It's been a busy year, but one of our staff members, Marina, was able to sit down with Dr. Fletcher and ask her some great questions as we celebrated Dr. Fletcher's 2 year work anniversary with NAH.
Dr. Fletcher, you’ve been practicing for over 20 years. What is your earliest memory of a pet in your life?
Dogs, birds, cats; that was my normal household. My parents had this beautiful Collie. If he was told to guard the children, we knew we could not leave the area. If we tried to move he would very gently push or sit on us. He trained us to obey him. And no one could come close to us; he had a job to protect.
Is there something about you that most people do not know, but would be surprised to hear?
Most people don't know that I love drawing and painting. My drawings are abstracts so the distorted faces are thought to be on purpose. Also, yoga and meditation are a part of my morning routine. I love sunrises and sunsets the world is at peace.
If you could go back and have five minutes with your ‘younger self’, how would you use that time, or what would you say?
I would tell myself to be patient. Love AND hug your family since they won’t always be there, I miss them.
How do you want the world to be different because YOU lived in it?
The world should be happier since we are only temporary occupants. Look at the beauty around us, even the wind can caress your skin if you let it.
When you find yourself with a sudden amount of free time unexpectedly, how do you spend it?
There are so many things I can do in my free time like garden, read, dance, sing, teach the dog new tricks, and sleep.
Thank you for your interview! We always end it with a favorite quote. What is yours?
Before you speak, THINK…
T - is it True?
H - is it Helpful?
I - is it Inspiring?
N - is it Necessary?
K - is it Kind?
It's no wonder that some of her clients call her a pet whisperer! Special thanks to Marina for her time, and to Dr. Fletcher for sharing her thoughts and pearls of wisdom!