By Misty DUPLESSIS
Over the last 13 years, Crescenta Valley Veterinary Hospital has built long lasting relationships with the pets that come in and the families that bring them.
As much as the staff at CV Vet Hospital loves the animals and critters they see, they are equally passionate about saying thank you to their clients in a big way.
Saturday, April 21 marked the third Annual Client Appreciation Day and Open House when people were encouraged to walk around the facility and become familiar with the staff while they enjoyed sandwiches and sweets.
Director Nancy Black said that the purpose of the event was to give newcomers the opportunity to take a tour of each room while giving back to their clientele.
“Our clients can always use appreciation,” said Black, adding that the community can expect the tradition around this time each year.
The knowledgeable crew answered questions, explained common medical issues and made useful recommendations.
Although having a pet is not a requirement for the staff at CV Vet Hospital, the animal lovers all have pets of their own and are confident that their little ones are in good hands when cared for at the facility.
Under the guidance of Dr. Keri Franco’s exotic animal expertise, over the last year the hospital has welcomed rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas and bearded dragons.
“[We] welcomed her knowledge. She is one of the most qualified [people] to treat basically anything from reptiles to pocket pets,” said Dr. Thomas Black of Franco as she approaches her one year anniversary at the hospital.
Visitors had the chance of taking home educational material for themselves and fun gifts for their pets. Guests could also win a free nail trim for their pets if they guessed how many steel nails were in a jar.
As employees and patrons mingled, stories were shared reflecting the gratitude both felt at the care given and received at the hospital.