|How Bear Creek Has Evolved|
|Wednesday, 18 January 2012 20:18|
From the Beginning...
On the day I opened this practice, I wanted to create a practice that was community oriented. I wanted to get to know my clients and my patients. To be their doctor. Their trusted advisor. My goal was to have clients that I considered friends, family even. I was focused on those animals that everyone else in the veterinary community overlooked. Animals like cows, goats, llamas, pigs. Of course we have quite a few horses on our list of patients too. Most people assume that every veterinarian treats dogs and cats, but almost no one treats these "lesser" creatures. I wanted to give them the attention and care they deserve. Their owners/caretakers value them and in most cases depend on them for their source of income or food source.
I started with a truck and myself. After almost 2 years, I built the haul-in facility that is now standing on Hwy 73. I now have a registered technician and looking for another full-time office staff member. I have already burned through that first truck and now working out of my second truck. Our focus is still farm animal medicine, but in 2009 we were approached by the Stanly County Humane Society to help them with their spaying and neutering. They needed someone to work with them so that they could get animals adopted for a reasonable fee and find good homes. At first I said no because we are not a small animal veterinary hospital, but they were dilligent and asked again. Their was a serious need for help. I finally broke down and asked the Vet Board if we were able to fulfill this request and they said yes. So we started doing their surgeries and a few other basic necessities so that they could help animals find good homes. Most recently we have responsed to the community's constant request for affordable spaying and neutering available to all. In August 2011 we opened Bear Creek Spay and Neuter Clinic to the public. This all I can write at this moment. I have a call to return because one of my clients has a sick goat kid and needs help. Yes, its after hours and yes it is just a goat kid, but to me they are both so much more. I will write again soon.