Some animals, who for different reasons don't quite seem to fit in anywhere else, end up being part of our clinic family. Some of them have been taken home to live with one of us, some of them live in the clinic permanently. Such is the exciting life as a veterinarian in Lexington, KY! You may see some of them when you come in.
Summer & Chaplin
Summer and Chaplin are cats who were born very prematurely. Their mother was unable to take care of them. They each weighed less than 30 grams. Usually, kittens under 70 grams have a difficult time surviving. Things were touch-and-go with Summer and Chaplin for a while, but Dr. Melanie nursed them back to health and now they live at the clinic, making us all smile every day.
Cody is a cat from a multicat household. He doesn't like living with other cats (except Summer and Chaplin, for some reason), and is happier here. He likes the reception area and you'll probably see him peeking from behind the computer when you check out.
Last year, a young puppy named Trapper came to stay with us. His owners gave him a great start in life, but were unable to care for a puppy with special needs. Trapper has megaesophagus, which means he is unable to swallow normally. He has to eat upright in a box, then stay in the box for a few minutes, so that his food stays in his stomach. In this picture, he is staying home with his Aunt Sarah, so he is temporarily using her laundry hamper for a place to eat.
One of our newest family members is Roo. When he was one day old, his owner brought him to be put to sleep because of a leg deformity. We thought we could take care of him, so his owner left him with us. We raised him from a few days old and he is doing great. Visit our Facebook page to see more pictures of Roo.
You'll definitely see our African Grey Parrot, Boo Boo, when you come to visit. He sits up at the front desk because he likes a lot of company. If you are quiet, you'll probably hear him talking. He likes to ring like the phone, meow, bark, make a noise the squeaky toy makes, and says many words and sentences. His favorite song is "The Hokey Pokey," and if you sing it for him, he'll probably dance.