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Even before we were spending months at home, pets provided companionship and a steady supply of snuggles.
Bridgeport Veterinary Hospital takes their foremost responsibility seriously: They are committed and passionate about preserving and prolonging the life of their animal patients.
Bridgeport Veterinary Hospital opened in July 2018 and has earned a stellar reputation for offering state-of-the-art veterinary care, boarding and dog day care.
“It’s been incredible. The community has been very welcoming,” said Dr. Craig L. McLahan. “People were very positive about our arrival and eager to have a veterinary hospital in the community.”
Located in a ninety-year-old bank building on the corner of Fourth Street and DeKalb Pike in Bridgeport, the “main vault” serves as the surgery room and another vault is a cat ward.
Since the start of the pandemic, Bridgeport Veterinary Hospital started offering “Hands Free Drop Off” curbside appointments.
Pets are triaged over the phone. The clients are met at the foyer to bring the pet inside. The team examines the pet then calls the owner to provide a review. The animals are treated then returned to the car.
“This is my dream job,” said McLahan. “There is a commitment to making the animals feel better but also keeping the community safe from infectious and zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted between people and pets.”
“A lot of us enter this field because we love animals. You quickly learn it’s also about people. You must also care about people, too. I love working with animals and people and making both feel better.”
As a result of the pandemic Bridgeport Veterinary Hospital has experienced a slight uptick in business because people are home with their pets.
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