Employee of the Month, February 2023

Payton Henderson of Desert Veterinary Clinic in Yuma, Arizona is the February 2023 employee of the month Winner!

Payton Henderson

Lead Veterinary Assistant

Desert Veterinary Clinic
Yuma, Arizona

Started in veterinary medicine: 2012

Years with practice: 10

Nominated by: Cheryl Haugo, DVM, owner

Why Is Payton So Awesome?

Payton is responsible and meticulous. He gets the job done no matter what it is and has progressed from volunteer to lead veterinary assistant and supervisor.

How Does he Go Above and Beyond?

Payton never shies away from a task and is kind. He helps his teammates whenever they need it.

In His Own Words

Why do you love your job?

I love that every day is different.

Each month AAHA spotlights, with generous support from CareCredit*, an AAHA member.

If you want to nominate someone, visit aaha.org/EOTM and they will be entered for a chance to win $500!!

See official rules here

Nominate your Employee of the Month at aaha.org/EOTM


*The Employee of the Month contest is administered by AAHA.

Pets at home:

Two cats and a Great Dane.

What brought you to the profession?

I love helping creatures that can’t help themselves.

Hobbies outside of work:

I love cooking foods from around the world.

Favorite book/TV show:

“A Song of Ice and Fire” series from George R. R, Martin.

Photo courtesy of Desert Veterinary Clinic



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