Carolina Equine Hospital has a growing team of expert equine health professionals dedicated to providing excellent service and care. As the needs of our clients grow, so too must our staff. Our office manager, Rachel, keeps our business in working order. The staff goes to her when they have an issue or aren’t sure how to handle a situation.
In order to get to know our office manager, Ashley asked her to answer some questions when she finished the never-ending list of tasks she has to accomplish every day.
A – Where are you from, and where do you live now?
R– I am originally from Munroe Falls, Ohio and am currently living in Ruffin, NC.
A- What do you like to do in your free time?
R- I like to work out, practice Jiujitsu, kickboxing, MuayThai, and MMA! I love hiking and hanging out with my pups.
A- What is your favorite food?
R- I am a sucker for pasta!
A – Please tell us an interesting fact about you, Rachel!
R – Last year I participated in the Make-A-Wish Trailblaze Challenge! I hiked 28.3 miles in a single day and raised over $2500 to provide wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. I have since volunteered for the hike weekends and plan to participate in the hike/fundraiser again this coming spring!
A – Now on to the work-related questions!
When did you develop your interest in horses?
R – I started taking riding lessons when I was 8. I have always loved horses.
A – Do you have any of your own horses?
R – Sadly no. When I was finishing my degree I got rid of mine. Hopefully again in the future!
A – What made you want to work at CEH?
R – I have actually been with this company before it was even established! I started when it was still Reisdvilel Vet. I have always loved animals and thought this was a good fit.
A- What kind of things does a barn manager do?
R- I call myself the human fire extinguisher of the clinic HAHAHA! I try to keep everything running as smooth as possible. I do everything from bookkeeping, AIR,AP,inventory, hospital management and customer service, to technician duties.
A – What is the most interesting thing you have seen while you have been here?
R – I love surgery and lacerations. The coolest laceration I have ever seen was on the neck and deep enough to see the horse’s carotid artery and jugular vein pulsing and you could see the trachea. It was so cool to see the anatomy on a living horse!
A – What is one thing you feel is very important for horse owners to know about caring for horses?
R– Please educate yourself on the animal you want before you get it. Then you are better prepared for their needs and care. Accidents happen but prevention is key.
A – What is your favorite part of your job?
R – Our team! We really have the best group of people working here. Without them, CEH would not be what it is today!
Rachel joins a team of providers at Carolina Equine Hospital that is passionate about equine health. From routine check-ups and vaccinations to reproductive services and acupuncture, CEH has the equipment, experience, and expertise to provide the best care possible for your horse. If your horse needs medical services or you would simply like to schedule a routine check-up, you can do so online.