Hospital ManagerAlicia Reynhout
Some would say I grew up a part of VCA Woodland. My passion for animals started at a very young age and has been nourished by my Mother who has been in the Veterinary field for 15 years. I started following her to work at a young age and never looked back. I started with Woodland Hospital for Animals while still in High School as an Animal Caretaker in the boarding facility. While attending Davenport University I decided to broaden my animal knowledge by joining the Woodland Hospital for Animals Medical Team. I was a Veterinary assistant for 5 years expanding my knowledge base of outpatient and inpatient care. In addition to being a Veterinary Assistant I took on many different roles, jumping in wherever I was needed and getting the job done to better serve our patient’s and clients. My ability to take on different roles and tasks has lead me to be extremely compassionate about this Hospital, its patients and its staff.
Joining the VCA family has been a positive life and career experience for me. I have felt blessed to have the chance to work with such an amazing group of people both within the hospital and the rest of the VCA hospitals. I enjoy both the rewarding and challenging aspects of managing such a compassionate, pet driven and client focused facility.
Outside of work I am kept on my toes by my 2 young children and my furry children as well. I have 2 young boys who, well they are boys that is for sure. They fight, cry, and love together. The bond of two brothers is an amazing thing to have experienced in my life.
In addition to my human children I have a Carin Terrier puppy named Dougie. Dougie was diagnosed very young as Deaf. He is an amazing little guy that was brought into my family as the living environment he was in before was not best for his needs. Dougie follows me to work often and is making lots of new friends. I also have an 8 year old cat named Dillon whom I rescued as a baby. Dillon enjoys all the attention he does not get from my boys and sneaking in for late night cuddles when they are not in sight.
We all learn so much from our day to day experiences with patients’, however there is so much you learn from being on the other side of the exam table as the furry kid’s mom. There is nothing like being the client to teach you how to be a better caregiver to your clients.