Hope Veterinary Clinic, PA focuses on small animal medicine and surgery. We are committed to helping our clients select the best medical decisions for their pets. We believe education and communication are very important in companion animal care. Our staff is a cohesive group of individuals who work very hard to ensure that your pet is safe and comfortable while in our hospital. We are focused on the cleanliness of all areas of our clinic. Dr. Faulkner has over 35 years of medical experience and a passion that is essential when facing the challenges of small animal medicine and surgery. Let us know how we can help you. A companion animal can make a great difference in your life and we are here to help whenever you need us.
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Included in this statement is the position of Hope Veterinary Clinic and Sarah and David Faulkner of Amarillo, Texas on the G7 tragedy and the proposed Ordinance. I will assume here that all reading this will know to which Ordinance I am referring.
I am Sarah Faulkner and I am writing on behalf of the business, David and myself.
We have long been supporters of the Amarillo Humane Society and the many shelters and rescue organizations in the area which ultimately pull animals from the City Pound and find them suitable homes. I have been impressed with the work done through many people and at times, have seen unity and reciprocity between the Pound and the rescues. The G7 debacle and the proposed Ordinance have put all at an impasse but we have to use this current climate to answer some tough questions and make some changes.
We are appalled at the contemptible decision of Dick Havens to euthanize a mother, an animal now known as a letter and a number, at the most vital and yet most vulnerable time in a female’s life. An act like this would never, ever occur inside the walls of a veterinary clinic.
We do not support the proposed Ordinance. It smacks of a discrimination lawsuit and is entirely unenforceable.
This clinic will not be part of any plan Dick Havens may propose that would include veterinary clinics to report unlicensed litters nor will we ask to see paperwork pertaining to licensed litters if our City does lose its mind and adopt the proposal.
The answer is education and the building of a Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic. Multiple times a day clients ask me what it costs to spay/neuter. As many as 15 times a day, I answer this question. We have kept those fees low as we can to help as many as we can schedule and sterilize. We honor as many certificates as we can. I do not believe that a LCSNC will harm veterinary clinics. There are enough people who simply want their veterinarian to perform the surgery and will go to that clinic. We are scheduled two months out! The people who want to spay and neuter but are on a tight budget will use the LCSNC and bounce back to the vet clinic for other types of care.
I personally have been at the receiving end of collusion and retaliation from Dick Havens. I must stay on point here but I want our City to know that if anyone wants to hear my story of what he is capable of doing when he is crossed, please call me. I hope you are the news. I’m standing right here.
A young Pitbull puppy came in with a high fever, weak but responsive and no appetite. His vaccines were not complete therefore we ran a parvo test: negative. The puppy was vomiting and dehydrated, soo the client elected to hospitalize her. (Treatment was planned, the fecal was run: negative, leptospirosis: negative.) The pet remained oddly quiet and while he did not want to stand, he was able to. He had to be awakened, didn’t have control of his bladder, eyes would not focus, and different meds were chosen. We focused more on a possible concussion. He also remained febrile, but the dehydration was corrected. Tube feedings twice a day maintained his nutrition and as he improved and his appetite improved. This state continued for 48 hours.
On the morning of the third day, the pup’s front legs were swollen. Ah! Juvenile polyarthritis was suspected and cautious treatment with meds often contraindicated in gastric cases were initiated doxycycline, prednisone and gastrointestinal meds were put on board. Within hours the pup’s fever was gone and he would drink on his own. By 72 hours, he could stand, mentation was better (wagging tail, focusing eyes) and he began to eat. The swelling of the legs dissipated after the fifth day, beyond treatment for this uncommon, although not rare condition! Beware the febrile puppy! Polyarthritis “Juvenile Arthritis”.