Meet Amanda: A City Girl Living in Texas

Amanda is the hospital manager at Northside Animal Hospital.

I was born and raised in California before moving to Waco, Texas. I have fond memories of growing up beside the San Francisco Bay and I loved swimming in the ocean. Plus, the seafood in that area is truly one of a kind.

AmandaAt heart, I'm a city girl, and it took me some time to get used to the slower pace of Texas. After spending three years living here, I can say that I really enjoy the relaxed culture. However, I'm not sure that I’ll ever get used to the humidity.

I first started working in the veterinary industry almost three years ago as a receptionist. More and more, I found myself stepping away from the front desk and taking on more hands-on tasks in the exam and surgery rooms. Eventually, I was promoted to hospital manager.

I have a three-and-a-half-year-old pit bull named Klarky, and my love for him is what inspired me to enter this field. Klarky is the most human pit bull I have ever met!

He visits the hospital often and, when he does, he prefers to hang out with people over other dogs. He loves being babied and he enjoys being tucked into bed with an old robe of mine. 

It's wonderful to interact with other pet owners all day and to continuously witness that heartfelt connection between people and their pets. My favorite part of the job is getting to talk to clients about how much we love our fur babies.

Outside of work, I enjoy staying home and relaxing while I grow a baby girl inside my tummy. I’m looking forward to motherhood, and I hope to be the best mom to Olive! I can’t wait to celebrate Christmas with her. I plan to take her around to look at lights and to let her be the one to put the angel on the tree.

Aside from raising my daughter, my goal for the future is to continue to grow with VetCor and make Northside Animal Hospital the best practice in town! In fact, we recently got involved with the Waco Chamber of Commerce. Our team is looking forward to helping out with community events. 

To me, working at VetCor means having a great support system that treats you like family. If you have a question, it's answered immediately and there are so many resources available. I wouldn't want to work for any other company!