Assistant Office Manager: Julie Gauldin
Adopted: December 2002
Favorite animal: Love them all, except snakes.
Number of pets: Too many to count!
Julie Gauldin, Assistant Office Manager, joined the PVH team in December 2002. During her time on staff Julie has worked in every department of the hospital, from the reception desk, to the kennel facility and in each of the nursing zones. She continues to wear a number of hats during her work week, helping out wherever she is needed. The staff has yet to find a nametag large enough to list all of Julie’s job titles!
Born in York, Julie lived for over 12 years in North Carolina, where she attended Randolph Community College. She earned degrees in several fields of photography, including wedding and portrait, and also biomedical photography. She was able to find steady work as a photographer and instructor, with assignments ranging from catalog print work to hospital and crime scene photography.
Her love of animals has inspired Julie to rescue injured and unwanted pets since the age of 15. She has worked with a number of shelters and rescues over the years and welcomed countless animals into her home. Her training in canine behavior is essential to rescue work especially when it involves temperament testing. This area of her training enables Julie to determine an appropriate living situation for individual dogs in need of adoption.
Perhaps the greatest reward for Julie’s rescue work happens behind her own front door, where she cares for any number of pets that she has taken in. “It’s an unfortunate situation when pets are tossed aside because they are old or sick,” she says. “Humans can go to nursing homes, but animals can’t.”
Luckily for many of them, Julie gives them a warm home to retire to . . . “We’re growing old together,” she says.
Hobbies: Photography, collecting enamelware and spending time with my critters