Annika Hoffman, D.V.M., was awarded Family Pet Animal Hospital’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the month for March of 2017 by last month’s winner, Frank Fiacchino. Frank cited Dr. Annika’s winning smile, professionalism, and enthusiasm for caring for Family Pet’s patients, along with her patience, listening skills, and teamwork as the reasons he awarded her with the MVP honors. We couldn’t agree more.
Question and Answer with Dr. Annika
Dr. Annika answers our serious and not-so-serious questions.
Do you have pets? If so, tell us about him/her/them.
I have 3 pets. Apollo is an almost 7 year old Doberman mix, who my husband and I rescued a month after I started vet school. I also have two 5-year-old Ragdoll cats named Mio and Daphne. They all love to cuddle and snuggle on the couch.
What is your favorite thing about working at Family Pet?
The team – it is rare to find a job where you enjoy working with every single colleague!
What is the moment at FPAH of which you are the most proud?
It is humbling to have been given this opportunity to be a part of the staff at Family Pet Animal Hospital; so just being able to say that I work at this amazing hospital makes me proud.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In the city, I like to go to musicals, the symphony, and occasionally the opera. However, my true passion is nature, so whenever given the chance I go to my home-country Sweden and hike, kayak, cross-country ski, swim in the lakes etc. I rarely get to enjoy outdoor activities in the US, but when I do my favorite place is Colorado.
If Family Pet Animal Hospital had a theme song, what would it be?
“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” (the Toy Story version)
If you could communicate with our patients, what would you most want them to know?
As an ER Doc, I would want my patients to know that I am here for them, and I will do whatever is possible to make them feel better.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
Fly- having a bird-eyed view is of great benefit in many situations.
If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
Dolphin, because they are smart, fun, fast and I would absolutely LOVE to live under water.
Name three things on your bucket list.
- Backpack in New Zealand
- Scuba dive in Indonesia or close to that area in the pacific or Indian oceans.
- Horse-back riding trip in Montana
What would you choose for your last meal?
Boeuf bourguignon or Coq au vin
What song or movie are you ashamed to admit you absolutely love?
“The Police Academy”
What is your favorite junk food?
Deep dish pizza
Congratulations, Dr. Annika! She will pick next month’s MVP, so stay tuned…
Emily Olvera (December 2016)
Janet Laz (November 2016)