Employee Spotlight: Dr. Shelby Agnew

It’s time for another employee spotlight! We want you to meet Dr. Agnew, a fairly recent addition to our hospital, but a much loved and appreciated one.

Dr. Agnew 2

What is your position at McCurdy Animal Hospital?

I’m the new associate veterinarian!

What is your favorite part of working here?

Honestly, all of the people. I really love my coworkers and my clients. People think we go into veterinary medicine because we like animals more than people but in all reality, we wouldn’t have any patients without the wonderful, caring owners at the other end of the leash. I adore getting to see dogs and cats every day, but I really love partnering with clients to help them keep their pets healthy.

How many pets do you have?

I have three wonderful dogs, all girls- Stella, Joule, and Herriot. Stella and Joule are beagles, and Herriot is a “wonder dog”- we often wonder exactly what she is, but we think she is a malamute mix.

What is your favorite indoor/outdoor activity and why?

I have recently taken up running and I LOVE it. I was never very athletic growing up (I’m still not), but I really enjoy running because it’s so accessible- all you need are your feet and a pair of sneakers.

What is your favorite month of the year and why?

This sounds very cliché, but I love the month of October when the weather is starting to get just a bit crisp. I love watching Auburn football and going to corn mazes and fall festivals.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

I’m sure I’m going to make Dr. O’Reilly blush with this answer, but it would be him. I have learned so much from him in just the past few months and I can’t wait to keep learning from him!

What is your absolute favorite food?

I actually have a cartoon on my wall that says “my favorite food is whatever you’re eating.” It’s a shameful habit, but it’s so true! Any time my coworkers pull out a snack, I am all over it.

What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you cry?

This is super embarrassing, but I read the Harry Potter series at least twice a year (and have since college), and I cry EVERY TIME someone dies in those books (spoiler alert: a lot of people die). J.K. Rowling is so good at making you get attached to even minor characters that it’s hard not to feel something when she kills them off.

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

I used to slide down the staircase banisters at my high school every day, and I got caught at least once a week! My teachers would always get onto me, but eventually I think they just gave up and decided I would stop when I got hurt (… and I did!).

Where is Waldo?

I don’t know. I heard he wears stripes because he doesn’t want to be spotted!

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