Hospital ManagerCarol Swenson
Carol started working at VCA Cat Hospital in May of 1998. She acquired her first cat, her beloved Zack Cat, courtesy of the VCA Cat Hospital almost before receiving her first paycheck. Being a cat owner, apparently, was a job requirement -- but one she didn’t mind! She was initially hired as a kennel attendant, and was next trained to do grooming. She also spent time working in the lab before transitioning to reception work. She was promoted to Office Manager in 2003, and became the Hospital Manager in 2014. Carol has a new cat to love in her life, her sweet little boy Henry. I chose to be the hospital manager because working here is not what I do, it's who I am. It's been 17 years, but it feels like it's only been 17 minutes. I feel lucky to have been here as long as I have been and to have made so many strong relationships with you, our clients, as well as the staff.