Lead Veterinary Assistant and Practice Manager
When Ashley was just a young child, her father would put her in a stroller and take her out on the trails, exploring the great outdoors and teaching her about native wildlife. This instilled a passion in her that has only grown stronger over the years. A lifelong love of animals, coupled with a fascination with medicine, naturally guided Ashley toward a career in which she could enjoy the best of both worlds.
Ashley’s journey began with an internship with the Wildlife Resource Division of the Department of Natural Resources. She would ultimately move on from there to join the Oak Hill Animal Hospital team. As she puts it: “I entered the veterinary industry for the love of animals, but after working in the field for so long, it has become about so much more.”
Professionally, Ashley’s two favorite things are applying her technical skills and engaging in client education. When she finds herself bogged down by management responsibilities, you can often find her searching the floor to draw blood for someone, going in to talk to a client about their pet’s newly diagnosed illness, or just visiting with the clients who have become like family over the last several years.
Ashley’s family consists of her wonderful boyfriend and biggest supporter, Mike, and his son. Together, they’ve amassed quite the “zoo” of their own! Their fur-family includes an older German Shepherd named Butch, a laid back Belgian Malinois named Bailey, a spunky little Chihuahua mix named Poppy and Walter, a Yorkie/Dachshund mix who is a funny little character and a total mama’s boy.