Employee of the Month, May 2023

Jamie Swick, Veterinary Assistant, of Pine Grove Veterinary Hospital in Severn/Ontario, is the May 2023 employee of the month winner!

Jamie Swick

Veterinary Assistant

Pine Grove Veterinary Hospital

Started in veterinary medicine: 2014

Years with practice: 9

Nominated by: Jenn Bristow

Why Is Jamie So Awesome?

Jamie is critical to our day-to-day operations. You have a fractious cat to hold for a blood draw? Suddenly it is purring and happy to be here. The next appointment has arrived and you haven’t had a chance to clean the room? Don’t worry, because Jamie already has it sparkling and set up for the next patient! She is empathetic, compassionate, and understanding when someone else isn’t at 100%. Patients and clients alike all love Jamie and are happy to see her.

How Does She Go Above and Beyond?

Jamie is always the first one to help if you need a hand or a shoulder to cry on. She remembers everyone’s birthday, and even their pets’ birthdays! If Jamie is ever in a bad mood, you would never know it as she always has a smile on her face and communicates that calm happiness to all our clients and pets.

In Her Own Words

Why do you love your job?

I love being able to make a difference in animals and their humans’ lives, as well as be there for them when they need me through happy and sad moments.

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:

Sirius Black, an 11-year-old wolfhound mix, and Hank the betta fish!

What brought you to the profession?

It is something I always wanted to do; I always wanted to make a difference.

Hobbies outside of work:

I love to read, take walks with Sirius, and spend lots of time with family and friends.

Favorite celebrity/book/TV show:

Sandra Bullock; I love the Lord of the Rings books, all of them! Favorite TV show is SpongeBob.

Photo courtesy of Pine Grove Veterinary Hospital



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