Employee of the Month, October 2023

This month’s prize winner is Client Care Specialist Tana Rafter, of Edmond East Animal Hospital in Edmond, Oklahoma!

Tana Rafter

Client Care Specialist

Edmond East Animal Hospital—Edmond, Oklahoma

Started in veterinary medicine: 2022

Years with practice: 1

Nominated by: Lori Voogt, Hospital Director

Why Is Tana So Awesome?

Tana just celebrated her one-year anniversary with us—and with vet med—in July. She has grown tremendously and strives to give every one of our clients the best customer service. She is instrumental in our mission to provide the highest quality care and service to the animals and clients in our community.

How Does She Go Above and Beyond?

Tana is always willing to arrive early or stay late to facilitate our client’s needs. She takes time to listen to our clients and provides the highest level of service with a positive attitude every day.

In Her Own Words

Why do you love your job?

I enjoy the people I work with and love helping others. We have a great team and everyone is awesome to work with.

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

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

Pets at home:

Horses: Duke, Maverick, Whiskey, Socks, Dakota; and one dog, Rizzo.

What brought you to the profession?

Dr. Shannon Johnson asked me for assistance at Walgreens when I was working there one day, and she appreciated how helpful and friendly I was. She shared our interaction with the hospital director, Lori, and suggested that Lori pursue me to come work for Edmond East Animal Hospital.

Hobbies outside of work:

Gardening, traveling, and refinishing furniture.

Favorite book/TV show:

Anything by Nicholas Sparks.

Photo courtesy of Edmond East Animal Hospital



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