Getting to Know Dr. Tammy
Tammy was usually the quiet one growing up. Most of the time, she could be found with her nose buried in a book.
However, this introverted nature didn’t stop her from going out and exploring, meeting new people, and trying new things. By the time she graduated from college, she had lived in seven US states, and also spent a year studying abroad in New Zealand.
To this day, she loves exploring the world in which she lives. She feels there’s a lot to be learned by experiencing new lands and cultures.
Eventually, this love of travel would lead her to an opportunity to move to Abu Dhabi by herself and work there for two years. But first, she would complete her training and education as a veterinarian.
Tammy has never been afraid of a little hard work.
Back before grad school, she worked in the veterinary industry in a different capacity – as a kennel assistant. This job involved getting out of bed long before the sun came up, arriving at work before 6am every day, and taking care of all the boarding and hospitalized patients.
During the busy seasons, this meant several hours of walking dogs, cleaning kennels, and giving baths. And the cleaning cages part was, well… just as messy and smelly as you might imagine.
But Tammy didn’t really mind. She was in it for the love of animals, and she enjoyed spending time with all the dogs and cats that came into the clinic.
Fast forward a few years, and Tammy graduated from vet school and began working at a hospital in Florida.
That part of the Gulf Coast was beautiful – with white sand beaches and turquoise waters. It was a great place to relax and experience nature.
However, work duties called, often with long hours and situations where emotions ran high – such as euthanasias and medical emergencies. Those days could be tough.
Tammy decided to pursue meditation. Now it’s seven years later, and meditation has become a daily practice. With it, she gained the ability to stay positive and calm during a storm.
This skill was useful on days when she had to simultaneously manage four emergencies on top of a full schedule of regular appointments… and a calm mind meant better and more efficient care for her patients.
Sometimes, life continues to surprise us with new opportunities.
A few years later: while living overseas, Tammy discovered a love of writing. All those years reading books had inspired her to write her own novel.
She continues to work on her book in her spare time – and she realized that handing her manuscript over to an agent can be nearly as nerve-wracking as handling a medical emergency!
Her self-pursued training as a writer led to an interest in copywriting. Tammy realized she could combine her love of writing with her love of animals.
Now, she works primarily in the veterinary B2B industry, specializing in white papers, case studies, and content.