Patti Van Arsdale
Management - Practice Manager
There’s a person at Rockford Road Animal Hospital that you will probably notice her personal touch throughout the clinic, but more than likely you won’t meet her during your visit. Her name is Patti Van Arsdale and she is the hospital manager at RRAH. You’ll notice her touch in everything from the warm greetings on the bulletin boards, celebrations, and the special programs the staff promotes. You’ll also benefit from her influence if you receive information on the puppy or kitten program, receive information on senior care, or in the photos you receive on your pet’s reminder card.
Patti began at RRAH as hospital manager in 2005. She brings with her over 20 years experience managing veterinary clinics. “I love animals and love people so working at a clinic where you can help both people and their pets is the best of both worlds,” she explains. “I stay connected to veterinary hospitals through the Minnesota Chapter of Veterinary Practice Managers Association,” explains Patti. She is active in the Minnesota chapter, as well as the National Association. “These state and national memberships keep me aware of new programs and trends in the industry,” she adds. This allows RRAH to offer the best, most innovative programs to clients. “It is all about giving clients the information so they are aware of how to best take care of their pets,” she explains. The end result is that pets live longer, healthier lives from preventative healthcare.
We have many long-term team members who are highly trained. They also know many of our clients and their pets by name. “It is like a big family with our team members and clients,” Patti adds.
When Patti isn’t working in the clinic, she is working from home. This helps her meet the challenges of helping with her twins, Jeremy and Ryan, who are autistic. Patti also volunteers as a Sunday school teacher at her church and also for Meals on Wheels. In addition to the twins, she and her husband, Bill, have a daughter, Mollie. Patti enjoys her pets, Zeus and Apollo, two Golden Retrievers, who love to swim in the lake at home. The family enjoys their log home and spending time on the lake.