Employee Spotlight – Nikki Marzook

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Welcome to the latest entry of our employee spotlight blog, where we introduce a member of the Vetstoria family to you all. This month we interviewed Nikki Marzook, Vetstoria’s very first Sales Development Representative (SDR).

Q: How would you describe yourself?

I’d describe myself as someone who is relatively calm, quiet, friendly, and pretty intuitive in a different way 😜. Spent most of my previous career in retro electronic & print media, legitimate music (Sony, Universal, Virgin, EMI &, etc.), and a brief stint in publishing. I love my family and friends, but when it comes to new faces, I prefer meeting furry friends over Humans ( I just had to say what I am sure many of you feel).

P.S – Senior citizenship status is now in sight, unlike my hairline 👨‍🦲!

Q: How long have you worked with Vetstoria, and what is your role in the company?

It’s been a great journey for almost 5 years. I was privileged to have started working with Vetstoria’s CTO and Co-Founder, Damjee, and now working with colleagues across varied departments and regions. I have had to do a couple of things in between opportunities at Vetstoria, but now I work on sales for APAC, which is a role I took on close to two years back. Sorry for the vague dates, but I guess being generation X is a valid enough excuse. 👴

Q: What is one thing you are proud of achieving at Vetstoria?

I am most proud of being the very first SDR and contributing to the continued growth of the APAC sales team and Vetstoria. APAC is close to my heart now, and I love what I do.

Q: What do you consider to be the best part of your daily role at Vetstoria?

I enjoy reaching out to and communicating with different people across borders, most of whom share my love for animals.

Q: What does working within the veterinary industry mean to you?

It means a lot. Especially since I have an opportunity to help pets and the amazing people who take care of them, it is a privilege to be able to make the lives of Veterinary professionals across the globe as easy as we can because I believe that the service they provide deserves admiration and blessings in superabundance.

Q: What do you like to do when you aren’t working?

Spending time with A 16-year-old son, 9-year-old daughter, a furry little grandson, a house to run, and of course, a wife to love as well pretty much sums it up for the most part. I also enjoy fixing up stuff.

Q: How have you been coping with the recent COVID situation, and do you have any words of advice for your fellow veterinary industry professionals who are struggling with it?

Coping well, I’d say, considering all things. My family and I have been able to stay safe so far, and we just got our first dose of the vaccination.

Do make the best out of what we are facing, and the positives that will undoubtedly come out of this will ignite the changes you want to see in life at least get you that much closer. 👍

Q: In your view, what’s the most important thing someone should master when working remotely?

I have been working remotely for over a year now. There are many factors such as time management, focus, rest, exercise, family, and alone time. It will help if you stay connected with your colleagues and teammates as much as possible. At Vetstoria, we communicate with each other pretty much every day, and we use many communication software that helps us stay connected and updated.

Q: If you could take only one animal with you to a desert island, what would it be?

Well, it would be a turtle since it won’t feel as deserted as I probably would

Q: Words of advice for your fellow Vetstorians?

As we continue to accelerate our growth and the global footprint, it is essential to empathize with your colleagues as we are a global team with varying backgrounds and life experiences.

“Different Strokes For Different Folks – Furry & Otherwise”

Q: What future developments are you excited about at Vetstoria?

Innovation and evolution are certainly not things that should be ignored. I have seen this in the media and music industry, in which I spent over a decade. The last few years working with Vetstoria have shown me how much emphasis is placed on these two principles whilst respecting everyone whose lives are touched by our technology. I know of a few exciting features slated for release soon, but the one I really look forward to is the big one that our CEO, Julien Renard, has yet to reveal!