Surface Creek Veterinary Center November 2019

AMANDA HAS OUR BACK TeamMember Spotlight

hands-on, especially with surgery prep, and that’s why I love it here.” Surgery prep is an important part of our process to ensure that things move smoothly and as quickly as possible so your pets aren’t under stress for any longer than they have to be. Amanda appreciates the opportunity to be a part of that process. She also loves the work atmosphere at Surface Creek and how incredibly friendly and welcoming everyone is. It makes the opportunity to grow and learn in the veterinary care field not only fascinating but also enjoyable. It creates an environment that employees love and pet owners feel confident bringing their pets to. We’re immensely excited about Amanda’s future. With her sights set on the wonderful veterinary program at Colorado State University, we’re sure going to miss her smiling face and

lients Spreading the Word Thanks so much to these clients who referred new patients to us the past two months: Amanda is Surface Creek’s dedicated intern, but she feels like a member of our permanent staff and family. She is on a work/study program, and spends her time here helping in every department however she can, including making appointments, cleaning kennels, and helping with her favorite part of the job: prepping the pets and our staff for surgical procedures. Having grown up on a cattle ranch, Amanda’s love for animals started at a young age. Knowing that veterinary care was something she was destined to do, the idea of working at Surface Creek was an immediate draw. As a senior in high school, she has a full schedule with school, riding horses, and playing on her school’s softball team. Still, Amanda finds as much time as she can to help us help your pets. “I get to see and experience things I wouldn’t see on a daily basis,” she says. “I get to be pretty

expert assistance when she graduates in the coming year. But we can relish in the fact that the veterinary world will be getting another promising pair of hands in Amanda.

If the leftovers are your favorite part of Thanksgiving, then this recipe is for you! Show your dog how thankful you are for them with these post-feast dog treats. Leftov r Thanksgivi g Dog Treats

Inspired by

Marka Wellington

Vicki & Embrey Stults


Amy Champion

Les Haddan

Shanda Bradshaw

1 egg

1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes, plain and mashed

Dottie Whitlock

Charlie Bishop

2 cups cooked turkey, finely chopped

3/4 cup water

2 cups whole wheat flour


1. Heat oven to 350 F. 2. In a medium bowl, combine sweet potatoes, water, and egg. Add turkey and flour and stir again until dough is thick and sticky. 3. Use a rubber spreader to spread dough evenly on parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1/2- inch thick. Cut dough into small rectangles using a knife or pizza cutter. 4. Bake for 30 minutes, until the dog treats are lightly golden brown. 5. Remove from oven and let treats cool completely. Break treats apart along score lines. 6. Serve fresh or store in refrigerator for up to two weeks.


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