Lori Baisden, her husband, and kids take being an animal lover to a whole different, wonderful level. Baisden and her husband, Dr. Greg Baisden, have worked at the Hobart Animal Clinic since 2009.
“The clinic truly is our home away from home. We both are very proud of the business and all of the work we do for our community,” Lori said.
As a kid, Baisden described herself as a wildflower within her family.
“Growing up, I lived my life to the fullest,” Baisden said. “I’ve made plenty of good and bad choices, but there is nothing in my life that I’d change. My journey over the years is exactly the reason why I am so happy today.”
Today, Baisden’s two main priorities and loves of her life are her children and the work she does at the clinic alongside her husband.
While working at the Hobart Animal Clinic, Baisden works closely with community members, and of course, their beloved furry friends. She has and continues to develop strong relationships with clients each day.
“I see great value in giving back to your community. To me, this means you are doing something for someone else and there is no greater feeling than seeing someone or something thrive because you had a hand in helping,” Baisden said.
After leaving the office, Baisden and her husband come home to a zoo of their own. Along with their two beautiful children, the Baisden family are proud owners of three dogs, chickens, ducks, and turkeys.
“It’s definitely a zoo over at our house, but we wouldn’t have it any other way,” she said.
Although things may get hectic, Baisden said she is thankful for her family’s simple way of living.
“The community I live in is rural, and I love the small-town feel. The kids get to go outside and play in the corn field, ride their bikes, and enjoy the simple things that life has to offer.”
Baisden stresses that being a mom is one of the most rewarding aspects of her life outside of working at the animal clinic.
“I love watching my children grow. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a smile on their faces. When I see that happen, I know I’m doing a good job,” she said.
As Baisden reflected on her life thus far, she noted that she couldn’t be more thankful for her supportive and always positive husband.
“Of all the people in my life, my husband, Greg Baisden, has influenced me the most. He has always had an optimistic and enthusiastic outlook on life. The most important thing to him is family,” Baisden added. “As we get older, priorities, mindsets, and the people in our lives change. The one thing that I know for certain and find comfort in is that he will always be there for me and our children. He is our backbone and for that I am forever grateful.”
Baisden is also grateful for her immediate and extended family.
“If I could thank anyone, it would definitely be my parents and my sisters. We have lived a fabulous life together and still remain a close-knit family. The bond we have is something that I couldn’t be more proud of. It’s because of them that I value family so much.”
While Baisden’s life remains busy and challenges surface, she carries one piece of advice with her daily.
“If there is anything I’ve learned, it’s that is life is short. I lost my father a few years ago to cancer and unfortunately, I never was able to meet my husband’s parents as they passed early on in life. As we all know, people grieve in their own way, but my family has chosen to live life to the fullest. We live for the people that we can no longer be with. As we all know ‘life is short...make it sweet’.”