What Does It Mean To Be An Adobe Superhero?

Teamwork • Initiative • Communication 

Why do we think we have a team of superheroes here at a vet hospital?  Our team makes a superhero sized difference in the lives of pets every day!  They use their skills, their compassion and their knowledge to help cats, dogs, chinchillas, rabbits, reptiles and other exotics 24 hours, 7 days a week!  From puppy vaccines to life support, our team is ready to respond!

Here’s a video of Adobe Superheroes in action!

 

Our Doctors Think We Have An Amazing Team of Superheroes!

How Do You Become an Adobe Superhero?

With a professional yet fun and informal work environment at Adobe, we strive to make our interview experience the same!  Our process is set up so we really get to know YOU, who you are, what you want and to see if there is a place you can be successful and make a difference at Adobe!

Click here to find out more about our interview process and how YOU can become an Adobe superhero!

Meet The Interview Team! 

We know interviewing can be nerve wracking no matter how much we want you to be relaxed!  Hopefully seeing some of the faces that will be interviewing you will help with this! During the in person interview you will be invited to our hospital to meet with our interview team; Jamie Holms, Shannon Rose, Summer Holmstrand- Irmiter and Megan Hacker.  The interview team will split up into 2 teams and you will meet with each team for about 30 min’s -1 hour. You will also have a 10-15 min break between your interviews.

Megan Hacker
Megan Hacker

   After being a client of Adobe for several years I decided to apply for a Client Service position in 2004. I was very nervous to apply since I didn’t have Veterinary experience and I had never worked in a hospital before.  After 13 years with Adobe I can say without a doubt in my mind that applying for the position and going through the interview process was the best decision I have ever made.

Over the years I’ve gained so much knowledge, have had so many amazing experiences (ask me about the alpaca c-section) and have had so many different opportunities. During my time at Adobe I’ve been a CSR, CSR Manager, a member of the hospital design team for our Los Altos & Los Gatos hospitals, developing and managing our new remote client service team and now I’m part of the hiring team.  I now feel like I have the best of both worlds. I get to continue my relationships with the CSR team but I also get to have conversations with applicants every day. I really enjoy getting to know them, hearing their stories and my hope is to get them just as excited about work at Adobe as I am.

My advice for anyone interested in applying for a position at Adobe Animal Hospital; learn about our hospital and history, create a cover letter that allows us to get to know YOU, include ALL of your employment and volunteer experience on your resume (even if you think it doesn’t apply) and during the interviews just be yourself and let us get to know you and see your passion for working with our clients, patients and team members.

Megan Hacker

Recruiting Coordinator

Shannon Rose
Shannon Rose

    Back in 2006 I was fresh out of pharmacy technician school and was excited to start my career. I had high hopes of continuing on in the area of pharmacy I had done my externship experience in: IV admixture and TPN preparation. I loved the feeling of being in the laminar flow hood, preparing medications for (human) patients in an inpatient hospital setting. Unfortunately they didn’t have any job openings at the time, and it was proving extremely difficult for me to find positions in my “dream” job at other hospitals as well. Disappointed, I made a meeting with my career services department at my college. I’ll never forget the day that I heard the words, “Well, there’s this animal hospital hiring… would you be interested in that at all?”

    Veterinary medicine? I never even thought it would be a possibility to work as a pharmacy technician in a veterinary hospital setting. That being said, I’m an open minded person and I thought, “Sure, I like animals, why not give it a try? I’ll just wait for my “dream” job to come around while getting some job experience.”

    Unknowingly, I made the best decision of my career. I found out that what I truly loved was not only the technical part of pharmacy, but working with clients and my other team members. I now had the opportunity to really put what I had learned in school to use. I was able to help clients really understand the medications they were using to help their family members get on the road to recovery, and a lot of times helping them troubleshoot how to give medications to the finicky ones too. I was helping clients learn how to medicate their new puppies or their old grumpy kitties, to preparing medications for snakes, guinea pigs, parakeets, you name it! I had fallen in love with veterinary medicine. Every day was different and I found myself excited to go to work every day for a new challenge!

