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COVID-19: Attention! We are 100% curbside at this time.

    Important Announcement from Drs. Molly and Steve
    To all of our wonderful clients and friends:

    I am writing to inform you that Dr. Steve Barten and I will be retiring at the end of December.

    This is a bittersweet letter to write. We both have been practicing veterinary medicine for over four decades. Over these many years we have been a part of your lives by virtue of caring for your beloved pets. We’ve experienced your joy of having a new furry (or scaly!) family member, as well as your sorrow of loss. There’s a special bond that veterinarians have with their clients and their pets, and we have been honored to share that with you.

    The best part of veterinary medicine has been our patients. It’s such a pleasure to come to work every day and be able to help so many wonderful animals. We’ll miss the wagging tails from dogs and the head butts from cats, and we’ll also miss the ones that weren’t so crazy about seeing us! After these many years, we have our tricks, and it was always satisfying to be able to help put some of our more anxious patients at ease.

    We are leaving you in the caring and capable hands of Dr. Susan Sneed and Dr. Jeremy Caseltine. Most of you already know them, and I assure the rest of you that you will find them to be excellent veterinarians.

    We truly appreciate your trust and loyalty, and we’ll miss seeing you all.

    Hospital Policies

    Please review the policies below that help keep our practice running smoothly and make your experience with us as pleasant as possible.

    Appointment Policy

    To allow ample time for all patients and scheduled surgical procedures, we operate primarily by appointment. Emergency cases shall always receive top priority, which is why the occasional appointment delay is inevitable. Please realize that we make a sincere attempt to see each client on time.

    Patient Arrival Policy

    For your protection and that of others, all dogs must be on a leash and properly controlled while in the waiting area or exam rooms.

    All cats must be presented in an appropriate cat carrier or on a leash.

    Reptiles must be restrained in an appropriate container or bag. We know you love your pet and might want to show it off, but please understand and respect that many of our clients may have a fear of these animals.

    For the safety of all animals in our care, we require that all vaccinations be up-to-date. Even though we make every effort to make our patients feel comfortable during visits, they may be a little uneasy about new people, new surroundings, and other pets. This is one of the reasons we ask you to restrain your pet. We recommend that animals be placed on a leash or in pet carriers before entering the waiting room.

    Payment Policy

    We require full payment at the time that services are rendered. For your convenience, we accept Visa, Discover, MasterCard, cash, and personal checks.

    Another option is CareCredit. This credit can be applied online and offers interest-free monthly payments for healthcare. Visit the CareCredit website for more information.