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Someday’s is not about the the Furry family members!

Smith Veterinary Hospital is about family and today we are saluting one of the family.

Today PFC, Lane, earned the title Lance Corporal in the USMC.

We are proud of you Zach and we know that you will continue to protect our country.

 In Honor of Lance Corporal Lane – All active military will receive 10% off there total bill.

Expires June 10th. OOORAH !!

If your family has someone in the military that you would like to honor please let us know.

June 7, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Vet, AV Best Veterinary | , , , | Leave a comment

Local Veterinary Office seeking the clients who love their pets.

Our goal as your other family doctors is to ensure the happiest, healthiest, and longest life for your pet.

On Sunday evening around 9:30 pm I received a email from a client of another local clinic, a great clinic in fact, I would take my pet there if Smith Veterinary Hospital was unavailable. In this email the client explains that she had her dog in for vaccination over the last three years and and see a doctor only briefly while giving the quick vaccination – the doctor did ask if her pet had been in good health since his last visit in 2005. The client stated yes and they went on their way . Next the client states in this email that today her dog was really feeling down. She states that she is not wanting to move or eat or drink. She states to me in the email that the dog is current on vaccination and has never been sick.

She tells me that her pet is 6 years old and maybe a little overweight. But has always been healthy. She was looking information up on the internet and came across an article about Wellness examinations. She was surprised to learn about the fact that pets like people should be seen at least once a year to prevent illness and allow the Veterinarian a chance to examine them and to be proactive against the unknown.

So on Sunday night I respond to her email-

Dear Client

Thank you for your email I am sorry that your baby is not feeling well.  I highly recommend that you get her in to your veterinarian and have them check her. If you do not think she will be ok until morning please take her to the local av er for animals on ave M.

I know this must be scary for you and her.  I hope everything works out.

Please let me know.

Smith Veterinary Hospital


Monday morning I received a call – The client indeed had taken her beloved pet into her doctor and they found that she had a mass the size of a baseball causing her heart not to function well. She was crying and said – the doctor said”I sure wish we had caught this earlier.”  She stated to me that her beloved pet had to be Euthanize. I expressed my condolences and she said to me I wish I had been a better pet owner. I did not know that she should have been seen yearly.

We ended the call with a high note – She stated she would be getting  new pet someday and they would see the veterinarian yearly.

This broke my heart.  We as a hospital spend every moment we can trying to educate how important wellness examination are.  

June 7, 2011 Posted by | AV Best Vet, AV Best Veterinary, av veterinary hospital | , , , | Leave a comment