There are very few businesses that have the good fortune of having an employee around as long as we have had Sue. She has been with the clinic since 1981 which tells you that she knows the ins and outs of Shannon Animal Hospital. She started reception work at the clinic as a way to get her cats spayed. Sue has been an anchor for us at the reception desk. She and her husband, Joe, have a son and a daughter living in Midland.
Annette has been a receptionist for us for over twenty years. She also does some of the record keeping for the clinic. We picked her up when Jerry’s Pets in the mall went out of business. She has birds, dogs, cats… about what you expect from someone who worked in a pet store. Annette is pretty good with potted plants too.
Elizabeth (Liz) has been with us eleven years. She is originally from Lamesa. She worked for Midland Memorial Hospital’s surgery unit for ten years before applying to work for us. At the time, she thought she was going to interview for work at a private M.D.’s office. We are glad she came on in for the interview. She has been a receptionist for us since 2004. She and her husband, Toni, have one daughter, Rebecca.
Stephanie joined us in 2014. Her bilingual skills help us at the reception desk. She is one of the few employees we have that does not own a half dozen dogs or cats. The need to having something demanding her attention is well met, however, as she is called “Mom” by over a dozen children and is an active grandmother and aunt to many more. For two years, she co-owned Boomer’s.
Raquel is as cross-trained as anyone at our clinic. She primarily does reception work and dental cleaning but can fill in almost anywhere we need her. She is also bilingual. Raquel has one daughter, Ciel. She also has a pack of dogs following her around.
Linda is Dr. Brown’s wife and the bookkeeper for the clinic. She helps us with our computers and is responsible for setting up this website. She literally had to drag Dr. Brown and Dr. Adkins into computerizing the clinic. Thank goodness she did! She also fills in as a receptionist when needed . . . usually on the spur of the moment.