Dr. Wendy Rosenbek is originally from Boulder, Colorado. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1984 and earned her veterinary degree at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, graduating in 1987. After working two years in Knoxville, she returned to her home state to practice until 1995, when her friend and classmate, Dr. Angela Aymett of Pulaski, invited her back to Tennessee.
Dr. Rosenbek (or "Dr. Wendy" to most of her clients) lives with her husband and son on their small farm with many dogs, cats and horses. A long-distance horse-back rider in her leisure time, Dr. Wendy originally planned to be a "horse doctor," but the complexity and challenge of small animal practice and the opportunity to help people with their pets was ultimately more compelling.
"According to my mother, I've wanted to be a veterinarian since before I could speak. I don't know if it's possible, but I do feel as if I was born into this profession. I can't really imagine being satisfied doing anything else."
Ginger was abandoned by her first family in 1999. She was picked up by the Limestone County Humane Society (that operated without a shelter) and brought to Ardmore Companion Animal Hospital in hopes of re-homing her. Despite loving children and having impeccable manners, she went unadopted for weeks, until finally Dr. Rosenbek decided to try taking her home to her family.
Since that day in November 1999, Ginger has been Doc's nearly constant companion and comes to work everyday with her. She has become increasingly more loyal to the doctor and her family and takes guarding the office and Dr. Rosenbek's briefcase very seriously. At home she runs with the big farm dogs, but sleeps on or beside the bed in the house and is definitely the princess of the family.