Cassie Gannis, Veterinary Technician

Working at Vet Tech
Working at Vet Tech

Something a lot of people don’t realize about me is that I am also a veterinary technician.  I am a fierce competitor in the racing industry, but my heart melts when I see how I can impact the life of someones pet by being able to help that pet walk again.  I put myself in the front line of protecting animals and understanding what is causing them pain or discomfort; just like I put myself in full racing mode when I put on my helmet.  When it is time to do the work the results are up to me and my team and we like to win, in the office and on the track. 


I have always had a love of animals!  I attended Kaplan College in Phoenix, Arizona and graduated in 2012.  My first job was at Valley West Animal Hospital right out of school.  I was there for 3 years.  While there I really learned so very much.  Coming from school to a full serves vet office was a real change.

Enzo post op
Enzo post op


As a vet tech I am knowledgeable in the care and handling of animals.  Part of my education is knowing the basic principles of animal health.  I am trained in laboratory and clinical procedures.  A vet tech always works under the direction of licensed veterinarian.


Part of my duties as a veterinary technician is to be the first person to assess the patient and meet the owner.  I am responsible for getting samples and administering medication.  I am also the person that takes the x-rays which can be a real challenge at times.  I enjoy working with the pets and their family but I also enjoy assisting the doctor in surgery.  One of the hardest parts of my job is helping the family get through the loss of a pet.  It is never an easy thing to do because pets are so much a part of our lives.

Educating a patients parent
Educating a patients parent



I have enjoyed working at a vet tech for 4 years now.  

I am currently working at Ahwatukee Animal Hospital.

3 thoughts on “Cassie Gannis, Veterinary Technician

  1. Cassie, it is incredible that someone with such a passion for the care of small animals works tirelessly to help them heal as quickly as possible. All the while you are intimidating other competitors on the track from “Behind the Shield”.

    I hope to see more about what you are doing off the track that makes you such a strong competitor on the track and an established voice for your passions in life.

    Great Article
    Robert L Sasse
    Kalispell, Montana, USA

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