Compassion-First Kudos

Living our values. Inspiring one another.

The dedicated people of Compassion-First embody our core values every day. Our Compassion-First Kudos program highlights individuals who’ve inspired those around them through their outstanding work. Nominations may be prompted by a team member’s ongoing approach, or by a single shining moment. That’s up to you!

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January 2021

Carlee Holick

Senior Financial Analyst
Shared Services
Tinton Falls, NJ

David Diefenderfer, VMD, PhD

Practice Limited to Surgery
Linwood Animal Hospital
Linwood, NJ

Karina Castillo

In-patient ICU Technician
Mission Vet
San Antonio, TX

Nancy Petru, LVT

ICU Technician 
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS)
Houston, TX

Shannon Bradley, CVT

Nursing Supervisor
Animal Emergency & Referral Associates (AERA)
Fairfield, NJ

December 2020

Austin O'Connell

Hospital Director
Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals
Mount Laurel, NJ

Lisa Easton

Veterinary Assistant
BVNS

Margaret McLaughlin

Hospital Director
East End Veterinary Center
Riverhead, NY

Neyla Sweeny Romero

Veterinary Technician Floor Supervisor
Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals
Tinton Falls, NJ

Stephanie Bourgraf

Receptionist
Care Center
Cincinnati, OH

November 2020

Caitlin Foss

Veterinary Assistant Supervisor & Triage Nurse
Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists
Longmont, CO

Katryna Perrotta

Referral Coordinator
Care Center
Cincinnati, OH

Kim Scalf

Lead Surgical Technician
Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center
Grapevine, TX

Liz Hilliard

General Practice Technician Supervisor
Red Bank Veterinary Hospitals
Tinton Falls, NJ

Sharon Clare, PhD, DVM, DACVIM

Internal Medicine
Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
Charleston, SC

October 2020

Destiny Cavanaugh, CVT

Training Coordinator & Specialty Floor Lead
Alpenglow Veterinary Specialty + Emergency Center
Boulder, CO

Heather Carter, LVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia)

Manager of Operational Excellence
BVNS
Atlanta, GA

John Anastasio, DVM, DACVECC

Medical Director
VRC
Malvern, PA

Lisa Seale

Customer Care Supervisor
VRC
Malvern, PA

Suzanne Ratti

Nursing Manager
Animal Emergency & Referral Associates
Fairfield, NJ

September 2020

Arlene Blanco

Client Patient Coordinator
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Houston, TX

Britney Slabe

Veterinary Technician
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Houston, TX

Kelly Smith

IM Technician and Coordinator
Upstate Vet
Greenville, SC

Robert Presley

DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM - Chief of Staff
Upstate Vet
Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC

Stephanie Keevis

Nursing Director
Virginia Veterinary Centers
Richmond, VA

August 2020

Christina Barnhill

Technician Supervisor
Linwood Pet Hospital
Linwood, NJ

Ginger Jones

CCRP
Care Center
Cincinnati, OH

Jackie Dion

Nursing Manager
VRC
Malvern, PA

Kimberly Mackey

OR Technician
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Houston, TX

Mary Beth LaBee

Client Service Specialist
Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Houston, TX

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