Certified Veterinary Technicican
Hi Sammy! Do you have any nicknames?
My nickname is Sammy, short for Samantha. I’ll go by Sammy or Sam but I avoid using the name
In your words, what is your job at Frontier?
I recently finished school, passed my VTNE (Veterinary Technician National Examination), and received my license as a Certified Veterinary Technician! Part of my job is nursing care and the other part is technical work. I
Why did you decide to work at Frontier?
I was recommended to work here by a fellow co-worker, who I was friends with before I was employed here. I was interested in entering the veterinary field as an assistant to gain some on the job experience and training while I attended school to become a technician. I came in for my formal interview and then later for a working interview, and I immediately felt like I could make my career here. My fellow co-workers are super friendly, patient, and very helpful in training me. The environment in this hospital is warm and welcoming, and I felt secure bringing my own pets here for check-ups.
Do you have any pets?
I have a number of pets! Four cats and a hamster, to be exact. Jada, Bebe, Maple, and Aspen are my girl kitties, all sassy in their own way. Jada is a four-year-old brown/grey tabby whom I rescued from a barn when she was just four weeks old. Bebe is a seven-year-old brown tabby whom we adopted from Bonnie Hayes Animal Shelter in 2013. Maple is a six-year-old tortie whom my boyfriend adopted as a kitten. Aspen is
Jada has a cat-perch attached to our window that she lays on for 90% of the day and loves watching birds. She
Zoidberg is my boy hamster whom I love very much. I adopted him from the PCC Vet Tech Program while I was in school still. He loves running around the room (when the cats are shut out) and he especially loves digging in his sandbox! On holidays I dress him up in
Tell us a little-known fact about you!
I was a wrestler in high school! I was on the team all four years, except I had to sit out for half the season during Junior year due to a knee injury. I came from a small school in Vernonia, Oregon and was the only girl wrestler during my senior year. I wrestled mostly boys since other schools in our league didn’t have many girls to match up with me, although they’d set up a match just for us if there were another girl on a different team. During my senior