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- US 50, Versailles / DillsboroOn the corner of US 50 and 129
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- Tuesday - Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
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Happy was left behind by his previous family and ended up at the Ripley County Humane Society. That’s where Lisa and John Geisler found him. He was already named “Happy” by the staff there and that seemed appropriate to the Geislers. Even though he is quite a bit older, he is still filled with the happy energy of a 1 year old dog.
Happy is well cared for and is using parasite control. He had been diagnosed with Lyme disease in the past, but he has been treated for that. He also uses Previcox to help with his arthritis.
Vincent is a long-haired cat who allows his servants, Andrea and Ron Nappier, to live with him. In return, they take great care of him. Vincent is protected from parasites by Advantage Multi and he is fed Hill’s Prescription r/d food to help keep his weight under control – which isn’t easy since he will eat anything he can.
For fun, Vincent plays with his toy mouse collection and basks in the adoration of Andrea and Ron as they brush his hair and shower him with compliments.
One day, Andrea and Ron were having trouble operating the Lazy Susan in their newly-remodeled kitchen. At first they couldn’t figure out why it wouldn’t turn as it should. Then they discovered Vincent sitting on the bottom!
Katie and Robbie Cole take great care of this ball of pure energy. When she developed itchy skin, they brought her to see Dr. Robinson. She now takes a medication that has her feeling great. They feed her Science Diet Healthy Advantage Oral Plus dog food and use Heartgard and Nexgard to protect her from parasites. Oravet dental chews help her dental health as well.
Biscuit is named after a character from a beloved children’s book collection. She has her own room, complete with a water fountain and doggie décor! She has a bed too, of course, and Buscuit always sleeps on her back!
Meet Pixie! She is a very active pug mix who belongs to Tim and Melanie Demaree. They chose her name because she looks like a little pixie from Peter Pan.
Hi, my name is Bogie (Bo) Tebbing. Sometimes my mom (Cheryl) calls me Bogie Doodle because I have a plumed tail like Yankee Doodle. I am a border collie mix. My mom found me at a humane shelter in Bardstown, Kentucky. She came and changed my life on March 15, 2014. My name at the shelter was Perkins, but she said that I looked like I had a tuxedo and was as handsome as Humphrey Bogart. We were best friends immediately. I didn’t even cry the first night I got home. Cheryl said she wanted a companion to go for walks in the woods. That was one thing she missed doing when she lived in Texas. What she didn’t know was that I love walking in the woods even more than she does. When she says, “Let’s go for a walk,” I jump and snort and wiggle with excitement. When I’m in the woods, I love to chase game and follow trails. I love to jump on logs and wade in the creek. I really love to go swimming in the creek. You don’t have to ask me twice to do that! I love walking in the woods so much that we wade through bean fields and corn fields to get to the woods. Right now the beans are so high that all you can see is the tip of my tail and it looks like she is walking a skunk. My grandma and grandpa (Doris and Karl) spoil me when they come from Florida. I’m very friendly. I love when other dogs come to visit. I also befriended a cat (Kitty). She’s black and white like me. My owner says that I think I am a cat. I have been caught snuggling and bird hunting with Kitty. I like to chase male cats away though. I like to play with squeaky toys, balls, and Frisbees. I absolutely do not like to wear clothing like Christmas sweaters and thunder and lightning really scares me. I have been a patient of Dr. Harley since I was adopted. His advice for me is to go on a diet. If Mom would take me for a walk 5 times a day, I’d lose that weight.
I am a nine year old Miniature Pincher. My dad adopted me as a teeny tiny puppy. My ears where way too big for me back then. I grew into them a little, but I could probably still fly away. Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital is my second favorite place to go, after the beach in North Carolina. In January 2015, I started to feel really sick. Dr. Robinson said I had a Pyometra (a secondary infection in the uterus caused by changes in hormones within the reproductive system ). I had to have an emergency ovariohysterectomy to make sure all of the infection was gone. I’m lucky to have survived. A year later an undetected ulcer ruptured on my eye. I had to have another surgery to repair it or my eye would have to be removed. To keep me from opening my eye during the healing process, the Dr. sewed a button to my eyelids. Kind of like a doggie eyepatch. I looked like a stuffed toy! My dad even started calling me Ole Button Eye. My eye is now healed and I can see mostly everything. One of my favorite things to do is watch out the window and holler at people to wear their seatbelts
Bark! Bark! Bark!
