Practice Manager & Certified Veterinary Technician
Meet Megan, our Hospital Director and a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT). Megan has worked at Frontier since August 2004. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Megan! So, do you go by Megan or do you have any nicknames?
I go by Megs or Mego. Really special people call me Maizey- mostly that means my mom!
In your words, what is your job at Frontier?
As Practice Manager, it’s my job to ensure that Frontier Veterinary Hospital runs as smoothly and consistently as possible. I assist the Frontier Team Members by facilitating the best possible client and patient care which ultimately leads to employee satisfaction that trickles down to healthy and happy pets. This includes hiring and training the most qualified staff, researching medications and medical equipment to find the best and safest products, and working with the client and patient services teams to create protocols. From my time working as a CVT, I have a great deal of hands-on experience working with our patients. Using this experience, I work with the doctors to create the medical standards for our hospital-everything from nail trims to complicated surgeries. Also having experience as a CSR, I work with the Client Services Team to advance our customer services practices. The two things I enjoy most in life are pets and people and I am truly fortunate to be able to combine them in my professional pursuits. With each opportunity and challenge I am presented with in my job at Frontier, I am able to have the chance to somehow advance the human-animal bond. I can’t imagine a more fulfilling occupation.
You’ve worked in the veterinary field for a long time, why did you decide to work at Frontier?
It’s true, I have worked at veterinary hospitals and clinics since I was in college. Naturally I was impressed with the facilities- every veterinary professional wants to work in a hospital like this! But I think the thing that really set Frontier apart was the kindness the staff showed me right from my first interview.
Do you have any pets?
I have several pets- three cats, a dog, and three fish. My oldest cat, Lanie, is the matriarch of my pet family, she is a 16-year-old domestic medium hair kitty. Though I did come up with a more exotic breed name for her- the Rogue Valley Halftail. She was found as a part-feral kitten in a Rogue Valley dumpster, and her early exploits cost her half of her tail, but she doesn’t seem to mind. My other two kitties, Trixie and Miss Hiss, are Bengals my family fostered and later adopted last summer. Trixie came into Frontier as an emaciated and pregnant stray. We took her home and after she had the kittens, we decided to keep her as well as her daughter, Miss Hiss. My dog is Dusty, a 10-year-old Maltese Mix who is truly like a living, breathing stuffed animal. She is so sweet and cuddly, and perhaps the laziest dog on the planet! I also have fancy gold fish at home and at work. For whatever reason I have a special touch with goldfish. My last one lived 10 years and grew to the size of a large apple.
Tell us a little known fact about you!
I worked at the Oregon Tiger Sanctuary from 1999-2001, where I had the opportunity to work with lions, tigers, gibbons, a spider monkey, as well as a whole colony of rabbits and ferrets. All of the animals there, especially the big cats, are rescued from backgrounds in Hollywood or from abusive or neglectful homes. Believe me, wild animals do not make good pets! When I first started working there they had just rescued a female lion and had bred her with one of their male lions to create a pride. Since lions in the wild live in these familial and social groups, having a pride creates a more natural environment for both the existing lions and for introducing new rescues. After the cubs were born I had the opportunity to work with the lion cubs and assist in the ovariohysterectomy (“spay”) surgery on the mother.