Rachael’s desire to connect with pet parents and develop lasting relationships is what brought her to our hospital as a Client Service Representative. Rachel has two dogs named Janika (Black Lab) and Juneau (Pointer/Dalmation) and one cat named Remmi (Domestic Shorthair). When Janika was experiencing knee issues it was Rachael’s curiosity that propelled her into a career with veterinary medicine. Rachael actually built a stair ramp for Janika to use to ensure her fur baby was comfortable without restricting her ability to be part of the family. Rachael has worked at the Idaho Humane Society in the past, and one of her favorite experiences comes from her time at the rescue and adoption center. “There was Bengal cat at my last job who came in because his family could not keep him anymore. He had been hit by a car and his leg was badly broken. He also ate the family chickens, which meant that even after his leg was fixed he would need to find a new home. Full bred Bengal cats are huge. He was at least 30 pounds, absolutely gorgeous, and the sweetest chicken eater I’d ever met. I wanted to adopt him, but he did not do well with other animals. He would try to escape his kennel if we kept him in a room with any other animals, even hamsters. My coworkers and I decided that even though we couldn’t be his forever family, we would be his family until his leg healed. Everyone cared for him and made sure he knew he was loved until he could be adopted.” Rachael joined the Hendricks team in 2018.
“Saving one dog will not change the world, but for that one dog the world will be forever changed.”