Before joining the SFPC family, Paula worked for 20 years in corporate customer service. However, having always wanted to work with animals and working in a smaller business setting, she found a great home with Santa Fe Pet Clinic and living out her dream working with people who love animals just as much as her. She became interested in working with animals because of her love for them and finding out that people who have pets are a lot alike. She enjoys helping people who love animals and being able to show how any kind of pet can enhance someone's life. Paula says "My favorite part of the job is meeting the client face to face and seeing what kind of pet or breed they have chosen". In her spare time she enjoys watching Anime or walking anywhere with her husband, Ted (Front Desk Tech) and their Chihuahua "Dixie".
Kristal was a vet tech at a veterinarian clinic for 25 years, and retired to become a groomer. She left her previous clinic and has been grooming ever since. She loves grooming more and more every day. She says "I love it when the owners say they want all the additional "goodies" done on their dogs. Bows for girls and scarves for boys, unless, of course, they have a tom girl dog. Then I will give them a scarf too!" So ask Kristal to add the extras when you drop off your pet for grooming, especially around any holiday!
Beginning in 2001 as a kennel tech, and now working part-time as one of our receptionists and vet assistant. Cassie has worked anywhere from just Saturdays to full-time through college, other jobs, and now is a mother. Cassie is big lover of animals and people! She got her degree in Elementary Education, but has continued to enjoy working here through all of life’s changes over the past 12 years. “I love the fun pets, friendly clients, great co-workers, and learning new things on a regular basis.” In addition to her love of animals, Cassie also loves to hike and backpack. She, along with her family, goes to the Colorado Rockies every year and has crossed the Grand Canyon 3 times! She is married to her amazing husband Ben and they have three children, as well as two great dogs, their steady and faithful German Shepherd "Emmy", and their newest pup, a black lab named "Watson".
Ted joined our clinic in 2014. Ted and Paula (Office Manager) have been married for many years, and now are happy to be working here together making sure all the needs of our clients are met. Ted enjoys texting clients appointment reminders and check-up results to give them a more personal feel. In their spare time they love watching Anime together and walking everywhere with their Chihuahua "Dixie". We hope they are part of the Santa Fe Pet Clinic Family for a long time.
Kimber joined our staff in January 2017. She has recently graduated from high school and is starting college this fall as a Business Major. She has a cocker spaniel named "Oso", a husky named "Maya" and her daschund/yorkie mix "Manny". Kimber is our Front Desk Technician on Fridays and Saturdays, as well as a kennel tech. Kimber says "I will take good care of your pet while boarding here and definitely give them a lot of loving and attention. It's just who I am!"
Cassidi joined Santa Fe Pet Clinic in August 2015. She is going to college at JCCC, and working here as a Vet Assistant as well as Kennel Tech Manager. Cassidi started her career here as a Kennel Technician while still in high school. Her mom, Michelle, has been bringing their black lab "Max" here since he was a puppy. We are so happy she joined our family. Cassidi "loves Dr. Wegele and his family, and everyone I have met at the clinic. I hope to stay here taking care of your animals for a very long time!"
Rachel is a Junior at Olathe North High School and is currently in the Animal Health Program. She has always loved animals of all kinds. She wanted to start working in the field of animal care before she starts attending K-State to further her career with animal care, so we were fortunate to have her accept a kennel tech position with us. Her French class is fortunate enough to be going to France in Summer 2018, so she will be taking a couple weeks off.
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