Hi guys! I’m Armani. I’m a 4 year old Yorkshire terrier. I love my family more than anything, ever. My mommy, Shayna moved to Hawaii for work. I stayed with my grandparents for a while. Shayna thought about bringing me with her, but I loved my time with Tim and Ginny Shannon so much I decided to stay. They let me sleep wherever I want! I always have small visitors to play with. Olivia likes to dress me up in Build-A-Bear clothes but I don’t mind. Especially when I get to relax and watch the Cincinnati Reds play with Ethan afterwards. Sometimes I have canine cousins that come to see me too. Those are some wild and crazy times….I’m a pretty hardy guy. I don’t have any chronic ailments and I eat a special diet called Hills Ideal Balance to keep me lean and healthy. I also get Heartgard and Nexgard each month to repel those pesky parasites. I’m so glad to be in a home where I’m treated as one of the grandkids rather than a dog.
Hello, everyone! My name is Bella O’Neil. I am a six year old Dachshund that belongs to Samantha O’Neil. When I was younger, she found me wandering around country roads. I had skin abrasions, a punctured lung, a broken rib, and I was very, very hungry. Sam took me to Dr. Robinson and the gang to fix me up! Not long after I recovered from those injuries, I was having too much fun at my grandmother’s farm and got a herniated disc in my back. This required a surgical procedure and a long recovery time. I needed a lot of care after that. My aunt rehabilitated me (she works for the vet). Now I am happy, healed, and healthy. I love my squeak toys and chewing on wood from the wood pile, but my favorite thing to do is to be right by Sam’s side. I still get to go to my grandmother’s farm to run around and play with my dog friend, Snoopy. He’s a bull terrier so I have little to fear. I eat Hill’s Metabolic Diet so I don’t get overweight but I’ll eat anything that doesn’t try to eat me first!
Her registered name is Miss Minnie Mouse, but she is so tiny that her “Grandma” chose the name May for her.
At 9 years old, this adorable little sheltie has some arthritis, but owners Jenny and Rick Stevens help her stay comfortable with a daily prescription. They also give her Sentinel each month for parasite control.
She may seem quiet but she actually bullies two larger dogs who share her home. She can also be sneaky. One day when her humans went out to the horse barn, she tagged along without them knowing. They didn’t know until she told them with a bark.
May enjoys sitting on laps and sleeping in bed with her owners. She eats Hill’s Science Diet small bites dog food. Special treats are popcorn and croutons. Her favorite toys are pig’s ears.
Hello everyone! My name is Max! I’m a 4 year old terrier that’s full of energy. My parents’ names are Dick and Margie Dulaney and I love them so very much! They saved my life. Before I had them, I was a stray. I had fleas, ticks, and cuts all over. I had to scrounge for food. One night I fell asleep on a human’s back porch. That human was Margie! She took me in and made me a vet appointment to make sure I was healthy. Now I don’t have to search for food and shelter every night. Mom and dad let me sleep with them. I eat Science Diet, Greenie treats, and little bone treats. Once a month I get special treats called Heartgard and Nexgard to keep fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal parasites away! Sometimes my left ear gets really itchy and starts to hurt a little. Dr. Robinson says it’s because of allergies and has proscribed me a special medication for it but other than that, I’m one healthy pup!
Hello everyone! My name is Sugar Baby. I am a seven year old Yorkshire terrier. My mom, Edna Pieper, named me Sugar because I’m so sweet! When I am tired, I go to each of my mother’s human children and nicely bark at them to leave so that we can get some rest. I also love to go to Ripley Crossing to say hello to everyone.
My mom takes great care of me. She takes me to Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital for all my veterinary needs and grooming. She keeps me up to date on my vaccines and feeds me Science Diet so that I stay healthy. She also feeds me Greenies and Pup-Peroni treats when I beg for them. I also love my little toys that make noises!
