What is your full name and designation?
My name is Maggie Harvey. I am a client care specialist. I have been a veterinary technician for 15 years and fill in from time to time when we need a little extra help.
Where are you originally from?
I am originally from Liberal, Kansas.
How and when did you decide that you wanted to be a veterinary technician?
I began working at a veterinary clinic when I was 15 as I have always had a love for animals. From there I knew this was the career path I wanted to be in and take.
How did you land at Stone Ridge?
I had originally worked with Dr Pettyjohn when she did relief work at another veterinary clinic in Spring and loved working with her. 8 years ago, my husband and I decided to move from Waller to Willis to be closer to his office. I stayed home with our daughter for the first 2 years and decided that I wanted to pick back up in the profession that I love. Luckily, I had known Dr Pettyjohn form the past and she welcomed me into her practice with open arms.
What is your favorite part of being a veterinary technician?
My favorite part of being a veterinary technician is that I have built amazing relationships throughout the past 5 years I have been here with so many wonderful clients and there fur babies. I love being the voice for the pets. Seeing the smiles on there faces make my day.
Tell me about your pets.
Oh boy. Lets go with dogs first. My girls are Aspen who is a 12 year old yellow lab and the absolute love of my life, Dixie is a 5 year old blue pit bull who was a rescue from Stone Ridge, Pearl is a 12 year old blue pitbull and a bouncy ball of energy. Next are my boys. Steel is a 11 year old blue pit bull. You may remember him from the facebook post when we pulled the 8 lb splenic tumor back in December 2019. Cash is a 4 year old blue and white French bulldog who is on the go constantly. Gizmo is my daughter’s squishy 6 year old English Bulldog who she adores. We also have 2 pot belly pigs, Kirby and Lucy who run the property. Our Bearded Dragon Larry loves to catch some sun rays outside with his buddy Squirt the Sulcata Tortoise. Lastly we have 4 cats, Whiskey, Marshmallow, Callie and Whiskers who love to taunt the dogs when they can. I basically run a petting zoo at my house.
Tell me about your human family members.
My husband and I have been together for 12 years. We married in December 2011. We had our biggest blessing born in 2012. Our daughter is now entering 3′ grade! Where does time go?!
What’s something about you that might surprise others?
HA! I am a texture weirdo when it comes to food. I cannot fathom the thought of any yogurt, jello, whipped cream (insert barf emoji) GROSS!
What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is……. CEREAL and panda express.
What is your biggest fear?
My biggest fear is driving over any tall overpasses and them breaking or bridges over water falling into the water with me in the truck and then I drown. So, my husband likes to tease me while we are driving and while we are on the top of the bridge he yells “Maggie! Omg! I feel the bridge cracking! Look how high we are!”
What is your favorite hobby?
I love to decorate!
City Life or Wide Open Spaces?
Wide Open Spaces for sure!
Spa weekend or Camping weekend?
Camping weekend as long as it involves riding the trails in the buggy!
Tell me a few things that are on your bucket list or something you would like to accomplish in the next 5 years.
My bucket list includes reaching an “expert” level in my field, make someone laugh or smile each day, traveling to Switzerland and taking a journey to see the northern lights.
Any unexpected talents?
Nope! What ya see is what ya get