I met Liz Hughston online almost two years ago and we had an instant connection. No, this is not an online dating story; this is a story of how atdove.org brought DoveLewis and Adobe Animal Hospital together. So sure, online dating for animal hospitals.
Liz is super excited about education, about technicians, and about patient care. She is a perfect match for online technician education and training, and was a fan of www.atdove.org early in our beta test period. By the magic of Facebook we got to know Liz and Adobe and some of the other superstar employees there (I’m talking about you Jamie Holmes and Ken Yagi!). Monica and I were traveling to San Francisco to exhibit at PacVet and we planned a trip to Adobe Animal Hospital to meet Liz and the team. Wow. Awesome. Adobe has been described as a "hospital on steroids" and that is not a wrong assessment. It’s huge, and busy, and they are doing some amazing stuff there. Monica and I were so excited to meet them, and to find out how they used atdove.org with staff training in their unique hospital environment.
Liz was loud, and crazy, and chatty, and extroverted, and I loved it. I knew as soon as she started making out with Critical Care Jerry (she claims it was mouth-to-snout, take a look and decide for yourself) that this was someone who fit into my world!
Liz traveled to Portland to attend the DoveLewis Annual Conference last year and spent a couple hours in ICU with me. We hung out a bit at IVECCS and have had a couple of interesting web chats as well. It’s been really fun to get to know her, and so eventually I asked her to do some writing for us. Liz is the perfect person to guest blog for atdove.org because she is motivated by learning, cares greatly for her patients and wants technicians to increase their professional standing. As I hope to see more blogs from Liz in the future, I wanted to introduce her to all of you, and welcome her to the atdove family!