At Total Veterinary Care®, we seek to fill our hospital teams with individuals who will uphold our core values of trustworthiness, professionalism, and quality care for the animals of our community. We think our team members are pretty amazing people, and we believe you will too when you hear their stories! We’ll be featuring a different employee every month on our blog to share the amazing people we have caring for your furry companions with you.
Meet Lena, a Veterinary Assistant at our Cicero, New York location.
As she works towards her Veterinary Technician degree, Lena draws motivation from her love of animals and her enthusiasm to find a focused passion in the field. Her work is always demonstrative of the core values of TVC, as is her endlessly positive attitude.
At home, Lena is the mother to a six-year-old Alaskan Malamute named Isis. Lena’s love for her dog is so strong that one of her favorite memories is of Isis and her children catching frogs out of a pond one summer. On the same note, family is important to Miss Lena. For instance, it is a yearly tradition that she and her family “go to see the pirates invade Alexandria Bay during Bill Johnston’s Pirates Days”— an event that she always looks forward to. In her free time, Lena loves to being outside, spending time with her children.
Lena is also a huge Harry Potter fan. When in need, she seeks the words of her favorite quote from J.K. Rowling, as spoken by the character Albus Dumbledore: “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
Lena is a dedicated mother to her children (both two AND four legged), a tireless worker, and a constant animal advocate. We are happy to feature her as our Team Member of the Month.