Meet Gretchen Rybicky-Office Manager
Gretchen began working at Mountain Park Animal Hospital as a receptionist in August of 1995 and has worked her way up to the Office Manager. She was raised in upstate New York in a family of 8 children (5 brothers and 2 sisters) and as a child was always bringing home some kind of animal to share with everyone. Her love of animals has continued throughout her life and was nurtured by her parents, siblings and even her husband and children. She attended the State University of NY at Delhi and earned her degree in Veterinary Technology as a Registered Veterinary Technician in 1975.
Her first position in the profession was working in a one doctor small animal hospital just north of NYC, until she married her husband Terry and became an Army wife. Over the next 20 years she traveled extensively, following Terry throughout his career. They raised two sons, Matthew and Mark, and countless pets and creatures, even hermit crabs the rescued on the beach. They finally settled in Georgia when Terry retired from the Army.
As Office Manager,Gretchen helps keep Mountain Park Animal Hospital running smoothly by supporting the needs of the doctors and staff, maintaining computers and other equipment, ensuring supplies and medications are in adequate supply, making sure all training requirements are met, and all clients and patients concerns and needs are addressed and fulfilled. She works with her team daily anywhere that she is needed!
Gretchen loves spending time with her family, to include her husband, sons, their wives and grandchildren-Abigayle, Piper, Rosalind and Luther. Their 2 Great Danes, "Dakota" and "Hemi", also require a lot of Gretchen and Terry's attention by taking turns cuddling on the couch between them. Both dogs love to do for walks and rides inside their pick-up truck.
Traveling (especially to the beach), spending time reading and working in the yard are other past times that Gretchen enjoys. In her retirement, she dreams of traveling to Hawaii and Alaska and exploring the rest of the United States.