Hello! I’m Princess Kate. I’m named in honor of my mother’s cousin. I am a 3 year old kitty who loves attention! My owners, Debbie and Ron Raper, spoil me by giving me new toys, treats, and lots of playtime. Of course, my favorite toys to keep me company are a gray bear and red mouse. My owners take awesome care of me. They treat me like a true princess. They give me a monthly topical called Revolution that keeps fleas and ticks away. That way, I’m not itchy or scratch at my beautiful fur. I get steak treats for being good and delicious gravy to feast on. Don’t get the wrong idea; I don’t just sit on my throne all day. I also like to hunt! I chase mice into traps and tell my parents where I left them. I also watch the squirrels play outside.
I am a blonde, curly, and adorable golden doodle who earned my name because of my rusty colored ears. I may be only 8 months old but my parents, Wayne and Pat Asche, are proud to say that I mind better than a child.
I’m a very happy pup! I love to sit on my parents’ laps or play with my favorite toys; a beaver and a ball. I am an only child, but there’s another dog that looks just like me in the bathroom mirror. I don’t want him to take my toys so I try to bite him, but....anyway! My parents take me on lots of trips! I want to drive the car but mommy and daddy won’t let me. Maybe they’re afraid I’ll get us lost.
My parents want to keep me healthy so they feed me Hills Healthy Advantage. See, it even has healthy in the name! They also give me grain-free treats and ice cream when I’ve been really good. Once a month I get extra special treats called Heartgard and Nexgard. These keep me from getting heartworms and those pesky fleas and ticks.
I am an adorable Boston Terrier who will be twelve this coming September! I even won 1st place at the Lawrenceburg Christmas Pet Parade Contest. My name Gimli came from the movie Lord of the Rings. My awesome owners, Dave and Pam Kitchell, are really something to bark about! They even let me sleep on their pillows in their bed! They feed me Beneful Original dog food. However, they always give me some of my favorite treats, which are of course Greenies and cheese! I love Greenies because they help keep my teeth white and clean! They also give me Nexguard to prevent fleas and ticks and Synovi G4, which helps my hips.
I love to play with bones, but I especially love my family! One of my best friends is Kelsey, daughter of Dave and Pam. Kelsey has Downs syndrome and numerous other medical issues, but I love to be by her side and support her. I would not trade my family for the world!
I am a happy dog who loves his family, especially because my owners care for me so well and take me to Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital!
Rocket is a 4-year-old terrier owned by Alan Hoffman. Alan rescued Rocket from the Ripley County Humane Society. He was there with his eight littermates. When the cage door was opened, he shot out like a rocket.
Alan takes Rocket with him everywhere he goes and they especially enjoy riding around Milan in their golf cart. His favorite toy is a rat his grandmaÂ gave him before she passed away last year.
Chasing cats and his girlfriend have been hard on his knees, but Alan loves Rocket so much that they have both been repaired.
This 8-year-old Husky is owned by Hannah Schleicher and Adam Cleeter. Hannah and Adam are football fans and this is how they chose her name.
For fun, they like to go on long walks and play in the snow. Her favorite toys are a lamb, a rabbit and a hedgehog.
Hannah and Adam protect her from parasites with Heartgard and Frontline. Peyton eats HillÂs Prescription Diet Metabolic Advanced Weight Solutions.
Peyton is a princess and she was an only dog until her dad found a stray. She was jealous at first but now they are best pals!
Hi! My name is Chloe Eaton. I am a very lovable 10-year-old Boston BeagleÂ. That means that I am half Boston Terrier and half Beagle! I am very unique! I am owned and loved by Ryan and Christy Eaton of Versailles. They chose the name Chloe for me because I reminded them of a character with the same name from the show 24Â.
I have a very fun life! My pet parents take me for car rides, and sometimes I even get to ride in a canoe! When I aÂm at home, I have a box full of toys that I can play with! I have a rubber donut, a plush rat, a bunny, and a squirrel, and I know all of their names! I also spend my time chasing real squirrels and chipmunks. We have feeders for them and I could sit and watch them for hours! At night when it iÂs time to calm down, I get to sleep with my owners, which is a great end to the day!
