawg Winner

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Congratulations to Shaketra! She is our May winner of the Annie's Top Dawg Award!

Great job Shaketra! She was nominated 8 times this past month!

Shaketra has been working as an Animal Care Taker since February 2016 and is already making a name for herself. Her peers are well appreciative of her work ethic, good attitude, and teamwork.

She has been a big help to the technicians with medical boarders and was also recognized as going above and beyond to help keep our conference/lunch room clean. ßdouble props for this cause we all know there are not enough of us who clean up after ourselves!

Thank you Shaketra for your wonderful attitude and for making Westbury Animal Hospital a great place to work. Keep up the good work!


April Top Dawg Winner

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Congratulations to Shannon!!!

Shannon has been working as a veterinary technician for almost 6 months. She is very deserving of this award. Her peers have nominated her for her skills handling aggressive dogs and for her hard work. She is always willing to jump in and lend a hand to her team mates.

Shannon has a positive attitude and has impressed us all with her interest to learn new things as well as always giving 100% while at work.

Thank you Shannon for your caring attitude and compassion. You make Westbury Animal Hospital a wonderful place to work. Keep up the good work!


March Top Dawg Winner

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Congratulations to Helen!

Helen has been working as an over night technician since June of 2015. Helen was chosen this month because she had 5 different persons nominate her and a total of 9 mentions. She also had several nominations that listed wonderful testimonials to her character and specific examples on how she proved herself as a Top Dawg this month that go beyond her daily duties.

Helen is very deserving this month. Her peers feel she always goes above and beyond and puts her coworkers in a good mood. The ACT team commends Helen for helping with the laundry duties overnight.

Helen has been receiving phone calls from clients to specifically thank her for her hard work and caring attitude. Specifically, Helen was mentioned for assisting a client late at night. Helen talked with her on the phone the night before she was to put her pet to sleep and talked her through the process and provided comfort when needed.

Thank you Helen for your caring attitude and compassion for our clients. You make Westbury Animal Hospital a wonderful place to work as well as a caring place to bring your pets. Keep up the good work!



January Top Dawg Winner

Friday, January 29, 2016
Congratulations to Jose! 

Jose is January’s Top Dawg Winner! 

Jose has been with Westbury for 2 years, working hard as an Animal Care Taker as well as a veterinary assistant.

Jose has been nominated by his peers for going above and beyond to help other teams. He is also appreciated for helping the ACT team over the busy holiday rush. Jose is a great exam room assistant, always making clients feel welcome and is also known to be quite the “cat whisperer”. 

Thank you for all you do Jose! Keep up the good work! 


Congratulations to Sara

Friday, October 09, 2015

Congratulations to Sara! 

Sara is October's Top Dawg Winner! 

Sara has been working for Westbury for a year as a technician and veterinary assistant. She was nominated by her peers for going above and beyond in her work duties. Sara is a hard worker, and a pleasure to be around.

Sara takes initiative and has an extensive knowledge of veterinary medicine especially in behavior.  This experience has allowed her to excel at proper communication and recommending care to patients either in the exam room or by offering to call clients at home. Sara is always in tune to the appointment schedule and often points out cases that may need to be seen or prepared differently for an upcoming appointment and will often call these clients herself to ensure an efficient interaction takes place or that more critical pets are seen in a timely manner.

Congratulations to Melissa

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Congratulations to Melissa!

Melissa is one of a kind. She has been working hard as a veterinary technician at Westbury Animal Hospital since 2009. She especially flourishes as our in house laboratory technician as well as an assistant to Dr. Eckermann and to the pharmacy. 

Melissa has been nominated several times over the past few years and is a well deserving recipient. Melissa has trained the majority of the veterinary technicians hired at Westbury over the years; teaching them proper cytology, use of lab equipment, being an intermediary to lab companies, as well as proper client communication in the reporting of results and handling of specimens. She is well trained in the art of diagnostics and quality control. Thank you for passing on your knowledge Melissa!

Many of you may not know the importance laboratory diagnostics plays in the health of an animal, but ensuring all testing is conducted properly and timely can mean a big difference in an animal getting a diagnosis and treatment. She is always going above and beyond to maintain proper management of the lab (and I may be as bold to add that it may be one of the most consistently organized and efficient locations in the hospital)

Melissa is a wonderful co-worker and a pleasure to have at the hospital. Keep up the good work Melissa!


Congratulations Bianca

Friday, May 15, 2015
Congratulations to Bianca!!
Bianca is May's Top Dawg Award Winner

Bianca is the well deserving winner of this months Top Dawg Award. She has been working at Westbury as a veterinary technician since July 2013. Bianca is now working as the lead technician.

You have nominated Bianca this month for her hard work, attention to detail, and her leadership. Bianca has been very willing to take on extra shifts and be on call if more help is needed. We ask a lot of these fearless leaders and they are expected to fill any voids left by her team, but this is often gone unrecognized. Thank you Bianca for going above and beyond for your team to ensure animals get the best care possible.

Bianca was also applauded by members of other teams on the UEarnedIT site for assisting them when they needed it.

Thank you Bianca for all your hard work and for going above and beyond to make Westbury a better place! Great job!




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