    Almost 11 years later I can genuinely say I still have the same excitement going to work every day. A couple of years into my position I had the opportunity to grow and step into the manager role of the pharmacy department. The Leadership of Adobe truly believed in me and gave me the tools I needed to succeed and grow not only as a professional, but as a person too. When I’m not at Adobe, my favorite things to do are just simply spending time with my family and playing my guitar or cello. I’ve taken up golfing recently, so we will see how that goes!

Shannon Rose, CPhT

Pharmacy Manager

Jamie Holms
Jamie Holms

     In the late summer of 2011 I was online looking for a veterinary facility to take my dogs to when I was in the bay area on the weekends, on that off chance something happened.  When I came across Adobe Animal Hospital’s website, I knew I’d found not just where I would take my pets in an emergency, but where I wanted to work. I applied, interviewed, and accepted a position in the ICU, knowing I was accepting a two hour each way commute to work.  That’s right, I lived in Sacramento, but working here was worth it!  

     A lot has changed in my life since then.  I moved to the area about 6 months after I started, but my love of gardening has called me back to Sacramento where I’ve got a sizable vegetable garden and small orchard.  I still think working here is worth the commute.  It helps that I’m a huge fan of Audible and true crime podcasts!

     In addition to physically moving, I’ve also moved off the floor here at the hospital. I’ve gone from an on the floor technician to an off the floor manager role.  It’s one of the things that’s unique about Adobe is how much opportunity for growth there is.  The leadership of the hospital and my teammates have supported me throughout the years as I’ve overcome the inherent challenges of moving off the floor and into a significantly less clinical role.  Management isn’t just for technician’s with bad backs, it’s also for technician’s with anaphylactic antibiotic allergies and the desire to make a difference no matter the role they are in!

Jamie Holms, RVT, CPT1

Outpatient Department Manager

Intern Coordinator

RACE Program Administrator

Summer Holmstrand
Summer Holmstrand
      I have been lucky enough to have three incredible jobs during my 22 years in the veterinary world.  The first one was with my family vet, the second was at an emergency center in Humboldt County and Adobe is my third amazing job.
     My family vet took a chance on me and hired me the week I turned 16 years old and in so doing, gave me my first amazing job.  I was so excited!  I think I swept the floor 100 times that week!  I quickly learned how to room clients and patients, how to assist with surgeries and how to do dentals.  My mentor taught me that a good bedside manner went a long way with both clients and with the patients he always called ‘friend’.   I learned so much while working with him!
     My second fantastic job was as an emergency technician at an ER that served almost all of Humboldt County.  We were on call from Friday at 5pm to Monday at 8am, every other weekend. I quickly got comfortable assisting with GDVs, flushing/cleaning wounds inflicted by bears, boars and mountain lions and learned how to get clients through some of their toughest days of their lives.  I learned so much about emergency medicine during this job and was given a level or autonomy and trust I still cherish to this day.
     My third incredible job is the one I currently have at Adobe Animal Hospital.  I feel so lucky to have found such an amazing team of people to work with!  We are given the autonomy to do our job but have the support and guidance whenever you need it. I have been here for 9 years now (almost 10!) and I can safely say that not one single day has been the same.  And I love that!  No matter your position here there are always new things to do and to learn.  The environment encourages you to learn and to ask questions.  Overall, it’s a pretty amazing place in my book!
     Recently I’ve found a new passion to add to both my job and my personal life-teaching!  It started by going to the Foothill RVT classes to talk about how to write a cover letter and resume.  Now I have started teaching and doing lectures at local and national conferences!  I love talking about interviewing and getting people more comfortable with the thought of interviewing.  The thought of interviewing can be nerve wracking to most people and I’d hate to think somebody didn’t chase their dream because of this!  So I am hoping to help some techs out there find ways to be more comfortable in interviews and help them express who they are and what they can bring to the right team!

Summer Holmstrand, MBA

Hospital Administrator

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