Ryan and Christy take great care of me! I eat HillÂs Metabolic Diet right beside my good buddy Chester the cat every morning and evening. (Sometimes Chester is noÂt very nice to me because I aÂm so kind, and my owners have to scold him. I am okay with that.) I love the peanut butter treats my owners make for me, too! I get NexGard and Heartgard once a month to prevent fleas, ticks, and heartworms. I also had both of my knees replaced several years ago, but you would never know that when you aÂre watching me chase stuff! I aÂm so grateful to receive such amazing care!
I am such a happy dog. It is a wonderful thing to be a patient at Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital!
Hi! My name is Smokey, and I am the cutest Shih Tzu/ Poodle mix you ever did see! I will be two years old in May. My awesome owners are Bev and Ron Richter. They gave me my name because when I was a puppy, I had lots of smokey-colored hair! They are the greatest pet parents any dog could ask for!
My owners spoil me! I get to sleep in bed with them and I also get free roam of the house during the day! They haÂve also provided me with a few of my favorite toys, including my bouncy squeaky ball, my whiffle ball, and my tug of war rope! Plus sock! I love socks.
I am also very well cared for. I eat Science Diet Sensitive Stomach and Skin, and I occasionally get Milkbone treats. I am on NexGard for flea and tick prevention and Heartgard for heartworm protection. I get it each month to make sure I am always protected!
Something interesting happened to me awhile back! I got to be on TV! My parents won a party from Local 12 and I got to be on GrillinÂ with Tim! That was a fun experience!
My parents say that I am loyal and loving, which is true! I am very smart but I always tell on myself when I haÂve done something wrong. It does not happen a lot though! I love visits and going for walks, but I am terrified of the vacuum cleaner and plastic bags. We all have our weaknesses, right?
I aÂm such a happy dog, and I haÂve very grateful that my parents take good care of me and take me to Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital!
Hi everyone! My name is Gio, like the Bengals football player! I am a high-energy Yorkshire terrier who is spoiled to the bone. My owners, Tyler and Danika Brindley, spoil me by giving me Science Diet treats , turning the heater on for me when I stay in the bathroom, and watching football with me while I wear my Bengals jersey! I may be tiny, but I am mighty. I love to play with my bacon ball, tug rope, and socks. About a year ago, I was having so much fun playing with a frog that I ate him…. I had to spend the night in LVVH’s Puppy Intensive Care Unit. I go to Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital for all my veterinary needs. I get flea, tick, and heartworm prevention recommended by Dr. Robinson. I have environmental allergies, so Dr. Robinson prescribed me medication to take my itch away.
He was only about 6 weeks old, 3 pounds and a cute little dudeÂ when some friends of Karen Hillig found him abandoned in the woods; cold and crying. More than four years later, Karen is still MomÂ and taking great care of this Chihuahua mix.
HillÂs Science Diet Healthy Advantage is his usual diet. He will take one piece at a time out of his dish and eat it on the kitchen rug. Sometimes he tries to bury it or acts like he is digging it up.
Little Dude sleeps in a large crate that has a small puppy tent inside that he campsÂ in to sleep. It also has a small litterbox in case he needs to go potty during the night.
On Derby Day, he has to wear silly hats at parties. He has dressed up as both a jockey and a cowboy.
Karen and Little Dude go outside together to visit some of the other animals that Karen cares for. He gets to rub noses with a rabbit and walk around with the cats.
Little Dude gets an application of Advantage Multi each month to protect him from parasites. He eats a variety of treats and his favorite toy is whichever is Âthe new one because all the old ones are chewed up!
Hi! My name is Shelley, and I am a much-loved, six-year-old Labrador Retriever mix. My wonderful pet parents are Linda and Edward Walker. They chose my name because it iÂs not a common one, and I am not a common dog!
I am living the good life! My parents walk me every single morning, even when it iÂs cold outside! They provide me with toys, and my favorite ones are my plush soccer ball and my teddy bear! I never go outside without one of them.
I sure do have a lot of fun! But one time I was a naughty dog. My sister and I slipped out the open gate late at night. What an adventure we had! It was a great time, but Mom had to go all over the neighborhood looking for us, and boy was she mad! But she did noÂt stay mad for long.
