Our Team

Laurie Young

Laurie has been with Elgin Veterinary Hospital since the beginning and she is such a wonderful person to have by my side as my right-hand woman! As with all the employees, she embodies what Elgin Veterinary Hospital is all about – being a family, having love for animals driving her to always put our patients’ health and well-being first. She gives her all at work and then goes home to all of her own animals and cares for them better than you can ever imagine! Having been together for so long, not only is she an amazing employee and friend, but she is my family and I cannot imagine life without her!

Laurie is the welcoming committee of the clinic and most Saturdays she brings one of her furry friends to help! She has the warmest heart; it shows with every phone call she answers and every family member that walks through the door. She’s a wonderful receptionist and the greatest office manager you could ever meet. Her bright smile, sensational and giving personality, and selfless way of always putting our patients first are just a few of the reasons that she makes the work environment and the warm, welcoming experience at Elgin Veterinary Hospital even better!

In her own words Laurie gives us her perspective on being part of the Elgin Veterinary Hospital team: “Working with animals and people, this is my passion, I love them both. Elgin Veterinary Hospital gives me the opportunity to do what I love to do every day. What a blessing it is to be able to come to work every day and do what I love to do – there is never a day where I am not excited to come to work! It is our clients and patients that motivates me to get up and come to work every day. There is nothing better than being greeted by a smiling face, a happy tail wag and sloppy kisses. Who could not love my job?! There is no greater satisfaction that watching a worried client leave with a smile and relief on their face or a sick pet going home happy and healthy after being hospitalized. Elgin Veterinary Hospital is my home away from home. I love my co-workers like family – it is great to really love the people you work with and to be able to have fun together at a job that can be very stressful at times. Being a military wife has afforded me many opportunities for employment in many different fields and for many different companies. I can honestly say that this job makes me happier than any other job I have had in the past.”