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Getting to Know: Heather K!

October 31, 2018

You may have noticed that we’ve added some staff this year, and we’d like to introduce you to each of them. In her own words, let’s get to know our customer service representative (among many hats she wears here), Heather K!


What make you decide to work in this field?  

One of my earliest and happiest memories is my father reading to my brother and I from James Herriot’s Dog Stories.  I loved hearing about the special relationship between people and their animals, and the important role the veterinarian played in their lives.  Like everyone in this field, I grew up loving animals, and in addition, have a fascination with medicine.  Working in the veterinary field is an excellent combination of those areas of interest.


Where did you go to school?

I went to school at the University of Nebraska, studying journalism and English.


Do you have an area of special interest in veterinary medicine?

I am really fascinated by emergency medicine.  There are interesting, challenging cases, something new every day, and it requires so much outside-the-box thinking.  You are given this amazing opportunity to be of service to people who are sometimes having the worst moment of their lives, and if you can soften this, even a little, it’s worth so much.


Tell us about your pets.

I grew up with a variety of pets, from hamsters to horses and everything in between.  I have cats now, which suits my life.  I very much embrace the stereotypical “zany cat lady” trope!


Tell us about your history with GAVC.

I’ve been bringing my own pets to GAVC for several years.  I’ve always been so impressed with the high level of care offered, and was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to join the team.



What was your favorite food when you were a child?


What sound do you love?

Rain – on the roof or in the leaves.

What is your favorite time of the day/day of the week/month of the 

I love the fall.  There’s a lovely, dusky scent in the air that just thrills my soul.

What are you reading now?

A House Among the Trees by Julia Glass.  I’ve just started it, so I don’t know if I’d recommend it yet, but it’s really interesting so far.  I LOVE to read, and am always happy to swap title suggestions with a fellow book lover.



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