Surface Creek Veterinary Center - March 2020

MEET BARB! TeamMember Spotlight Our Caring Receptionist Is Here to Make Your Visit Easy

lients Spreading the Word Thanks so much to these clients who referred new patients to us the past month: Barb’s favorite part of her role is “talking to clients and getting to know their pets. I enjoy hearing about what’s going on in their lives and Y ou may already be familiar with her from speaking with her on the phone, but now you can put a name to the voice: Meet the newest member of our team! Surface Creek Veterinary Center’s new receptionist, Barb, was a client of ours before joining the team, and we couldn’t be happier to have her on board! After getting to know Dr. Susie and Dr. Jeff, who care for her two cats, Barb decided she’d love to be a part of the work they are doing. When a position opened up, it was the perfect opportunity for her to join the team. It also helps that Surface Creek is in her neighborhood — Barb lives about 1 mile away from the vet center.

getting to know them.” Be it greeting clients on the phone, welcoming them when they walk through the door, or helping them to easily transition to their clinic room, Barb is here for our clients and their pets. This animal lover has two pets at home: an orange kitty, who’s about 5, and a 15-year-old black cat named Zero. Barb says Zero is her baby. “He likes me the best. Right now, since our own kids have left home, the kitties are our kids,” she says. In addition to hanging out with their cats, Barb and her husband love spending time outdoors. And they don’t let cold weather prevent them from getting outside. For three winters in a row, they’ve bundled up and headed outside to

go ice fishing. “I didn’t think I’d like it at first,” Barb says, “but it’s so much fun.” They have a complete setup, including a heater and cold- weather gear, to ensure they keep warm. They

also enjoy snowmobiling during the winter. In the warmer months, the adventurous couple likes to go camping, hiking, and Jeeping.

Inspired by Puppy’s Favorite Natural Peanut Butter Sandwich Treats


Trina Baker

Alexandra Matheson

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1 large egg 2 tbsp honey

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1 1/4 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

Deanne Yninguoz

1/2 cup milk (replace with lactose-free milk for lactose-intolerant pups)

1/2 cup creamy, xylitol-free natural peanut butter

Desiree Montoya

John Freeman

Vicki Watts


1. Heat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 2. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing until soft dough forms. 3. Flour countertop, then roll dough to be 1 inch thick. Use 1 1/2-inch circle-shaped cookie cutter to cut dough into circles. Use all dough. 4. Bake for 10–12 minutes until cookies are an even color on top. (Note: Cookies will lighten in color as they cook.) Carefully remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool. 5. Smear a little peanut butter in the center of 2 cookies to make a sandwich, and serve to your favorite pooch! Pro Tip: To keep cookies fresh, don’t turn them all into sandwiches at the same time. Wait to put natural peanut butter between cookies until you’re ready to treat your dog. With this method, cookies will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks.


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