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Humans of RAPS: Alisa Verwoerd

Everything RAPS does is about the animals. But everything we achieve is possible because opf the amazing humans who work and volunteer with us!

This week, meet Alisa Verwoerd!

What is your role at RAPS?

I am a Veterinary Office Assistant and Inventory Control Administrator at the RAPS Animal Hospital

How long have you been working with RAPS?

I started working with RAPS at the Animal Shelter as an Animal Care Attendant in September of 2017. I then transitioned over to the hospital when it opened in 2018

What makes you committed to RAPS?

I have seen so many animals come through the organization that need our help and being able to see them recover from their ailments or find a loving home is an amazing transition and I love being a part of that.

What is your favourite / least favourite part of your job?

I love getting to meet so many patients and watch them recover from injuries and illnesses.

There are very few things I don’t like about my job, but backordered supplies is incredibly frustrating!

Tell us about yourself.

I grew up in Abbotsford with two brothers, and always wanted pets in the house but wasn’t allowed until middle school, when we adopted a cat named Buddy. At one point, Buddy got sick and needed to be hospitalized for a number of days, and during that time the staff at the clinic were so helpful and caring, and it made me want to pursue a career in the veterinary field. I now have 2 cats, Willow and Lazy Boy, both adopted from RAPS.

What do you do in your spare time?

On my weekends, I work at a horse barn, and love spending time with my family, especially my two nephews. I enjoy board games, video games, escape rooms and acrylic painting, and I am trying to learn digital art as well.