My parents also make sure I am a healthy girl! I get Heartgard for heartworm prevention and Advantix for flea and tick prevention. And last year, I was having some skin and ear problems so my parents took me to see Dr. Robinson. He said I had an allergy problem and prescribed Apoquel for me, and now I take it regularly! It helps take the itch out of my skin and I feel so much better now. While we were at the clinic, the doctor also said I needed to lose a few pounds, so he recommended Metabolic Diet for me. As it turns out, I like that food a lot. It comes with treats too! But I aÂm only allowed to have two of those each day.
Thanks to my mom and dad, I have everything I need! I am a very happy dog and am glad to be a patient at Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital!
Claire is an adorable, fuzzy Chihuahua mix who is owned and loved by Joe and Tricia Garrett of Milan. She just celebrated her first birthday a few weeks ago! Happy Birthday, Claire!
Joe and Tricia consider Claire a member of the family, along with their other dog, a Husky named Kaia. Claire enjoys playing with Kaia and loves her very much!
Claire is living the good life! Her loving owners spoil her by providing her with lots of plush toys and squeaky balls to chase in the yard! She also loves getting peanut butter for her Kong and mini dog biscuits. She has fun going on car rides, too! Especially when she gets to go to PetSmart to pick out a new toy!
Joe and Tricia take great care of Claire. They feed her Science Diet and make sure she gets Heartgard for heartworm prevention. She gets groomed, but she does noÂt really enjoy it! Outside of the grooming, she is one happy girl!
Joe and Tricia say that Claire is sweet and loving. She likes to snuggle and loves giving kisses! She loves everyone and enjoys visiting relatives. She is always up for a game of fetch or tug of war. She iÂs very smart and knows many commands.
We love seeing Claire here at Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital and look forward to continuing to care for her!
Chloe is an eight-year-old long-haired cat who is owned by Dawn and Brad Broughton. She is a very happy and healthy kitty!
Chloe was named by her previous owner, and Dawn liked her name so they decided to keep it! Chloe gets spoiled by Brad and Dawn! Since Chloe does not like to drink out of the water bowl, they occasionally turn on the faucet so she can get a drink that way! She also eats Elegant Medley dry food and treats. She iÂs a picky kitty! She has plenty of toys to choose from, but she usually decides to just lie in the window and play with her kitty brother, Roscoe.
One funny story that the Broughtons recall is when Cloe snuck into the garage. She had always wanted to get in there, and one day she managed to make it in without Brad and Dawn seeing her! When they found her three hours later, she never wanted to leave the house again!
Brad and Dawn take great care of Chloe. She gets to lie in bed and snuggle at bedtime! She also gets Program injections to prevent fleas and she is provided with all the love that she could ever want or need.
We love seeing Chloe here at Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital and look forward to continuing to care for her!
Congratulations to Blue Niccum, Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital’s Pet of the Month for September 2014!
Blue is a 9 year old mixed breed dog with a big heart and a sweet disposition. His loving owners are Garol and Linda Niccum. They gave Blue his name because he has one blue eye! They spoil Blue by giving him lots of love and attention, and also by supplying him with his favorite type of toy: any kind of ball! He loves to chase the ball and play fetch!
The Niccums take great care of Blue. They give him Milk Bone brushing chews, Hill’s Metabolic Diet, and Sentinel each month to prevent fleas and heartworms.
One funny story the Niccums like to tell about Blue is the time that his sister, Baby, tried to pawn him off to the neighbors! Blue followed her to three different houses, despite the Niccums trying to get them to come back home!
Garol and Linda report that Blue is a very sweet dog and loves everyone, but he especially loves kids. He enjoys running and playing with them. Blue is a rescue dog, and he seems to appreciate the good life he’s found with the Niccums. Everyone seems to love Blue just as much as he loves them!
We look forward to continuing to provide care for this sweet boy!
Hi! My name is Danzig. My owners, Fred and Pat Lingle, named me after the son of Jim Morrison of The Doors! I’m a rock star kitty!
Life with Fred and Pat is pretty awesome. They give me all sorts of privileges, like letting me sleep on the electric couch throw! But that’s not the best part! They give me chicken flavored treats and I have some pretty cool toys. My feathered rope and cat nip mouse are my favorites. They also feed me Science Diet cat food, which they tell me is good for my urinary tract!
