Rachel Ruggieri

Office Manager

Rachel received a BA in Economics from Dickinson College in the mid 90s. After working for a small wealth management firm in Boston, she came to the conclusion that she needed to pursue her dream:  working with animals. Shortly  thereafter, Rachel moved to Hawaii and volunteered as a research assistant and studied the behavior and communication patterns of dolphins. Upon returning home to the northeast, Rachel attended Mount Ida College and received a second degree in Animal Science. Her relationship with Atlantic Veterinary began as Veterinary Technician, and after a leaving the practice to start her family, Rachel returned to Atlantic Vet and was hired as the Office Manager.  Through Zoetis Animal Health,  Rachel recently completed a comprehensive management training program. Rachel’s finest accomplishment is her family, her two daughters and husband who reside in Beverly.

When did you start working at Atlantic Vet?
From 2000 to 2002 I worked at Atlantic Vet as a technician. I returned in September 2011 as a member of the management team.

What made you decide to become a Vet Tech/Office Manager? 
It was between animals or kids and I chose animals.

If this wasn’t your career, what would you be doing? 
Working in IT fixing computers.

My job would be easier if …
I didn’t have to commute through Salem in October.

When I’m not at work you might find me …
playing chauffeur to my two teenage daughters.

Aside from working with animals, what are you most passionate about? 
My Family

What is number one on your bucket list? 
I would love to climb Mt. Washington.

Where is your most desired vacation destination? 
Australia, really anywhere with my family.

What is one item you can’t live without? 
My iPhone.

What is your favorite holiday? 
Thanksgiving. Family! Family! Family!