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2016 Veterinary Office of the Year Finalists
Dr. Wendell & Darwina Stewart
Dr. Wendell Stewart, Darwina Stewart, his wife, and the staff at the Animal Care Clinic in Bolivar, are an amazing team!We thank God that we have them in our rescue corner.Each and every one of them loves and cares about the animals just as if they were their own.We, as well as many other rescues, have taken many cases to the Animal Care Clinic, which other vets wrote off as not being able to help. Their office has treated such cases as gunshot wounds, possible distemper, parvo, FHO surgeries, amputations – just to name a few – that without hearing Dr. Stewart tell us where there is a will there is a way, most would of believed were hopeless.Not only do they provide our rescue with above and beyond service, they participate in the Animalkind Spay/Neuter Program providing reduced spay/neuters to families that could otherwise not afford the services. They not only make referrals to the animal kind program but many times they have done the surgeries with ZERO co-pay to the family.Due to their dedication to helping not only animals but the owners, as a team, we have prevented thousands of litters, who would have been born to families without the resource to care for them properly.They are not only a friend to animals and rescues but we are glad to call them our friends. They are truly amazing and generous people!They deserve recognition for all they do.
Every dog should have a second family; a family that looks out for our physical and emotional well-being. Let me tell you about mine. The Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic is MY second family. You see, when I arrive for a visit to my family, all the staff lovingly call out my name, arms outreached, ready to give me a hug and escort me to my private room where staff eagerly come to find out my needs. They provide me with respect and privacy, and show true compassion for me and my human family. Whether it’s for a wellness check, or to help me with my illnesses, they try to make me and my family feel at ease. They even provide healthy treats for me and a treat for my human family while we’re waiting! Thirsty? They’ll bring me water. Dr. Wantuck , Dr. Robinson, and all their full and part-time staff realize that taking care of me and my other animal friends is not just a job, it’s about caring relationships. They know to be lovingly honest about my health status, to offer outside referrals if needed, and help my human family understand my needs. That’s what family is all about. Loving. Caring. Furever friends.Thank you for letting me tell me about MY second family at Healing Paws Veterinary Clinic at 330-D W. Plainview Road in Springfield, Missouri.
I nominate SAAF Spay Neuter Clinic for Veterinary Office of the Year because they have prevented about 175,000 unwanted puppy and kitten births since they opened! In 2007, SAAF (Springfield Animal Advocacy Foundation) began as a joint venture between local animal welfare agencies and Springfield-Greene County Animal Control, with a dream of creating a no-kill animal community by 2018. When the clinic opened in 2010, if was Missouri’s first Human Alliance Spay Neuter clinic, dedicated to providing the highest quality services at the lowest cost. Since then they have expanded from performing 1200 surgeries per year to an average of 5000 surgeries per year since 2012. On their 6th anniversary in August 2016 they surpassed the 30,000 mark of total surgeries, equating to 175,000 unwanted puppies and kittens! SAAF focuses special attention on increasing spay-neuter rates in low-income neighborhoods in Springfield. SAAF offers discounted rates to rescues including C.A.R.E, W.O.W., Tri-Lakes, Eden Animal Haven, and several other groups, in order to maximize their rescue and adoption rates. SAAF also hosts $10 rabies clinics each spring and fall, and now has $20 lifetime microchipping by appointment. In summary, every community needs a low-cost spay/neuter option to reduce pet overpopulation. The Springfield area is very fortunate to have SAAF as their high-quality, low-cost veterinary clinic option!
Dr. & Mrs. Wendell Stewart
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