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Congratulations Dr. Craig!

Dr. Craig was recently selected as a semi-finalist in Petplan's veterinarian of the year contest!  Only 6 veterinarians nationwide were chosen for this nomination.  Three of the six semi-finalists will become finalists in the Veterinary Excellence Awards and will be flown to Orlando for the VMX Convention (previously the North American Veterinary Conference) where one will be chosen as the winner.  

We all feel that Dr. Craig is well-deserved of this nomination.

Dr. Craig has given 110% to his patients, his clients and his staff each day of the 20 years he has been practicing small animal medicine.  He is the most dedicated veterinarian, and the most compassionate, that I've ever met.  Even on the worst of days with angry pets, grumpy co-workers, and the right before you close emergency, he will stay upbeat and positive to give the best care he can to all of his patients, going out of his way to make owners (and patients) feel comfortable while creating a personal bond.  It's more common than not to see him on the floor engaged with the pet, offering treats and the recipient of well-deserved licks.  Even with all the experience he has, he'll research extensively to make sure he's giving the best advice to owners, offering the best treatment to his patients.  Each pet has truly been treated as if it were his own regardless of whether it's a cat, dog, or one of the many exotic pets he sees. 

It was just last year that our lead receptionist, Jenn, was a finalist in this competition.  It's pretty awesome to think that we now have not one, but 2, of the top personnel on our team.  Granted, we think everyone here is pretty amazing, but every now & then, it's nice to have someone else recognize it!  

Good luck Dr. Craig!  We know you're amazing regardless of any nomination!

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  • "This was our first visit with our two girls as our previous vet retired. We were very impressed with all of the staff. One of our girls can be timid around strangers but everyone did a great job making her feel welcome and at ease. The vet gave us sound advice and did not try to push or upsell products to us which I greatly appreciate."
  • "You might hear this alot from reviews, but the techs and vets here actually really care about you and your furry kid. I have been taking my hedgehog in to get some issues taken care of and while it's been a long process they have cared every step of the way. Very knowledgeable and kind hearted people. Definitely a recommend for specialty exotics pets!"