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Get to Know Our Nail Trimmer Vet Tech Jessica!

If you’ve had an opportunity to bring your pet to have their nails trimmed, you’ve had the pleasure of meeting Jessica! We talked with Jessica to get to know a little bit more about her. 

My name is Jessica Sambiase and I’ve been a veterinary technician at Stone Veterinary for 17 years. I started off in Vet Med as a receptionist with an extremely strong clerical background, and from there I worked my way up the ladder from receptionist to Veterinary Technician in about 7 years. I have worked in general practice with small animals, exotics, and wildlife but also spent 3 years in Houston doing Specialty and Emergency medicine as well. I have also completed Cold Laser Therapy and Fear Free certifications which have just added to my knowledge.

1. Tell us about your background. How did you get into the field of veterinary care?

I actually started in human medicine but learned quickly that it was not for me.

2. You have a ton of notable qualifications to boast about! Can you tell us about them and why they’re important?

I am Fear Free and Cold Laser Therapy certified.

Fear Free is a program that trains professionals to prioritize an animal’s physical and emotional wellbeing. This training is especially important in instances of nail trimming, which can be a stressful event for any pet. This training just benefits me by adding to my skill level as a technician. I love knowing as much as I can and more!

3. What’s the most challenging part of your job as a vet tech?

That is so hard to answer because there are many challenges that range from mental and physical to emotional. Veterinary medicine isn’t always puppies and kittens. Every day something happens to make you question your choice of profession, but the work is rewarding and fills a space in my heart.

4. What is the most FAQ that you get while at NPP?

LOL “What can I do to stop the licking and chewing my dog does constantly?”

5. What is something that surprised you about NPP?

How large the store actually was and also how knowledgeable the entire staff was too.

6. Tell us about your pets!

Right now my family has 6 cats: Nova and Blu are Siamese mixes and Sheba, Smokey, Sage and Jasper are all domestic short hairs. (Smokey made her appearance first then brought us her 3 kittens as well.)

About author

Jenna enthusiastically joined our team in early 2021 bringing nearly a decade of pet industry knowledge and experience along with her. She is proud mom to cats Aerie and Spook who are both credited with her interest into pet nutrition. Quickly Jenna realized that there was a lot to be desired for honest, unbiased and accurate information within the industry and she knew she wanted to help change that. Much like the team at NPP she believes in the value individualized diet, fresh food and tailored advice can provide for overall health, regardless of age. She also is the mom to 4 sugar gliders, Crumb, Crosby, Bindi and Gatsby which helps bring additional small animal knowledge to our robust team. When she’s not helping pet parents at NPP Jenna can be found hiking with her husband Adam, horseback riding and painting pet portraits.

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