Ismael began working for Summerfields Animal Hospital in September of 2009. When he first came to inquire about a position, he spoke very little English. When asked how long it would take him to learn and speak English well, he replied “6 months”. Ismael mastered the language in 3 months. This was no surprise as Ismael had established his hard work ethic before his first day on the job. A US citizen, he was seeking a better life for his family.
Ismael attended and graduated from veterinary school in Mexico. Not licensed to practice in the US, Ismael fills the position of veterinary technician. He has a love for all animals but is especially fond of German Shepherds.
Ismael’s wife and son still live in Mexico, however, he is working through the mounds of paperwork for their immigration into the US. Ismael travels 18 hours by bus to visit his family every 2-3 months.