Our team here at Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical of Conroe would not be complete without our dedicated, hardworking veterinary assistants. These devoted team members do everything from assisting our veterinarians in the exam room, to helping our veterinary technicians gather laboratory samples and run diagnostic tests. To highlight our veterinary assistants’ importance, we want to share a little background on Marshall Bainton, one of our incredible veterinary assistants, who is also studying to become a veterinary technician. We invite you to follow along as we share his story.
Marshall’s life before veterinary medicine
Before joining the Stone Ridge team, Marshall was dedicated to teaching at his family’s martial arts school. After selling the school, Marshall was thrilled to be able to continue his education in what God called him to do—caring for animals. He always knew he wanted to work with animals, but only when he knew he was going to be a father did he decide to become a licensed veterinary technician. At that time of his life, he believed he needed a career he really loved. Then, everything began falling into place.
Marshall’s path to Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Conroe
Born in Austin, Marshall is a lifelong Texan, and began working with pets at The Pet Resort of Stone Ridge, here in Conroe. He eventually made the switch to the medical center, and is currently pursuing veterinary technician training. He is grateful to learn from and work alongside the Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Conroe team, and feels blessed to have the privilege of caring for the community’s pets.
Marshall’s life outside the veterinary medical center
At home, Marshall spends his time with his beautiful wife and three handsome and silly boys, each born a year apart, and currently ages 1, 2, and 3. His family shares their home with an 11-year-old pit bull terrier mix named Killer, who also answers to Bubba or Handsome Old Man, and has been with Marshall through thick and thin. The family also has a 16-week-old Chihuahua named Tuna who keeps Handsome Old Man young by encouraging him to play. Wink, the family’s 7-month-old kitten, has one eye, but that doesn’t slow him down. In addition to their furry pets, Marshall’s family has five chickens. His hands are full with his children and his pets, and he sometimes wonders how he does it all.
Fast, fun facts about veterinary assistant Marshall
To help you get better acquainted with Marshall, we asked him to respond to some rapid-fire questions. Here is what he had to say:
Question: What is something about you that might surprise others?
Answer: I can speak German.
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: I can’t turn down hot wings.
Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: I love spending time outdoors, and my favorite way to pass the time is fishing.
Q: Do you prefer the mountains or ocean?
A: I definitely prefer the mountains, since I’m not a fan of sand.
Q: Are you a Coke or Pepsi kind of guy?
Q: Would you rather have a spa weekend or camping weekend?
A: I would much rather go camping, especially if I can fit in some time for fishing.
Q: What would you like to accomplish in the next five years?
A: I would like to finish my vet tech degree, take my wife on a more-than-deserved honeymoon, and take the entire family to Disney World.
As a veterinary assistant studying to become a veterinary technician, Marshall will likely be providing your pet’s nursing care when they are at our medical center. Now that you have learned more about Marshall and his devotion to pets and their well-being, you can rest assured that your furry pal is in excellent hands.
The next time you bring in your pet for an appointment with our Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Conroe team, you may find Marshall in an exam room, monitoring a surgery patient’s recovery, or nursing a sick pet back to health.