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barks feature | putting on the dog receptionist of the year bob gauthier red mountain animal hospital mesa, az making a good fur-st impression Bob Gauthier’s official title of “Senior Client Services Representative” may describe his job, but it doesn’t encompass all he does. During his 16 years at the clinic, this certified paramedic and Companion Animal Association Grief Counselor has offered a welcoming smile, a helping hand and a compassionate heart to countless pet parents. Says longtime client Mildred Mullen, “We have observed Bob with distraught pet owners who are beside themselves with worry, and he takes the time and effort to comfort them.” Consistently professional and positive, it’s clear that Bob truly cares about the work he does. “After 29 years in the medical field, I can still say I love my job. For me, that is my biggest accomplishment.” His furry family: Two rescued Chihuahuas, Joey and Jack pet parent of the year lindsay condefer founder, street tails animal rescue philadelphia, pa "my name is lentil" To accomplish great things, we must dream as well as act. — Anatole France no pet left behind Why honor a pet parent alongside veterinary professionals? Take one look at the work Lindsay Condefer does and the reason becomes clear. She not only runs STAR, a nonprofit that focuses on special needs pets, but is a tireless pet health advocate who ensures furry friends get proper veterinary care. Her most famous rescue is Lentil Bean, a French Bulldog born with a severe cleft lip and palate. With guidance from her vets, she tube-fed the puppy every two hours until he was old enough for corrective surgery. Today, Lentil and Lindsay travel around the country supporting children with craniofacial differences who relate to Lentil’s crooked smile and fighting spirit. Lindsay says, “A good pet parent is only as good as the medical staff that is behind them, and we’re so grateful to have so many amazing people in our lives.” We’re sure the feeling is mutual! Her furry family: A 12-year-old English Bulldog, a Sphynx cat, a Chihuahua mix and Lentil, of course See videos of our winners and read more about what makes them so pawesome at GoPetplan.com/2015-Vet-Awards 52 the surf & turf issue


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