I usually stay indoors, because one day I snuck out and learned my lesson the hard way! It was a snowy day in March, and I saw my chance to run outside and have a weekend fling! It was great until I couldn’t find my way home! I was AWOL for three days and nights. When I finally got home, I was so happy to see Fred and Pat! Since then, my travels have been more of the ‘rocking chair’ variety!
I still have a pretty good time at home. I love to check the mail! I sniff all the cards and letters to make sure they are inspected properly. Perhaps the FBI and ATF would be interested to learn of this talent? I also really enjoy Irish music. My favorites are ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘There’s Whisky in the Jar’.
Fred and Pat are very good to me. I have allergies, so they give me prednisone to help with my symptoms. They also use Revolution on me to help keep the parasites away! I appreciate that, because being congested and itchy is not cool!
Thanks for all that you do, Fred and Pat! I am living the good life.
Hi! My name is Indi, and I have quite a story to tell. When I was a kitten, I lost my mommy and was all alone. That is, until I fell out of the barn loft and into the mouth of a retriever named Maddie (thankfully, she spit me out!). At that point, I was adopted by Kirsten Carlson and Tom Stewart. It was on July 4th, 2004. That's how I got my name! I'm an Independence Day kitty!
I was so little when they rescued me that I still needed someone to suckle. Thankfully, there was this nice German Shepherd mix named Beacon who let me cuddle his tummy and suckle on his hair. So I was raised by a dog, who I happen to like very much.
Since I was raised by a dog, I act like a dog! I take walks with my humans and I always come when called. I also love to chase dogs and hunt frogs! My favorite hobbies include bird watching and gardening. I love to help by digging holes and fertilizing things!
My humans love me so much. My mom lets me lay with her on the couch, and she even shares her favorite fleece blanket. Sometimes, I sit on the couch and call for her until she sits down. She gives me Science Diet W/D to eat, and she puts Revolution on me to prevent parasites. I've got a pretty great life!
I'm proud to be a patient at Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital!
Emmy is a 9-year-old mixed breed dog who is owned and loved by Kathy and Rick Reinzan. Kathy and Rick rescued Emmy from the pound and now she’s living the good life! They spoil her by rubbing her tummy and feeding her milk bones! Her favorite toys are sticks and branches she finds in the yard.
Emmy is a healthy girl! Her owners feed her Science Diet dry food and they use Advantage to keep the fleas away!
The Reinzans say that Emmy is very calm, loving, and patient with their grandchildren. She’s also a great watch dog! Congratulations, Emmy!
Sitka is a three-year-old Siberian Husky who is owned by Alyce McCormick and Ramond Amick. The story of Sitka’s adoption is very heartwarming! He was given up by his original owner and was on his way to the shelter when Alyce heard about him. She decided to adopt him without even meeting him first! She says she has no regrets about her decision.
Sitka is living the good life! He gets to go everywhere with Alyce, within reason of course! On their property, Sitka gets to go everywhere “his” Kawasaki Mule goes. He gets peanut butter biscuits and jerky treats. His favorite toys are his Frisbee, a braided rope with a ball attached, and shoes if they get left lying around!
Alyce says that a funny thing happened to Sitka when they were having their septic tank pumped. Sitka got too close to the hose while it was being disconnected and he got splashed! The more Alyce shrieked, the more Sitka ran and shook! Alyce says they tossed a coin to see who would have to take Sitka to an unsuspecting groomer.
Alyce takes great care of Sitka! She gives him Heartgard Plus for heartworm prevention, Advantix for flea and tick prevention, and Sitka eats Healthy Advantage from Science Diet!
Alyce says Sitka is a great pet because he has an awesome personality. He’s a free spirit and he was born to run!
Samson is a 13 year old mixed breed dog who was born September 1st, 2001. He is owned and loved by Ron Pollard Sr. Ron spoils Samson by taking him to work every day! Samson also gets milk bones. What a treat!
Samson eats Purina dog chow and receives Heartgard monthly for heartworm prevention. Ron takes great care of Samson! Ron says that Samson is a very smart dog, and that he’s definitely a creature of habit!
Samson is always so sweet and friendly when he comes to visit us at LVVH. We look forward to continuing to provide care for this gentle, loving dog!
