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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Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

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