- March 2019
Clinical Admissions Assistant
Clinical Sciences Department
College of Veterinary Medicine
Years in Position: 1.6
Years at MSU: 1.6
In her role in the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine, Jennifer Ashworth is the liaison between clients and doctors. She wants to make sure that the clients are well informed while they are waiting for their pets.
Many patients are referred to the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine by other veterinarians in private practices. Jennifer works to maintain a healthy relationship with referral veterinarians and the MSU Vet School.
“I want to ensure our clients leave satisfied with our care and with the understanding that we can assist if they ever should need us again,” she said.
Jennifer enjoys learning new information about veterinary medicine every day. She finds joy in being able to help clients as much as possible. The more she knows about the subject, the more knowledge she has to help and calm an upset client. She always has to be ready to inform anyone about nearly anything they need to know.
“It is not just about answering phones. There is never a dull moment, and I am always talking to others. It is also important to have a positive mindset and an ability to work effectively with a team,” she said.
She and her husband are parents to two young boys as well as caretakers of four animals. In the warmer seasons, they enjoy trips to the park and eating snow cones. Everyone in the family loves the outdoors. In her spare time, she makes jewelry and works with vinyl items.
“My boys love to help me make their t-shirts. I love to live life to the fullest and try to each day,” Jennifer said.