These Two Wellies Bring Over 50 Years Experience to Wellness Pet Food!


9/12/2018

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Today, we’re excited to introduce you to two Wellness Pet Food team members who combined, bring over 50 years of experience to the company—Human Resources Benefits Manager, Joanne S., and Senior Customer Service Representative, Sue V.

In 1997, Wellness Natural Pet Food was created, and was considered one of the very first natural pet foods on the market. Over the years, as we’ve remained family-owned, we’ve perfected our recipes and used innovation to make it possible for pet parents to find healthy options for their pets no matter the pet’s unique nutritional needs, life-stage or breed size. 

The leading force behind the success of Wellness Pet Food has always been the passionate, dedicated Wellness Pet Food team that shares a love of animals and a desire to help pets live happier, healthier lives. In fact, a lot of our employees have been with us for nearly their entire careers, something we’re very proud of. 

Over the years, Joanne and Sue’s commitment and work ethic has been an inspiration to all of us here at Wellness Pet Food, and we recently caught up with them to reminisce on the journey that has taken us to where we are today. 

Meet Joanne S., Benefits Manager, Human Resources joanne s

Q. How long have you worked at Wellness Pet Food?

A. I have been with the company for 37 years now. This was supposed to be a part-time job while I was in high school!

Q. Did you envision yourself working here for that length of time when you first started?

A. Not at all, I was in high school and was looking for a job that I could walk to and save some money to buy a car, all of my friends were going to work for big companies like Wang laboratories when they graduated and so I thought someday I will to.

Q. What would Wellness Pet Food fans be surprised to know has stayed the same since you began working here?

A. The passion that the employees have for the product has always been here.

Q. Can you share a memory of how it was working at the company 30 years ago?

A. There are so many it is hard to mention just one. I remember that for holiday parties we would clear the packing room and bring in a caterer and entertainment to celebrate the holiday with all the employees. One year we had a fire the week before Thanksgiving, the plant had to be closed down for a few weeks. So we stood outside in the front yard and gave out turkeys and employee payroll checks. The Scott family wanted to make sure that the impact of the fire did not become a burden on the employees especially during the holiday season.

Q. Why has Wellness Pet Food been the company you’ve decided to stay with?

A. This company has always been like family to me. I was given the flexibility that I needed during the changes in my life from finishing school, getting married to having three children.  

Q. What’s something you’re excited to see that Wellness Pet Food has added over the years?

A. It is amazing at how the Wellness product has grown. Who would have thought that a small dog food company with less than 75 employees would grow into what it is today.  

Meet Sue V., Sr. Customer Service Representative, OperationsSue v.

Q. How long have you worked at Wellness Pet Food? 

A. My first day of work at WellPet was July 10, 2000, so it’s been 18 years!

Q. Did you envision yourself working here for that length of time when you first started? 

A. To be honest I wasn’t sure. I knew I liked the idea of working for a family owned business as I come from a family that owned successful businesses. As time went on I knew I was in the right job at the right company!

Q. What would Wellness Pet Food fans be surprised to know has stayed the same since you began working here?

A. The sense of pride in knowing we still manufacturer a really great product.

Q. Can you share a memory of how it was working at the company 30 years ago?

A. When I first started working at WellPet (Old Mother Hubbard in those days) our warehouse was located in the same building as our offices on Alpha Road in Chelmsford, MA. We also had a store located in that same building and consumers could come in and buy product.

Q. Why has Wellness Pet Food been the company you’ve decided to stay with?

A. Wellness Pet Food is a great company that really takes good care of their employees. I am grateful to have worked here all these years!

Q. What’s something you’re excited to see that Wellness Pet Food has added over the years?

A.The expansion into the international market!

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9/12/2018
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