Employee Testimonials

Chelsy Pennell Rosa- Senior Account Rep

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1. What do you like about working for VOI? 

...All the snacks but... 
 
What don't I like LOVE about working at VOI?! It is very rewarding to come into work every day and know that I am making a difference in one way or another for the end user - our pups! Our work environment is extremely friendly and supportive which is so important when you see your work family more than your family at home - and yes, I mean work "family" opposed to co-workers because we learn from each other, we cheerlead, we console, we get through the day to day and it all leads to growing together in our careers. The feeling of family within our staff makes sense because VOI was established by the Gendreau family who continues to run the business 
 
2. What do you like about working with your customers? 
 
Customers or friends? All of a sudden you realize you've been working for a company for almost 4 years and talked to the same doctor or purchaser every week since starting out, can name their account number by heart, list off their order history for fun, and even know their street address on any given day. ...Hey now, that is not weird or creepy - it comes with the job and reviewing your account profile for order accuracy every time.
 
Just like our staff grows together with each passing day the connections and bonds we create with our new and existing customers is unparalleled. The best feedback is hearing how much we help relieve the workload for our contacts through how easy it is to order, our dependable service like same day shipping, and reliable agents who are available from 8-8 EST by phone, email, or online chat. The feedback is gratifying because we are here in your corner. I am your cheerleader, your troubleshooter and problem solver, your product concierge, your policy encyclopedia, your "yes" man, ... and maybe on some days even the punching bag but I'll do it with a smile because we believe in following the golden rule and treating our customers how we want to be treated - like family. 
 
3. Do you have a pet? What kind? 
 
Zoey or zoe zoe, my Shih Tzu, is 14 years old and the love of my life.
 
 
Marcy Vandyke- Customer Experience Manager 
 
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1. What do you like about working for VOI?
 
My favorite part about working at VOI is witnessing and facilitating in its growth, which goes hand in hand with constant improvement and an ever stronger positioning in the veterinary marketplace
 
2. What do you like about working with your customers? 
 
 I enjoy solving my customers' problems, big or small, so they can experience the best possible encounter with VOI
 
3. What sets VOI apart from other companies? 
 
VOI differs from other veterinary companies in our responsiveness. We reply immediately to inquiries, we provide quotes within 24 hours, we call you if we see a problem on your order. We take ownership of your order from the moment it is placed to when it leaves our door.
 
4. Do you have a pet? What kind? 
 
I have 2 10 year old dogs, a Brussels named Newton and a Ridgeback mix named Rowdie. 
 
 
Josh Piper- Business Development Manager 
 
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1. What do you like about working at VOI?
 
In my very short tenure with VOI, I have never felt unequipped to accomplish a goal. Our staff is second to none with regards to going the extra mile to help and make themselves available to me. 
 
2. What do you like about working with your customers?
 
I love introducing new and innovative products to my customers. When you can provide an ah-ha moment to that doctor or practice that changes the way they approach each of their patient's cases the result is rewarding. 
 
3. What sets VOI apart from other companies?
 
VOI fosters a team environment to achieve the end result of bringing the best product, service, and relationship to our customers "from cut to close." 
 
4. Do you have a pet? What kind? 
 
I have three dogs and one cat, all female. Bree-Brittany Spaniel, Lady (Dowager Countess) - Chocolate Lab, Charlie - Shi-Tzu, And Lexi - black cat.
 
Fun fact- Josh's wife surprised us with VOI themed cookies that she made herself during their first visit to our corporate office! 
 
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Matt Haas- Lead Lab Coordinator
 
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1. What do you like about working at VOI?
 
My favorite part about working for VOI is that we're small enough to where it's not a "corporate" job, where I am just a number on a sheet of paper, and large enough to make a big impact in the industry. I also enjoy the travel and being able to see parts of the world I never would have thought I'd see otherwise. 
 
 
2. What do you like about working with your customers?
 
Being that I work mainly in the labs, I am probably the one who sees the customers most on a face to face level. My favorite part about this is watching a customer come into a lab with little to no understanding, and then slowly watching their confidence level build with each passing day of the lab. It's also really great to see the same customers come back and take the next level courses! 
 
 
3. What sets VOI apart from other companies? 
 
In my opinion, I feel VOI sets itself apart from the competition by customer service. In hearing about other companies and their policies, VOI is without a doubt focused on doing the right thing and not just profits. VOI also has a robust product line, which serves our customer base better than all other companies in the space. We offer a clinic the ability to cut out the multiple vendor model and focus on a smaller number of suppliers. 
 
 
4. Do you have a pet? What kind? 
 
Yes, I have two pets, a dog and a cat. Our dog is a Jack Russell, Dachshund mix, named Pickles, and our cat is a long haired, black and white named Little One, AKA Pooh.  
 
 
Matt Degele- Digital Content Specialist 
 
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1. What is your position and what does that entail? 
 
I am the digital content specialist in charge of photography and preparing those assets for use in marketing materials such as our product catalog and website
 
2. What do you like about working at VOI?
 
VOI has a healthy work environment which is not something I'm used to seeing coming from other industries.
 
3. What sets VOI apart from other companies where you have worked?
 
VOI gives me the creative freedom to utilize and grow my skill set and push myself to complete the projects I'm tasked with. 
 
4. Do you have a pet? What kind? 

I have a black mouth cur 

 
 
 
Meet Kelly, Lauren and Genny!
Three former Veterinary Technicians who use their knowledge in the field to help their customers every day! We asked them what they loved most about their time as a vet tech and how it has helped them transition into their roles here at VOI. 
 
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Kelly (left):

During my time as a veterinary technician, my days would range quite a bit. One day it would be a slower-paced day, with time to catch up on various things around the hospital, but most days there was scarcely time to turn around! Whether you were the nurse that was assigned to seeing rooms with the doctor, the surgery nurse, and more times than not, a receptionist, your days are non-stop.  The aspects that I loved the most about being a veterinary nurse was the interactions with the animals as cliche as that sounds. I also loved seeing my skills improve throughout the years. My former technician experience allows me to relate to the technicians that call in with an urgent order for surgery, or calling to get general information for their doctor. I know what it is like to be on the other side of the phone line in need of help or information. It makes me feel like I'm still a part of the field I loved for such a long time!

Lauren (middle):

 The life of a veterinary nurse is unlike any other. I enjoyed my years practicing and what I loved most about being a nurse was the journey to diagnosis, the efficiency of a focused team and the camaraderie I shared with my fellow nurses. There is no stronger bond in the workplace! The skills that I have learned while practicing help me to provide a great service to VOI customers because I understand the application of our products and all the small things that make the life of a veterinary nurse easier.
 
Genny (right)
 
As a veterinary technician, our days and tasks varied considerably, but the constant was always in the amount of compassion, heart, dedication and drive that is needed to be a voice for those who can’t speak for themselves-a responsibility not taken lightly by anyone in the field. Even though there is a lot of sweat, some tears and many difficult moments as a veterinary technician, it is quickly forgotten when the good outcomes shine through. Making a positive impact for both patient and owner is a passion of mine that transfers easily into the caring environment at VOI. Using the knowledge and skills gained over eight years in practice has allowed me to apply that to customer care which reflects directly. Being on the receiving side of ordering and inventory in the past gives me pride in how VOI handles all aspects of the business between product development and quality assurance all the way to that direct customer interaction.