With her warm welcoming smile, positive energy and Fear Free patient-handling approach, Rachel raises the bar for patient care at AHSH. She balances the individual needs of each patient seamlessly all while ensuring each family member leaves with a better understanding of how to take the absolute best care of their fur babies.
Rachel was born in Connecticut and spent most of her childhood in Columbia, SC and Dublin, OH with her younger sister, older stepsister and two older stepbrothers. After graduating from Dublin Coffman, she went on to earn her Associates of Science Degree in Veterinary Technology. Becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) was possible because of her years of experience as a veterinary assistant, diligent studying and genuine love for pets and their people. In addition to her RVT certification, Rachel is certified in Fear Free and Low Stress Handling for patients.
How did Rachel get so good at what she does? She has personal experience with her own dog, Beau, who experiences anxiety and becomes very fearful when he visits the vet. After seeing him stressed time and time again, Rachel knew she had to do something to help her sweet Mini Aussie have less stressful vet visits. By taking her RVT career a step further and investing in the Fear Free Certification, Rachel is not only able to empathize with anxious pets, (and by default their owners), but now has tools to help everyone have a better experience at each appointment. Rachel is thankful for her furry family teaching her the ins and outs of animal behavior (especially her handsome black kitty, Cairo!)
Rachel has always loved animals and once desired to become a Veterinarian. As she got older, she considered a career in human medicine, possibly nursing, but sought out the career path of an RVT. From kennel technician, to veterinary assistant – the transition to RVT was natural for Rachel. She has a special interest in nutrition and behavior and would like to specialize in one of those areas someday. For now, she shares her stellar RVT skills at the office and enjoys spending time outside, binge watching TV and hanging out with friends and family.
Rachel is a gem of a technician. She has a deep understanding of animal behavior and can help decrease the stress of your entire furry family in the hospital. She treats every appointment and every patient with the utmost attention and care, fully investing her intelligence and hands-on skills to helping fearful pets become more comfortable in the clinic setting. She is a problem solver – rest assured – no stone will be left unturned with Rachel as your pet’s RVT! Rachel looks forward to meeting you and your pets and developing lifelong relationships!