We were thrilled to hire Vickie in June 2019, a few years after she retired from three decades of serving Durham school kids as a physical education instructor. To many pet parents, and even Eno team members, she will always be Ms. Modlin: local hero!
Vickie is beloved both in the community and at our hospital. Her spirit animal is the monkey: playful, lighthearted, cheerful, and chatty. Her favorite thing about being a Client Care Coordinator is interacting with pets and pet parents. Vickie believes “people who seek vet care are great people.” She also loves our team meetings, and being a valued member of a team of “devoted, caring, hard-working” people.
Vickie grew up in a small town called Tyner, outside Edenton in eastern North Carolina, with a dog named Duchess and a Persian named Puffin. The four-legged love of her adult life was Shelley, a Yorkie who lived to be almost 18. Today Vicky and her partner, Tracy, live a few minutes from Eno—right next to her 94-year-old-mother—with their dog, Claire; cockatiel, JC; six hens; and the many deer who come to feed in the yard every day when called.
At East Carolina University, Vickie earned a bachelor’s degree in K-12 health, graduating magna cum laude, and a master’s in education. For fun she makes jewelry, knits, and creates cool crafts—be sure to spot her Eno-painted rock outside our front door! In keeping with a lifetime of inspiring everyone she meets with her warmth, kindness, and good nature, Vickie’s motto is: “It’s never too late to have a happy childhood.”