Meet the Fairgrounds Animal Hospital Staff

Jenny Combs - Fairgrounds Animal Hospital

Jenny is a Receptionist at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital. She is most likely one of the first faces that you and your pet will see when arriving at our hospital and one of the last faces you will see when leaving.

How did you first learn about Fairgrounds Animal Hospital?

When I moved to Reno, I was actively looking for a job I had experience in. I Googled animal hospitals, and Fairgrounds was one of the first places that caught my interest. I checked out the website and liked what I saw, so I ended up calling to see if they were hiring.

What is your role at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital?

I’m a receptionist! Among other titles I could carry. I’m pretty much one of the first and last  person at Fairgrounds you see or talk to.

 If you could switch your job with anyone else at Fairgrounds, whose job would you want?

I think I’m the best fit where I’m at… Although the grass can always seem greener on the other side, I don’t think I’d enjoy any other position more than the one I’m at. I really enjoy the interaction I get to have with the clients and their furry family members. I also get the benefit of helping where I’m needed if a situation arises.

What are 3 words to describe Fairgrounds Animal Hospital?

Compassionate, friendly, and driven.

What do you find the most challenging at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital?

When there comes a time that we have truly overbooked the time of all the staff at Fairgrounds and we get that call for a pet who is in need of urgent care, we must try to do what we can to help… Now, we all have to work together kicking into overdrive but still maintain our commitment to give quality care. It’s challenging, at times we skip lunches and breaks, work into overtime. But at the end of the day, saving lives is worth it.

What do you like most about Fairgrounds Animal Hospital?

The company is owned by two doctors who truly care about giving the best care and providing the best advice to help pet owners give their pets the best chance at having a long healthy life. This is not a corporate owned business where the only concern is what’s going in their pockets.

What is the favorite part about working for Fairgrounds Animal Hospital?

I get to play with the puppies and kittens. What could be better?

What is your proudest moment at Fairgrounds Animal Hospital ?

I am a big believer that your pet’s diet is just as important and any other care you give for your pets. I once helped a client who was struggling to get her pet to lose weight. Also her pet disliked his low-fat food. I recommended a different diet focused on raising her pet’s metabolic rate rather than just lowering fat content. Her pet loved the food, and he also started losing weight. I loved that I could help, and that both the owner and pet are happy.