Dusty is a 2 year old toy poodle who is owned and loved by Mr. and Mrs. Jerome Stow of Milan. He got his name because he is a dusty color! Dusty leads a fun and active life with the Stow family!
Dusty has an important job! He helps Jerome clean up State Road 129 as part of the Adopt-a-Highway Litter Removal Service of America program. Dusty and Jerome walk the 2.5 mile stretch of highway between U.S. 50 and County Road 200 North, and they clean up the highway! They fill up many bags full of litter that then get picked up by the Aurora Subdistrict. When Dusty gets tired, Jerome carries him in a homemade bag so he can still “supervise”! Dusty and Jerome recently got their picture in INDOT, too! They take their work very seriously!
Outside of his work duties, Dusty loves squeaky toys and riding in the car. His owners spoil him by letting him sleep with them in bed with them and occasionally giving him treats. Dusty takes Trifexis for monthly flea and heartworm prevention and is generally very healthy.
Mr. and Mrs. Stow say that Dusty has brought a lot of joy to their lives and they would be so lonely without him! Congratulations to Dusty for leading such a great life!
Hi! My name is Gus! I am a 17-year-old domestic long-haired cat. My loving owner is Mary Lou Powers. 17 years ago, Mary Lou contacted the vet hospital because she and her mother were looking for a kitten to adopt. They received a call shortly after that from a lady in Friendship. After they talked, I was delivered to Mary Lou and her mother!
Mary Lou tells me that her mother gave me my name. She liked to name cats “Gus” regardless of whether they were male or female, and especially if they were grey or dark with stripes! It worked out, because my name really fits me!
Right away, I knew I had found the right place. I quickly became great companions with Mary Lou’s mother. She had Parkinson’s disease and used a walker to get around. I would follow beside her and keep my eye on her, but I made sure to never get in the way! I loved her very much. Since she passed away, I’ve been keeping Mary Lou company. She tells me I’m doing a pretty great job!
Mary Lou takes great care of me. She takes me to the vet for regular checkups and always gives me the things I need. She uses Revolution to keep those icky parasites off of me. She also feeds me Science Diet K/D to help with my kidneys, and T/D to help keep my teeth clean! I also take Benazepril for my heart.
Our neighbor did something really nice for me. Since I live inside, I didn’t get to go outside very often in the past. But the neighbor built me a cage so I can go sit on the porch and watch the traffic and birds go by! I love it!
Thanks to the continuing loving care from Mary Lou, I live a great life!
Hi! My name is Miss Cookie Kissell, and I am a beautiful 12-year-old tortoiseshell cat. My wonderful, loving humans are Alma and Krystal Kissell.
Alma and Krystal gave me a unique name! When they got me, they debated two different names. Alma liked “Missy” because she thought it was the perfect name for a cat. Krystal was considering “Cookie” because, due to my tortoiseshell colors, I looked like I had walked in cookie dough! They compromised, and my name became Miss Cookie. However, I am most commonly known as “Missy”.
Alma and Krystal spoil me with as much petting, attention, and playtime as I desire! I have special food and water preferences, a special bed, and when it’s cold outside, I get to spend extra time indoors! My humans go to great lengths to make me happy.
Alma and Krystal take great care of me! They give me Prescription Diet TD treats because my regular treats started giving me problems. I also eat Prescription Diet WD food to keep me healthy. My owners give me stuffed mice and paper wads to play with too! WOOHOO! They also put feline Revolution on me to prevent those itchy, annoying fleas. I’m so glad they always do what is best for me!
One funny story that my owners like to tell is about the time I brought a special gift to them. I’ve always liked to kill mice and bring my quarry to Alma and Krystal. One day, I caught a snake! Before it was dead, I took it inside to show my family. I thought they would like it, but it made my older human scream really loud for some reason!
Occasionally, my humans take me to the V-E-T. These trips can be a little stressful, but Alma and Krystal take me anyway because they know what’s best for me! I always thank my doctor and his helpers with a hearty “Eow-Wow!” Thanks to Alma and Krystal, I am a happy and healthy kitty.
