Employee of the Month, July 2023

This month’s $500 prize winner is Lori Dreischmeier, CVT, of Dodgeville Veterinary Service in Dodgeville, Wisconsin!

Lori Dreischmeier, CVT

Veterinary Technician

Dodgeville Veterinary Service—Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Started in veterinary medicine: 1995

Years with practice: 28

Nominated by: Heather Yager

Why Is Lori So Awesome?

Lori is an amazing, hardworking employee. She is very reliable and dedicated. Twenty-eight years with our practice is outstanding. Sometimes she puts this job before herself for the love of the animals. She is our head CVT and plays a big part in running our practice.

How Does She Go Above and Beyond?

Lori goes above and beyond whenever needed. She is always making sure patient care is the number one priority. She is always helping where needed even when she has a million things of her own to do. She never says no to anyone and helps train our new CVTs. She even helps when she has already clocked out for the day. She goes to a few elderly people’s houses to care for their pets if they are unable to make it in.

In Her Own Words

Why do you love your job?

Many reasons. The friendships I make with our patients and their owners. The ability to watch our patients grow from puppy to adult and into their senior years. Being able to help our patients heal following surgical procedures/injuries. Just to name a few.

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!!

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

Pets at home:

Murphy, an almost 3-year-old Humane Society rescue cat, Arie, also an almost 3-year-old Humane Society rescue cat, and Raya, a 7.5-year-old Portuguese water dog (we are her third home).

What brought you to the profession?

I grew up on a family farm and taking care of animals was my job.

Hobbies outside of work:

Scrapbooking, taking pictures, camping, spending time at the lake and with my friends and family, and fun days out with my best friend.

Favorite TV show:

I have many but I really enjoy the Chicago Med/Chicago Fire/Chicago PD and the Law & Order series.

Photo courtesy of Dodgeville Veterinary Service



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