Vale Park Animal Hospital Ice Cream Social with Dr. Ashley Walker
Many ice cream cones, and even more pup cups, were savored amongst friends at Vale Park Animal Hospital on Saturday, July 9. Vale Park Animal Hospital threw a fun, sunny ice cream social for everyone and anyone to introduce their new veterinarian, Dr. Ashley Walker.
Dr. Ashley Walker recently moved to Valparaiso towards the end of May and started working at Vale Park on June 6. So far, Dr. Ashley Walker seems to be fitting in with her new team perfectly. Dr. Ashley Walker and her co-workers laughed with one another and made plans to hang out together outside of work. The other doctors who have been working closely with Dr. Ashley Walker had nothing but good things to say about her.
“She’s a smart cookie. She has a great personality. She’s doing really great,” said Dr. Brent Lakia.
In the past, Vale Park Animal Hospital has thrown a welcome event for its new doctors. The events not only allow the new doctor to bond with their new team members but also get closer to their fluffy clients and their owners.
“They typically do some sort of introductory thing so people can walk up and get to meet you,” said Dr. Ashley Walker.
Dr. Ashley Walker was plenty busy introducing herself to her new animal friends, feeding them pup cups, and giving them lots of pats.
In between petting and loving over her new four-legged clients, Dr. Ashley Walker had the chance to show her husband, Vincent Walker, and her in-laws around her new workplace.
She proudly walked through the building, showing them different areas such as the surgery room and a soundproof check-up area for cats. Dr. Ashley Walker’s fellow staff members greeted her and her family with smiles throughout the entire tour.
Dr. Ashley Walker’s family was impressed by the new environment she has started working in.
“It was awesome. The facilities were beautiful. It was way bigger on the inside than it looked on the outside. Every time you turned a corner it seemed like there was just all this brand new stuff. It looked great,” said Vincent Walker.
What impressed Dr. Ashley Walker’s family even more though, was Dr. Ashley Walker herself. Her success in starting her career as a veterinarian at Vale Park has thrilled them, and they’re happy to see her dreams come true.
“She’s wanted to be a vet since she was a little kid. Not a lot of people know what they want to do at such a young age. So being able to chase that dream for the last 20 years and actually getting to see it play out is pretty exciting. We’ve been together for almost 12 years now and to be able to be a part of that and see it has been really exciting,” said Vincent Walker.
In the end, staff, clients, and family gathered to celebrate not only another wonderful addition to Vale Park Animal Hospital, but the successful start of a young woman’s career. Dr. Ashley Walker is sure to do amazing things alongside her new team.
“I’m extremely proud of her,” said Vincent Walker.
To learn more about Vale Park Hospital and its welcoming team, visit https://valeparkah.com/.