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We take pride in a fast response time when helping you with your emergency
and repair needs. Our trained service technicians and diagnostic equipment
enable us to perform adjustments or repairs 24 hours a day. We can handle
all your regular or emergency service needs.
205 N. Broadfoot Blvd., Vidalia • 537-7993
Family Owned and Operated since 1961!
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or ‘Protective of owner,’ to jog your memory.
Typically, dogs are easier to deal with than cats.
You can usually control a dog with a leash. Cats
can flip out, and then you have paws, claws, and
teeth flying everywhere.”
And then there’s the animal’s “preferences.”
“We have some dogs that do better with Dr.
McArthur and some with me. I have a client
with a Pitbull they rescued about a year and a
half ago. He came from a very abused situation
with a male owner. He doesn’t do very well with
men. For some reason, he likes me. When he
comes in, everyone knows to come get me if he
seems upset or nervous. I’ll go and grab him, and
we sit in the floor, and I rub his belly. We take a
moment to just calm down, and then we can do
whatever we need with him.”
See, that’s the thing about wanting to
grow up and become a veterinarian. It takes
something more than even the eight long years
of learning can give you. It’s the kind of thing
that separates good schoolteachers from not-sogood
schoolteachers, good doctors from those
whose expertise depends on book knowledge
alone. It takes love. As I watched Merrick
lovingly stroke the cat she was trying to save in
surgery, her love lit up the room.
I don’t mean to sound sentimental, but I
love my dog, Dolly. And when she has to go to
the Vet, I want the person who cares for her to
not only know what they’re doing but to love
her, too. That’s what makes Dr. Merrick Kilgore
a great vet. Not just the degree. She loves the
animals she serves. And if you need any more
proof, her personal “Receptionists” at Altamaha
Animal Clinic, Eva and Cammie, will be more
than happy to talk with you. (It will help if you
speak “dog.”) TCM
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