ELISHIA BOULEY - CLIENT COMMUNICATION REPRESENTATIVE, SOCIAL MEDIA LIAISON
In the field since: 1998 Started as a receptionist. Cross-trained as a technician in 2000. Had a brief hiatus in 2010-2013, while I was a stay-at-home-mom.
Owned by: 2 cats, Sprout and Sully, 1 JackRat named Kit Kat, and 3 guinea pigs named Starbright, Popcorn, and Blackie!
What I love most about what I do: I love taking the time to really listen to someone; you just don't see that in the medical field that often. I love problem solving, and I can really exercise my mind here!
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital A loving wife to my best friend from high school, and mother to a beautiful, red-headed, mini-me daughter!
You would be surprised to know that: I am also a photographer.
LAURA HERLEHY-BOWEN - CLIENT SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
In the field since: 2005
Owned by: One fluffy Maine coon mix, a foxalot, a snek noodle, and sometimes a husband and baby boy!
What I love most about what I do: Connecting with people through their pets and providing empathy during the rough times.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital Part-time Barista, full-time student, wife, and mother.
You would be surprised to know that: I played nationally competitive soccer, Competitive and state medal winner for weight lifting, know five types of martial arts, and played roller derby for 4 years.
Owned by: A 12 year old chocolate lab, Tobey and Lah-Nya, a 5 year old chihuahua mix.
What I love most about what I do: My heart fills with joy to see the recognition of an owner by their fur baby! Watching an playing with our patients, educating our clients on preventative care. Keeping my fur babies healthy. I have no problem getting up and coming to my fun job!
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: My husband, Ralph and I are empty nesters, moved here in October when he retired from UPS in Alabama. Our 2 awesome adults, Dr Fredrick O’Neal and Melanie O’Neal (in nursing school) make us proud parents! We love kayak fishing, going to the beach and just being outdoors.
You would be surprised to know that: I am a Hialeah Florida native, and I use to drive a taxi
In the field since: 2000 - started in the field, 2004 - started as a CVT
Owned by: A 14 year old cat, Shai. Tyson my 8 year old Pit/Boxer Mix.
What I love most about what I do: This is a two part answer for me. When working with our pet owners, I love to educate them about anything they may not know about so they can be informed and therefore be the best pet owners to their beloved furry family members. I like to discuss anything from simple questions about intestinal worms to complicated and difficult anesthesia questions. When behind the scenes, I enjoy every aspect of nursing care. My favorite tasks, that I take very seriously, are anesthesia and dentistry.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: My family and I enjoy playing outdoors at the park, the beach, kayaking, swimming, running around splash pads (or sprinklers!), and relaxing in the sun. We love get-togethers with family and friends while watching the kids grow up. I enjoy gardening and, although I'm not very good at it, I really like carpentry.
You would be surprised to know that: Although I am vegetarian, I cook and provide meat to my family. My husband says I make the best ever marinated chicken and vegetable kabobs. I'll take his word for it!
Owned by: A cat named Tom who was rescued by Melissa after running into a drain on Davis Highway; and a lab/whippet mix named Huck who was rescued by Cara after being hit by a car on Hwy 90. And a beagle named Copper.
What I love most about what I do: I love helping sick patients get better and recover from life-threatening illnesses. I love providing nursing care.
Who I am when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital: I am a loving mom and wife. I love my son Hudson, and husband Chris, more than anything.
You would be surprised to know that: I have an identical twin who works in the medical field as well.
In the field since: 2006 with some breaks for school and 2-legged babies.
Owned by: My very first bottle baby: Rocky - 12 year old tabby cat; Maggie Mae - 9 year old lab mixed rescued by Julie in Milton at 3 days old; Titan - 7 year old Boxer who thinks he's a lap dog
What I love most about my job: I love the nursing aspect of my job. Our pets can't tell us what's wrong with them so I really enjoy being apart of the diagnostic process and then doing whatever needs to be done to make them feel better. It's important to me to make the pets (and owners) feel loved and respected.
Who am I when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital? I'm a Navy wife and mother to 2 of the most beautiful and smartest girls in the world! (Ok! Maybe I'm a little partial but they're pretty spectacular!) I love hiking and traveling every chance I get - which isn't often with 4 year olds!
You wold be surprised to know that: I am so proud to have been a part of Davis Animal Hospital from the beginning! I was here peeling down old wallpaper when Davis Animal Hospital first opened in 2012, before the Navy moved us away. 6 years later we're back and I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing family again!
What I love most about my job: Emergency medicine and helping pets and their owners during difficult times.
Who am I when I'm not at Davis Animal Hospital? I’m a mother, dancer, and painter.
You wold be surprised to know that: I have a degree in theater. I grew up in a home that had 27 different species of animals at one time. My mother was a zoo keeper and I spent most of my childhood helping care for exotic animals. I bellydance in my free time.