Thanks to everyone who came out today to meet us and have a look at the hospital! We had a steady flow of visitors all day, and were thrilled with the enthusiastic faces who toured the hospital, stopped to ask questions, and picked up fun stuff provided by our vendors and distributors. We were joined by the doctors and staff at Vista Dorada Dental, who treated visitors to popcorn and pizza between tours of their great practice, and Valerie and Kevin from In the RAW, who provided mutt muffins for canine visitors and graciously donated a gift basket for our raffle. Winners of all the raffle prizes will be drawn and notified when we return to the office on Monday.
|The PPH “Gang.” From left: Dr. Griswold, Dr. Burns, Shea, Natasha, and Alana.|
|Natasha shares a look into the surgical theater and explains the steps Priority Pet Hospital takes to minimize the risks associated with general anesthesia for our patients.|
|Shea talks to visitors about dental care for pets and Priority Pet Hospital’s dentistry services, including advanced diagnostic capabilities like digital dental X-rays.|
While we met many new friends during the day, it was nice to see some old friends, too. We were particularly pleased to receive visits from existing patients and their families, who took time out of their day to come spend a few minutes with us. Bailey, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, is making a rapid recovery from a recent case of pneumonia; he was all tail wags and kisses today. I had to chuckle at Gauge and Lil Rock, two American bulldogs who were nervous about the inflatable “noodles” flapping out in front of the festivities but were happy and comfortable inside the practice; it’s great to meet patients who’d rather be at the vet’s than outside. I also like to think that it speaks volumes about our staff and doctors!
Dr. Guffey at Vista Dorada Dental was just as happy with the outcome of this joint venture. While PPH’s crew and his staff were looking forward to a cat nap this afternoon, he was already thinking about how we can make next year even bigger! The success of our first open house was due in part to the help of neighbors, friends, vendors, and distributors. We would like to thank Bev, Tiffany, Dr. Guffey and Dr. Roper from Vista Dorada Dental, Valerie and Kevin from In the RAW, and our supportive representatives at Butler Animal Health, MWI Veterinary Supply, Hill’s Science Diet, Iams/Eukanuba, Royal Canin, Pfizer Animal Health, Novartis Animal Health, Merial, Virbac Animal Health, Midmark/Matrix, Boehringer/Ingelheim, and DVM Pharmaceuticals/IVX Animal Health. Most of all, however, we would like to thank you and your four-legged family members, who are why we are here and able to look forward to work every day of the week.