Here at Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Conroe, we consider our veterinary technicians invaluable team members. They assist our veterinarians to examine pets, draw blood, perform laboratory procedures, prepare pets for surgical procedures, and many numerous tasks that are vital to our hospital’s successful operation. Today, we would like to highlight Kelsey Hooks, who developed her love of animals growing up in her local 4-H and FFA groups. She first came to Stone Ridge in 2013 as a volunteer, when she was still at Willis High School. She was dedicated and determined, and worked her way up to veterinary technician. This hard working young woman is currently in college, studying elementary education.
Question: What is your full name and designations?
Answer: Kelsey Hooks, Veterinary Technician
Q: Where are you originally from?
A: Willis, Texas
Q: How and when did you decide that you wanted to be a veterinary technician?
A: Since I was little, I have always dreamed of being in the veterinary field.
Q: How did you land at Stone Ridge?
A: I was involved with my high school’s certified veterinary assistant (CVA) program, and through that program, I started shadowing at Stone Ridge in 2013.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a veterinary technician?
A: I enjoy getting to help pets feel better, and to live long, happy lives.
Q: Tell us about your pets.
A: My pets are definitely my fur-children. I love doing everything with them, and taking them with me whenever I can. I have three dogs named Gus, Capri, and Dolly, and two cats named Spoon and Grumpy. Fostering is also important to me. To date, I have fostered around 18 dogs and a few kittens.
Q: Tell us about your human family members.
A: Typically, when I’m not at work, you can find me hanging with my family. I have two siblings whom I consider my best friends, and who mean the world to me.
Q: What’s something about you that might surprise others?
A: I went to Japan on a mission trip.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: My favorite food would have to be bar-b-que.
Q: What’s your favorite hobby?
A: I love decorating and doing anything outdoors.
Q: Do you prefer mountains or the ocean?
Q: Do you prefer Coke or Pepsi products?
Q: Would you rather spend your weekend camping, or at the spa?
Q: Tell us a few things on your bucket list, or something you would like to accomplish in the next five years.
A: I would love to visit Alaska and go on a hunting trip.
Q: Do you have any unexpected talents?
A: I’m really good at crafting.
As you can see, Kelsey has multiple talents and interests, and we are extremely fortunate to have her as our veterinary technician. Her years in 4-H and FAA helped her develop a strong work ethic, which she puts to good use, ensuring your pets receive the care and attention they deserve. We especially appreciate her willingness to foster pets, providing a needed reprieve for homeless dogs and cats. She is also always eager to help an animal in need. Kelsey has been here since 2013, and has really settled in as part of our Stone Ridge family. We are so glad that her childhood dream to work in the veterinary field has come true, and that our practice is the beneficiary of that dream.
The next time you bring in your pet for veterinary care, look for Kelsey’s smiling face. Either she, or any of our excellent veterinary technicians, will ensure your precious pet is pampered and treated the same as Gus, Capri, Dolly, Spoon, or Grumpy, should they need veterinary care.
Stone Ridge Veterinary Medical Center of Conroe considers every single team member an important contributor in our mission to raise the patient care standards for every pet who walks through our doors. Contact us if your pet needs veterinary care.