Shelby

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Lead Hospital Attendant

Meet Shelby, our Lead Hospital Attendant. Shelby is our longest tenured employee and has worked at Frontier since February 1988, before we were even called Frontier!

Hi Shelby! So, do you go by Shelby or do you have any nicknames?

I go by Shelby, but most people around Frontier call me Shelbs.

In your words, what is your job at Frontier?

I am the Lead Hospital Attendant which means I am responsible for the cleanliness and presentation of the entire hospital. So I spend most of my time cleaning, cleaning, cleaning… did I mention cleaning? I also am in charge of taking care of all of our boarding pets- cleaning kennels, feeding, and administering medication.  I also assist our CVTs and Technician Assistants with patients’ medical treatments when needed.

Why did you decide to work at Frontier?

I didn’t- I started working here when it was still Soderholm Veterinary Hospital! But seriously, I love it here- obviously, since I’ve been here for over 26 years.

Do you have any pets?

I have 2 cats and a lizard. My two kitties are Heidi & Speidi, a brother and sister pair of orange tabbies who are still pretty kittenish- they are just over a 2 years old now – click here to see a cute video of them at Frontier playing with our butterfly toy.  I also have a Bearded Dragon named Spike, who is actually a girl.  She is very sociable- she even had her picture taken with Frontier’s Santa!

Tell us a little known fact about you!

I used to ride and show horses competitively for many years. I have a special love for Hunter/Jumpers. I currently have miniature horses, which I have also shown. But nowadays I leave the showing to the grandkids!

Thanks Shelby! While most of Shelby’s work around Frontier goes on behind the scenes, she is truly the heart and soul of Frontier. We are so thankful to have had Shelby on our team for so many years, and look forward to having her for many more to come.

 Santa Loepp & Spike