Employee of the Month, February 2024

This month’s prize winner is Kerri Kenher, Client Service Representative at Hampstead Animal Hospital, in Hamstead, New Hampshire!

Kerri Kenher

Client Service Representative

Hampstead Animal Hospital,
Hamstead, New Hampshire

Started in veterinary medicine: 2011

Years with practice: 4

Nominated by: Meghan Cofer, CVT

Why Is Kerri So Awesome?

Kerri is incredible at spreading positivity amongst our staff and is the biggest contributor on our staff to making our hospital culture a positive one. She puts her time and energy into finding ways to make our staff smile, and she does it with a generous and thoughtful heart.

How Does Kerri Go Above and Beyond?

She is hugely involved in our “fun committee” and plays a big role in planning activities and outings for our staff, she puts an enormous amount of energy into making our culture a positive one, and we feel so lucky to have her! I have been in veterinary medicine myself for going on 14 years—I have NEVER seen a staff member go so much above and beyond to bring smiles and joy to her coworkers.

In Her Own Words

Why do you love your job?

I love my job because I love to help people. It makes me feel so good to know that I can make someone’s day a little better whether it’s a client, patient, or coworker.

Pets at home:

I have a 10-year-old Catahoula hound named Jake Douglas.

What brought you to the profession?

When I was in elementary school, I wanted to be a veterinarian because I loved animals, but instead I went into education. After teaching preschool for many years, I decided to try something new. I know I made the perfect choice because I truly love what I do!

Hobbies outside of work:

My husband and I like to explore different local restaurants and breweries. I’m obsessed with Halloween and watching horror movies. I also love baking treats for my work family.

Favorite book/TV show/Actress:

TV show: Friends. Movie: John Carpenter’s Halloween. Favorite actress: Jamie Lee Curtis.

Photo courtesy of Hampstead Animal Hospital

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