Receptionists | Operators
Erin, Operator/Receptionist- Customer Service SupervisorI relocated to Wilmington from Ohio in 2013 and was happy to find my place here at Atlantic Animal Hospital. Prior to coming here, my experience was related to kennel and doggie daycare but I have found I thrive in my operator position. This has enabled me to spend time with the pets but also develop relationships with their owners. In my spare time, I enjoy scuba diving and salsa dancing.
I jumped at the chance to live by the beach after having spent my childhood in Lancaster, PA. I chose to be a part of the Atlantic Animal Hospital team after hearing of a customer service position opening from my, then neighbor, Mica (a technician here). I have spent my life around animals and can't think of a more rewarding way to spend my day then caring for the pets that come through the doors. My cats Marina & Simba are nice enough to share their home with my husband, Sean and myself. We hope that a future addition of a German shepherd will complete out furry brood.
Like most everyone of my coworkers, the unconditional love of animals is what has drawn me to a career in the veterinary field. Growing up in Spivey's Corner, NC, there was never a shortage, and variety, of animals surrounding me. I loved the trips to the local veterinarian with our pets and watching the advancements in veterinary medicine over the years. While attending UNC- Wilmington for Environmental Science, I volunteered with Paws 4 People where I was able to help train service dogs. In addition to this experience, I have worked in customer service and animal care at a doggie daycare facility and have a menagerie of personal pets which include,5 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, 3 rats, a turtle and a fish. I hope to establish an animal sanctuary where I can help abused and neglected farm animals.
Dogs, cats, birds, lizards, you name it, I love them all! As a little girl I always wanted to save the injured animals I found and older animals are also very special to me. That's how I knew I wanted to work at a veterinary office. I have a dog and a cat of my own, who are very dear to me. When I was a little girl, I volunteered at veterinary clinics and grooming shops, then as I got older I began working as a kennel assistant and a technician assistant. I joined Atlantic Animal Hospital as a receptionist which I enjoy because, not only do I get to interact with fur babies, but I get to talk with their owners as well.
My interest in having a career in animal care stemmed from years of working, and living on a horse farm, and having childhood pets that ranged from cats and dogs to Sugar gliders and Iguanas. I have devoted my spare time volunteering with rescues and striving to make a small difference in the lives of needy animals. As I continue to learn here at Atlantic Animal Hospital, I hope to return to school focusing on obtaining my veterinary technician license and then adopt more animals!
Where to start, I was born and raised here in Wilmington. I have always wanted to work with animals. My plan is to become a vet tech and eventually work with all sorts of animals including small exotics and reptiles. I heard about Atlantic Animal Hospital through a friend I worked with who is a Receptionist here with me now. While working at Atlantic, I also work at Petsmart, and I work hands on with the pets there. I have been an animal lover my entire life and have 10 pets of my own including: 3 dogs, 3 guinea pigs, 2 hamsters, a cat and a bearded dragon.
I was born in the beautiful state of Hawaii then moved to Massachusetts and then Arizona where I was raised. I moved to North Carolina so I could be back near the ocean and to live on the East Coast. I wanted to work in an animal hospital because I have an overwhelming love and passion for animals and I want to help them in their time of need. I love how innocent and loving animals are and want to make an impact in any way I can. I have experience as a vet's assistant and have rescued animals of many species such as dogs, horses, squirrels and even pigs. I have learned a lot working in a veterinary clinic as well as learning many life lessons from my wonderful adopted son who has special needs. I adopted him when he was just a baby and is now 8 years old and has been a true blessing. I am married and I have 7 children, 6 who are now grown and moved out along with my fur babies which include 2 dogs, 1 kitten and hamsters. I hope continue to make a difference with every pet I come in contact with as well as their owners.