October 25, 2017
Dr. Zilinski is a veterinarian at Falmouth Animal Hospital.
I graduated from Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, and did my internship at New England Animal Medical Center before migrating down to Cape Cod’s wonderful beaches six years ago when I came to work for VetCor.
I really like working for VetCor because you get all of the benefits of a big company – management support, a network of colleagues from which to bounce off ideas, and opportunities for mobility – but we are still able to practice the kind of progressive medicine that we believe in. There are no scripts to follow, and we can integrate changes easily as veterinary medicine evolves. I strongly believe in practicing the best medicine I can, and VetCor allows me to do that.
One of my favorite parts of coming to work is puppy kisses! It never gets old. I also truly cherish the long-term relationships I get to create with clients and their pets in general practice. We have the best staff at this hospital (not that I am biased or anything) and I really do feel like we are one big family. We try to do several social events during the year outside of the office to keep the bonds strong. Our next adventure is trying to book a sunset cruise out of Hyannis this fall. I can’t wait for that one!
If I had to choose another career tomorrow, I think I would be a marine biologist. I did a maritime studies program in college, and I loved being out on the ocean doing research and contributing to a larger pool of knowledge. Plus, there is so much amazing marine life here on Cape Cod, I think I would have lots to keep me occupied. But, I would probably still try to be a veterinarian on the weekends… I would miss the dogs and cats way too much!