Dr. Phillips has taken the full tour of NAH in 365 days! As she celebrates 1 year with us as well as a new transition to DVM at our Holistic location, Dr. Phillips sat down with Marketing Coordinator Olivia to talk kindness, organization, and all things orange tabby cats during the next installment of our DVM Interview Series:
Olivia: "What is your earliest memory of a pet in your life?"
Dr. Phillips: Being raised by two veterinarians, our home was always full of pets. One of those pets developed my great love for orange tabby cats. His name was Ralph, also known as Mr. Wubby, and he was arguably the best (and most tolerant) cat to ever exist. My earliest memories of Ralph consist of hours of playing dress up and taking him with me via stroller-ride to every room in the house. I’m sure the two orange boys that I have now are grateful to have missed that phase of my life!
O: Is there something about you that most people do not know, but would be surprised to hear?
MP: People may be surprised by my attention to detail and organization within my home space. I tend to be slightly less organized at work, so it may shock people to know that everything in my home has a place and a space. For me, cleaning soothes my soul and clears my mind.
O: If you could go back and have five minutes with your ‘younger self’, how would you use that time, or what would you say?
MP: If I could speak with my younger self, I would reassure her that she is smart, strong, and capable of more than she can imagine. Much like many young women, I tended to doubt myself and my ability to accomplish goals that were important to me. I’d advise my younger self to persevere and reach for the moon.
O: How do you want the world to be different because YOU lived in it?
MP: Positivity and kindness amongst one another can be difficult for people all over the world. I believe that you receive what you give, so I try to emanate these qualities in my daily life and spread positivity to those around me.
O: When you find yourself with a sudden amount of free time unexpectedly, how do you spend it?
MP: I can always find a closet or drawer to organize while I listen to a podcast, music, or the background noise of my favorite movie. I also enjoy spending time with friends, taking walks with my dogs, or laying out by the pool with a good book.
O: Thank you for your interview! We always end it with a favorite quote. What is yours?
MP: “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – you’re right” – Henry Ford
Want to learn more about other DVMs in our doctor group? Check out the rest of our DVM Interview Series: