Meet Harrington Javier – Hospital Manager, Dad, and Yankees Fan

I joined Fresh Pond Animal Hospital as the Hospital Manager in March 2016. My background is actually in the dental field. I felt like I needed a change, and when the opportunity arose, I know it would be something I’d enjoy because I’ve always loved animals.

Harrington with JaxinMy favorite part of coming into work every day is absolutely the staff. I’m so lucky to be able to collaborate with such a driven team and Chief of Staff who truly love what they do. I also enjoy working in the vet industry because I don’t have to deal with human health insurance companies! As a bonus, the animals that come in are a daily treat.

It's been a crazy first year, and things are going to get even more exciting as we undergo renovations on our facility. I can’t wait for us to have the increased ability to see more emergency and critical care cases. Being a VetCor hospital, you are allowed build the business the way you see fit, to your town, clients and to what you envision it to be. The staff are happy, the clients are happy, and the practice is reaching goals that haven’t been met in quite some time. The combination of employee experience, persistence, and teamwork has made these positive changes possible, and for that I’m truly grateful.

I don’t have any pets of my own right now. I’ve wanted a dog for years, but a busy schedule prevented that from happening. I hope now that I’m in this field I’ll get the opportunity to get a an Akita puppy – although my 9-year-old son, Jaxin, does keep me busy and on my toes!

On the weekends, you can usually find me playing Legos with Jaxin or having Godzilla battles with his Jurassic Park dinosaur action figures. I also love the New England Patriots, the Boston Bruins and the New York Yankees – I get a ton of flak for that last one, living here in New England. I went to Merrimack College for a few years and am excited to go back to school and continue working toward my degree in the near future.

P.S. I’m sure you are all wondering which action figure I chose or what dinosaur I’d be if I had the option. Don’t worry, I won’t leave you hanging – if I could be one of them, it would definitely be the Velociraptor because they have always been my favorite since I was a child, and even more so since the original Jurassic Park movie came out back in the 90’s!