- July 2022
CVM/Laboratory Animal Resource and Care Unit
Years in Position: 9 years
Years at MSU: 18 years
Peggy Johnson has many responsibilities in her day-to-day job duties and organization is key to her efficiency.
“A positive attitude, great communication skills, and the ability to multitask are all important for me to be successful,” said Johnson, the business coordinator at the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Laboratory Animal Resource and Care Unit. “But the most important trait is being well-organized.”
LARAC employees provide care for the animals and facilities used for teaching and research. They also manage the fundamental program of care for these animals.
Johnson is responsible for handling billing and invoicing for supplies, maintaining a large database of protocols for animal research, and communicating with researchers to ensure they have their orders confirmed and completed before research projects begin. Additionally, she prepares, organizes, and stores information in paper and digital form, maintains office records, arranges travel, and manages time clock software for all unit employees.
When Johnson took this position, she said she was looking for a challenge.
“I love the data entry part of this job, but I also enjoy getting to help people accomplish their job duties by supporting them and making sure they have what they need and taking care of the necessary paperwork,” she said.
Johnson has one son and enjoys spending time with family, practicing yoga, and being involved in church.