Most Valuable Player of the Month for May 2017 – Sandy Gerstung


This is how Sandy relaxes during her time off. 😉


Sandy Gerstung was awarded Family Pet Animal Hospital’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the month for May 2017 by last month’s winner, Lilly Lam.  Lilly cited Sandy’s unparalleled dedication, timeliness with her responsibilities no matter the circumstance, and her affinity to help those in need.  Since day one when Family Pet opened its doors, Sandy has always been the bookkeeper/accountant, which she did in her free time since she had a full-time position at a local accounting firm.  When she retired from the accounting firm in 2004, she took a full-time position with Family Pet as the Finance/HR Manager.  We are all grateful for her dedication and the way she takes care of all of us in big and small ways.

Question and Answer with Sandy

Do you have pets?  If so, tell us about him/her/them.

Yes, a cat with attitude named “Chicken.”

What is your favorite thing about working at Family Pet?

The feeling that everyone is family – both staff and clients.

What is the moment at FPAH of which you are the most proud?

The day [Family Pet] opened, seeing Rae Ann’s dream become reality.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Travel – be with family and friends

If you could communicate with our patients, what would you most want them to know?

They will be given the best care possible.

What’s the strangest job you’ve had?

Working at a carnival on the midway

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

Be true to yourself

Tell us something about yourself people would be surprised to know.

I traveled in an old converted school bus with an aunt, uncle, cousin and 5 dogs. They did a balancing act and dog show.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

People that do not take responsibility for the actions. Also, bad manners.

What would you choose for your last meal?

French bread and butter

What did you wear to prom?

A yellow formal.

What is your favorite junk food?


What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?


What fortune would you want to get in a fortune cookie?

“Your family and friends will never know sorrow.”


Congratulations, Sandy!  Sandy will get to choose next month’s MVP, so stay tuned…


Lilly Lam (April 2017)

Annika Hoffman, D.V.M. (March 2017)

Frank Fiacchino (February 2017)

Tony Tramultola (January 2017)

Emily Olvera (December 2016)

Janet Laz (November 2016)

Kate Van Eck (October 2016)

Jim Dinan (September 2016)

Katie Doan (August 2016)


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