Get to Know

Get to Know Alyssa Duncan

Alyssa Duncan, CVT, patient services coordinator, has been with the College of Veterinary Medicine for 26 years. 

Using 10 words or less, describe what your role at the college is:
Includes oversight of fiscal and resource management; patient care; supervision of Vet techs; work and patient flow; and facility, equipment and supply maintenance for the VTH.

What is your favorite part of your job?
Working with all of the various services throughout both the Large and Small animal clinic to help find solutions to their problems and needs.

Complete this sentence: My most memorable day at work was….
Very recently, my grand-kitten was here under anesthesia for a surgical procedure when he had a reaction to an antibiotic and cardiac arrested. The anesthesia and surgical teams were phenomenal and resuscitated him after almost 10 minutes. It is amazing that today he is normal and does not even know what happened to him. It is a miracle to revive a cat after 10 minutes and have him be normal! I am forever grateful to the team for that day; as well as, the support teams for the many hours and days after.

What would your coworkers be surprised to learn about your life outside of work? 
I love to garden, can my own garden bounty, quilt, cross-stitch, ride my motorcycle and spend time with my family. I am also a village board and Lions club member in our home town.

Do you have any pets?
I have a dog named Vi and 4 cats named Bella, Edward, Lucy and Maize and a grand-Kitten named Odin.