Meet the team Monday – Meet Jaime Thrift
- How long have you been a part of the AMC team?
Since July 2008
- What drew you to this profession?
I thought I wanted to be a veterinarian until I found out I had to leave South Carolina for vet school. That was 1998 and I was already in the profession and loved it so I decided to change my major to Physics, my other love. I figured I could have the best of both worlds if I finished my Physics degree and stayed in veterinary medicine so that’s what I did.
- What is your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy shifts that I am assigned to being the inpatient nurse. Our inpatient nurse cares for patients admitted to the hospital for the day. It allows me to work more closely with our patients and their owners and get to know both on a more personal level.
- What hobbies or interests do you enjoy outside of work?
I love home improvement projects of any kind, painting and drawing mostly landscapes or flowers, and stargazing.
- What pets do you currently have at home?
Kepler, my youngest, a Great Dane that has assigned himself as my personal protector, Brooks an incredibly squishy and loving orange cat and Fargo my animal soul mate, a brown tabby cat. Collectively I call them my secret service detail because I can’t go anywhere in the house without one or more of them.
- What would a perfect day at AMC be like for you?
No euthanasias, all happy and stress free patients with some puppies and kittens thrown in for the cuddle factor and a manageable appointment schedule so I could spend more time chatting with patients and their owners.
- What is a perfect day for you outside of work?
Waking up around 8am and having eggs, bacon, grits and biscuits for breakfast with Bryant in our pajamas. Then a long walk with Kepler followed by lots of TV time with everyone together on the sofa. To top the day off right, we would all be in bed by 9:30, exhausted from doing nothing all day.
- If money were not a factor, where would you choose to spend the rest of your life?
Right here in the Charleston area, it’s always been home and always will be. I would like a big enough piece of land, on the water, that would allow me to roam without seeing anyone else unless I wanted to. Bryant and I would need a few weeks here and there for a tropical island vacation from time to time.