There have been some big changes at VVC over the past year or so. I know some long-time clients have been having trouble keeping track of all the new staff and let me tell you, so have we! In an effort to get to know our staff, new and… not as new, I’ll be conducting some staff interviews to help everyone learn a little more about the team here at the clinic.

First up is a certified veterinary technician and office manager, Tara, who graciously answered my annoying questions.

What is your least favorite superpower?

Being able to see into the future.

What is your favorite family tradition?

Family vacations! Anytime if year, all seasons. My sister has a B&B she bought in Widbe Island with cabins. It’s beautiful and there is so much to do. We also go down to central Texas to visit my husband’s family.

Do you like hearing the bad news first or the good news first?

Bad news. Get it out of the way.

If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

Purple. (Said with no hesitation)

Which four individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with?


Yeah, like a party.

I don’t like parties much. I’d sayMark Twain, JD Rob- that’s Nora Robert’s other name. She writes futuristic crime books, that’s the genre I would ask about. Sherlock Holmes.

Do you have a secret talent no one knows about? What is it?

If I do, I don’t know about it.

If you could visit any place, real or fictional, where would it be?

I would love to go to Atlantis.

Ooo, good answer. I love that idea.

What is the best meal you’ve ever had?

I like most food.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

Crime scene reporter.

What’s the coolest thing you’re working on now?

My craft room. I’m moving out my kids’ stuff.

What is your current favorite series you’re watching?

NCIS. Vegas or New Orleans.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

I snuck out as a teenager and went to San Francisco. I lived in California. I was seeing off a friend’s brother when he shipped out. I was gone for two days.

What’s your favorite movie?

Gone With the Wind. My sister’s name is Melanie and if my other sister had been a boy, she would have been named Ashley.

What is the last book you read?

Nightingale, by Kristen Hannah. It’s about children escaping Germany in WWII.

If you could be any animal, which would you be?

A fly on the wall.


Yes. I just want to watch what’s going on.

Where is your favorite place to relax?

My recliner at home.

What’s the best concert you’ve ever been to?

The Piano Guys last year in Portland. I was going to go with my daughter and when my husband found out I wasn’t taking him, he decided to make a nice evening of it. We got dressed up and went out to dinner and my husband was sure he was not going to enjoy the concert. He had a great time. They are very funny.

Who inspires you from day to day?

No one. Some traits in others are consistency and being reliable.