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Emily
Veterinary Assistant

Hello! My name is Emily. I have always had an interest in spending time with animals. After a few years of working with people, and volunteering at a local animal shelter I was able to join the Blue Grass Veterinary Hospital family. I am so happy I got this opportunity!

Hello! My name is Emily. I have always had an interest in spending time with animals. After a few years of working with people, and volunteering at a local animal shelter I was able to join the Blue Grass Veterinary Hospital family. I am so happy I got this opportunity!

When I was little I wanted a dog so badly. My dad told me I could get a dog when we had a fenced in yard. When we moved to Blue Grass, our yard was fenced in, and as a child I remembered my dad’s promise to me. I remember going to the Humane Society and finding the puppy who was sound asleep laying upside down, and I fell in love. My parents told me that we needed to think about it before adopting, so we went home. A few days later I came home from school, and there was my puppy. I named her Casey. 

Although Casey was not a bully breed at all, I have since found that I have a very special place in my heart for the bullies.  My husband had never had a dog, and had a dream of owning a Bulldog. I reluctantly agreed. This compromise was named Zoey. She went as many places with us as she could; in many ways she was our child. Zoey taught me a lot in her short lifetime – grieving a loss, enjoying the occasional puddle on a walk, and you are never too old for a nap. At times, she knew me better than any person could. Sadly, she became diagnosed with cancer and our time together was short-lived. She told me it was time when I could not make the decision. Saying good-bye was one of the hardest experiences I have ever encountered. In her loss, I learned the importance of life, and enjoy the time you have.  Not a day goes by without thinking of her, but I’ve grown from the sadness of her loss to the happiness of having her in my life. I hope I am able to use this experience to help comfort others going through similar heartbreaks.

I am so fortunate to be able to spend my days helping your pets any way that I can.  It amazes me the trust, and unconditional love that pets share with us. We are so blessed to have them in our lives.