Employee of the Month: May 2021

Catie Hill, LVT, is seriously rocking inventory management at the Animal Hospital of Rowlett.

 

Name

Catie Hill, LVT

Catie Hill

Practice name

Animal Hospital of Rowlett
Rowlett, Texas

Occupation

Inventory coordinator

Specialties/certifications

Licensed veterinary technician

Started in veterinary medicine

2012

Years at practice

9

Why Is Catie So Awesome?

Catie came to us while still in school at Cedar Valley College in the AAHA-accredited Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program. After she completed her internship hours and obtained her veterinary technician license, we quickly offered her a position, knowing self-motivated and detail-oriented staff don’t come along often. She was eager and smart and fit in with the team immediately. She is encouraging and helpful, and all team members look to her for her expertise. Catie interviewed for and accepted our position of inventory coordinator in the third quarter of 2019. In addition to inventory ordering and weekly purchase-order creation for both of our clinics, she is a part of our leadership team and our practice’s Sunshine Committee.

How Does She Go Above and Beyond?

She implemented a weekly order system, tracked our cost of goods on a monthly basis to ensure we remained in budget based on prior year-over-year growth, put in place a tag system for staff to notify her of items needed, cleaned up our inventory codes and bill codes, and assisted with end-of-year counts and reporting. We can’t wait to see what another year in the role will bring!

In Her Own Words

Why do you love your job? I love helping everyone’s animals and I love the people I work with!

Favorite celebrity or author: Denzel Washington and the Backstreet Boys.
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Pets at home: Sookie, blue heeler; Renly, German shorthaired pointer; Gilly, golden retriever; Sam, kitty.

What brought you to the profession? I wanted to be a vet when I was little, but I am allergic to animals and didn’t think of it as an option. After getting my bachelor’s degree in Georgia and having a career, I moved to Texas and had the opportunity to go back to school full time to be a technician. I did allergy injections for two years while in school, and here I am today!

Congratulations, Catie, and special thanks to Christen Lynch, practice manager at Animal Hospital of Rowlett, for this month’s Employee of the Month nomination!

Each month in Trends, we will spotlight a team member from an accredited practice. 

Does your team boast an outstanding veterinarian, technician, customer service representative, or kennel worker?

Let us know at trends@aaha.org!

 

Photo credits: Photo courtesy of Animal Hospital of Rowlett

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