MEET AUSTIN

Technician Assistant

Where did I grow up?
I grew up in Michigan until just before I turned 7 years old in the year 2000 when my family decided to move out here to sunny Arizona and have been here ever since.

Year I started working in the Veterinary Field?
I started working in the veterinary field in July 2011 as a kennel technician and vet assistant.

Best way to spend Saturday:
I like to hike across Superstition Mountain when its not 100 degrees out with my Siberian Husky Maya, day trips to new places, relax at home, or go out with friends/family.

Favorite part of working with animals?
I love working with animals because i’m able to help them when they are hurt, promoting preventative care to help them grow old with their families and being able to work with different varieties of breeds/species and being able to learn more about them.

What was your first pet?
I’ve had quite a few pets growing up varying in dogs, cats, reptiles and other exotics. The first pet that I got on my own though is my Siberian Husky Maya. I chose this memory of my first pet because i honestly can’t remember my first pet because I have had so many due to rescuing them while growing up.

Dream Vacation:
My dream vacation would be to go to Ireland for the relaxing landscape or Europe to see the old cities and towns with castles.

Which superhuman power would you choose?
I would choose telekinetic abilities as my superhuman power.

 

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After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more

Common signs of arthritis in your pet

Achy muscles and stiff joints affect more individuals than you may think. In fact, these common symptoms of arthritis are found in both the young and old—and human and non-human. That’s right…arthritis is an issue that many animals experience as well. Dogs in... read more

Lawn chemicals and your pet

Break out the sunglasses and sandals because spring is right around the corner! While the extra sunshine and warmth mean lots of fun outdoor activities for you and your pet, spring can also bring some hidden dangers with it as well.  This season (more than any other)... read more

Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more