As I sit down to write our latest blog, I can’t help but wonder where the summer went? I hope that you all had a fabulous summer season and that you are settling back in to the fall/school year routine. This summer was quite busy for us and brought about several changes, which I’d love to share with you.
Bre graduated from Masuk High School in June and headed off to The University of Connecticut in August to study Animal Science. We’re so proud of her for pursuing her passions! Go Bre! We will certainly miss her contagious laugh and her ability to find humor in any situation. Maggie also started on a new venture and is now working in a hospital specializing in feline care. Good luck, Maggie! We’ll miss her warm smile and charisma.
Two out of Dr. Basak-Smith’s three sons were able to spend their summer working in the office and returned to their respective schools this fall. Sean is a Junior at Wheaton College studying Psychology. He kept us all entertained with his random singing outbursts and natural ability to make people laugh, and we’ll be glad to have him back next summer for some more serenading. Raja is a Sophomore at Colorado State University, where he is following in his dad’s footsteps and studying Animal Science with the ultimate goal of becoming a veterinarian. We so appreciate Raja’s passion for the field and desire to learn, and will be happy to have him back with us next year.
As sad as it was to say “Goodbye” to the people we’ve been working with for the last couple of years, we said “Hello” to some old friends as well! Danielle graduated from the University of Connecticut (where she studied Animal Science) and is now back on the staff while she applies to Veterinary Schools. We’re happy to have her, bringing her hard work ethic and willing spirit to the team. Alissa moved back to Connecticut (after several years in Arizona) and also re-joined the MTC family. We gladly receive her vast knowledge and awesome sense of humor. It’s been really nice to have some old faces in the office again!
There are some brand new faces around the hospital as well. We introduce Melanie who is a senior at Trumbull High, where she attends the Agriculture Program and studies…you guessed it…Animal Science! Although I haven’t had many opportunities to get to know her just yet, I can already tell between her animal loving heart and hard working nature, she’s going to fit in here perfectly! Finally, we’re super excited that we’ve added “Professional Grooming” to the services we offer. Mary, a long time client and friend of Monroe Town and Country, became a State Certified Professional Dog Groomer (from the Connecticut K9 Education Center) and set up shop with us. She has been doing an incredible job and we welcome her gentle and loving approach to grooming, as well as her kind and caring personality.
We hope you have to opportunity to meet/reacquaint yourself with the new faces in the office in the near future! We’re very excited to have them as a part of our family and we are confident that you’ll feel the same. Have a fabulous fall, everyone!