Employee of the Month

Jade Petrie, RVT, Technician Supervisor at VCA Welborn Animal Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, is this month’s Employee of the Month.

Jade Petrie, RVT

Technician Supervisor

VCA Welborn Animal Hospital, Kansas City, Kansas

Year started in vet medicine: 2006
Years with practice: 6
Nominated by: Marcia Buzhardt, DVM

Why is Jade so awesome?

Jade is extremely knowledgeable and gives 110% every day. Her primary goal is to make sure that each patient has the best experience possible and receives excellent care. She is also an amazing educator and does a great job teaching other staff members every day.

How does she go above and beyond?

She is always available when her staff needs her and provides great follow-up care to our patients.

In their own words:

Why do you love your job:
I love my job because I never stop learning! I love being able to advocate for my patients and educating clients.

Pets at home:
3 big dogs! Champ, Celine, and Daphne.

What brought you to the profession:
While in my first year college I was unsure of what I wanted to do. When I sat down and thought about it, I began to research what kind of jobs involved working with animals. I found a great vet tech school in the area and made that my career pathway.

Favorite Celebrity:
Anthony Kiedis

Hobbies outside of work:
Yoga, traveling, and going to concerts.

Favorite TV show:
Criminal Minds

Photo courtesy of Jade Petrie

Nominate your employee of the month

Each month in Trends, we will spotlight a team member from an accredited practice. Does your team boast an outstanding veterinarian, veterinary technician, veterinary assistant, customer service representative, or kennel worker? Nominate your employee at aaha.org/EOTM, and you and your employee can win $500 in gift cards courtesy of CareCredit!*

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

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