Amy Wrobel has been named Family Pet Animal Hospital’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the month for August 2017 by last month’s winner, Casandra Santos. Amy began her time here at Family Pet in 2013 as a shy, soft-spoken Kennel Assistant with a huge heart. While she’s still shy, soft-spoken, and gold-hearted, she has grown tremendously in her role as a Veterinary Technician here at our hospital. Casandra cited Amy’s technical skills, patience in mentoring/training others, affinity for teamwork, and her unwavering patient advocacy as reasons for naming Amy as August’s MVP. All of us at Family Pet are so appreciative of Amy’s skills, humor, and heart of gold.
Question and Answer with Amy
Do you have pets? If so, tell us about him/her/them.
“I have 2 wonderful dogs. Cuka Moo is a 12 year old Miniature Pincher that I’ve had since she was a pup and she is just the most precious little thing ever. Emma Marie is around 5 years old, my husband and I found her in the street as a malnourished pup, and we just had to keep her since she is such and cuddle bug.”
What is your favorite thing about working at Family Pet?
“My Favorite thing about working and Family Pet is the staff. We all work together as a team to ensure that every patient is taken care of with the most love and dedication. Every pet that walks through our doors is treated just like one of our own; we want the best for them and would never settle for anything less. I don’t want to toot our own horn but we do such an amazing job with that.”
What is the moment at FPAH of which you are the most proud?
“I would have to say this moment! I used to be very timid and had very little confidence in myself but being around such a supportive staff and people who are willing to go above and beyond to ensure you succeed has gotten me to where I am today. I’m more confident in my work and put my heart and soul into everything I do, and I couldn’t be more thankful to my managers Tony and Michelle whom have helped with that. They’ve been so patient and kind as well as always willing to lend a hand if I’m in need. They’re both a big part of my success and I just couldn’t be more thankful for the motivation and confidence they’ve instilled in me.”
What do you like to do in your free time?
“I love cuddling and watching TV with my pups and my husband Adam. Doing Yoga when I can and hanging out with family.”
If you could communicate with our patients, what would you most want them to know?
“Know that everything is going to be okay! We want to make sure you’re healthy and strong because we love you and want nothing but the best for you.”
How would you spend one million dollars?
“I would buy my dream home, pay off my remaining school loans, help my mom retire early, donate to charity and put the rest in my savings for a rainy day.”
What is your personal motto or mantra?
“Keep Moving Forward. It was something my dad always told me growing up and when he passed away it just kinda stuck with me. I ended up getting it tattooed on my arm so if I ever get discourage or feel down I can just look at my arm and smile because I know that’s what he’d want me to do.”
Describe yourself in three words.
“Loving, Funny, Shy”
What is your biggest pet peeve?
“Bad manners! It drives me insane!!!”
Do you have a hidden talent?
“I love to sing!!! Not sure if I’m any good at it, but my husband tells me he loves it, and it helps me both relax and calm down when I’m stressed.”
What’s your favorite activity to do with your pet(s)?
“Hiking or anything outdoors with my husband Adam.”
Amy will pick next month’s MVP, so stay tuned…
Emily Olvera (December 2016)
Janet Laz (November 2016)