Melissa Holstein is the employee every veterinary clinic and hospital hopes to hire. She’s completely devoted to the work and always ready to learn something new.
Twenty years ago, she took an entry-level job as a kennel attendant. Her drive to help animals in need meant that she worked hard to make the kennel a safe and healthy space for the animals in her care. The desire to do even more inspired her to keep adding to her skill set.
“I find that in veterinary medicine, I not only help animals, but I also help people that want to help their pet,” Melissa said.
Over the next decade, she learned on the job. Soon, she advanced to a technician role at a mixed small animal and large animal practice. While there, she worked hands-on with animals of all sizes. Her breadth of experience was impressive, but Melissa knew there was more to learn.