Several of our staff members are involved in community outreach programs. We encourage Scout troops, public schools, preschools, breed clubs and 4-H groups to contact our doctors or staff to see how we can help your children or club. Our goal is to educate pet lovers about a variety of topics. We have taught people of all ages, from three year old preschoolers to middle-aged breed club members, on subjects ranging from safety around animals, preparing for a career in veterinary medicine, and basic pet first aid.
Additionally, our professional staff have attended events to help safeguard animal participants. In September 2011, Dr. Allison Mayo and Andrea Tiede, LVT, attended the Lake Ridge Doggie Paddle to provide on-site first aid to the joyful swimmers. This was their fourth year volunteering their time for this enjoyable outing for dogs and dog lovers. Our doctors and technicians also work with our local animal shelters on request, providing medical advice and services at low to no cost to the homeless pets who end up there.
Our clients are our friends as well as our customers and we value their continued trust and good will. Courtesy and patience with clients and their pets are our priorities. We strive to show an attitude of "We are glad you are here" to each and every client. Clients favor us by selecting us to care for their pets, not vice versa. This is the most important concept for us to remember, and makes it easier to understand the importance of showing genuine concern and interest in a client's problem.
To provide comprehensive, high-quality veterinary care with an emphasis on exceptional client service and patient care, while providing employees with desirable, fulfilling, and rewarding employment.
Our vision at our two Gunston & Dale City Animal Hospital locations is to provide the highest quality veterinary medicine possible at reasonable prices. We place a high priority on educating pet owners on how to provide for the well-being of their pets, and we believe that preventative care is the best way to insure good health. Community involvement is at the core of our mission, as this provides us with the opportunity to impact most effectively on the all important human-animal bond.
Image: Dr. Judi Vinch and licensed veterinary technician Michele Booth were talking to students about veterinary medicine during Career Day at Saunders Middle School. Our hospital dog Buster was the real hit!