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Client Care Representative
I decided at a later age to go back to school for the Veterinary Office Administration program and graduated in 2012. It seemed like the perfect choice for me as I enjoy office work and I love animals. I started working at Elgin Animal Hospital in September 2019 and at the Talbot Animal Clinic in December 2020. The best thing about working here are my fantastic teammates who make coming to work fun and of course meeting and getting to know our clients and their adorable fur babies. When I'm not at work I enjoy spending time with my human family, as well as our 4-legged additions which consist of our goofy golden-doodle Shaggy, grumpy cat Bowser, crazy cat Baby and timid kitty Hazel. My house and my heart are full!


Veterinary Diets vs Store Bought Diets

Exactly why is Vet food so much more money? And why would I spend that when I can get the same food at the grocery store? Am I getting ripped off?! At $60+ a bag, yes, you would think that you might be getting taken to the cleaners on dog or cat food. Let me de-mystify the cost versus quality question. What you might not realize is that there are some very key differences between the food you buy at your veterinarians vs the foods you buy at the grocery or pet stores. We don’t sell theirs, and they CAN’T  sell ours for some key reasons. Veterinary food is formulated to treat a specific condition; think of it as medicine. Typically, a veterinarian would need to prescribe this nutrition for the treatment of a specific disease or condition. Hence the brand “Prescription Diet”. Store-bought brands are for wellness and prevention, NOT treatment - this is a very important distinction!

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