Hi! My name is Sammy, but most people call me Sam. I am a yellow lab and I was born April 16, 2008. When I first came to live with my owners, Steve and Sandi Dixon in June 2008, they already had another dog. Her name is Pup. She was 9 years old and used to being an only pet. It took her awhile to get used to me, but eventually she came around and now we are the best of friends. She taught me how to get around in my new neighborhood. We spend every morning together, hunting for field mice and squirrels!
My favorite pastime is chasing balls and sticks that are thrown to me. I also love large stuffed animals! I am always carrying one around in my mouth! Every time I go to the door to greet my owners I’ll have one in my mouth for them. I also use my stuffed animals to comfort me when I am sad or scared of thunderstorms. Sometimes I just use them as a pillow! I probably have 8 or 10 of them but I still get excited when I get a new one!
My owners take very good care of me. I love it when they scratch my belly! They feed me Purina One Small Bites and always give me milkbones! They treat me with K9 Advantix II for flea and tick control and Heartgard Plus for heartworm and intestinal worm prevention.
This spring, something terrible happened to me! I got lost from my family and was gone for 3 days! I was so scared and I missed my family very much. I know they were scared and missed me too. They looked for me every day and then one day I got lucky and my owner found me! When I got home I got so many hugs, kisses, and belly rubs! The very next day, my owners took me to the vet office to get microchipped! The ladies in the office were so nice to me. I’m glad they were able to help me in case I ever get lost again!
I have a great life and a great family!
Hi! My name is Snoopy! I am a 13 year old mixed breed dog. My owners are Larry and Goldie Anderson, and when I say owners, I really mean parents. When I was just a few weeks old, a friend of my owners found me wandering on State Road 48 in Manchester, IN. She asked my owners if they would keep me until she found a permanent home for me, but I think she knew that they would never give me up. 13 years later, I’m still here! They chose my name because they said I looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts cartoons.
My loving owners put my doghouse on their covered porch instead of out in the weather, and they keep pillows and blankets in it all the time so I have a soft, warm place to sleep. That’s just one of the ways that they show me they love me! They also give me treats when I bark at the door. They can’t resist my bark!
My food of choice is Science Diet K9 Mature Adult. My toys of choice are muskrats and moles, and I prefer them live! My owners choose K9 Advantix II for my flea and tick control, and Heartgard for heartworm and intestinal worm prevention. For my age, I’m in great physical health, except maybe my teeth could be a little better.
My owners love me! They said, “Snoopy (sometimes called Snoop Dog) is a wonderful companion to us. He is always such a happy dog and seems to get so much pleasure out of life. He loves cool weather and loves to play in the snow. He enjoys chasing squirrels and has caught several over the years before they can run up a tree. We are so thankful for the circumstances that brought us together! Thank you Deb!!”
My owners are so sweet! I love them too! I am such a happy dog.
JayJay is a ten year old domestic short haired cat who is owned by Jesse Haessig. JayJay got his name from the children of a family friend. Both of their names started with a “J”, so they decided to call him JayJay!
Jesse takes great care of JayJay. He uses Revolution monthly for prevention of fleas, heartworms, and intestinal parasites. JayJay eats Hill’s Prescription Diet Feline Metabolic Advanced Weight Solution. This is helping him lose some weight! In the past, JayJay dealt with some chronic inner ear problems. Unfortunately, he needed to have his ear canals removed, but thanks to the help of Jesse and the doctor, JayJay is feeling better now.
Jesse spoils JayJay by always leaving room for him wherever he sits or lies. JayJay also gets treats! He especially loves anything poultry flavored! JayJay is a pretty funny cat. For fun, he likes to play with his favorite toy: his feline sister, SweetTea! He also likes to get on his hind legs, put his front paws on the top of cabinet doors, and open them!
JayJay is a very good kitty. One night, when the door was left wide open, JayJay constantly ran to warn Jesse that it was open, but he never ventured outside!
JayJay is a wonderful patient here at LVVH, and we look forward to continuing to help him lead a long and healthy life!
Charlie is a five year old bichon frise/poodle mix. He was adopted from a shelter by Jean Deamron, of Versailles, with husband Larry's blessing, when he was two. Charlie came with his name, and it fits him well.
Charlie loves to play ball! He uses two miniature tennis balls, and will return the first so the second can be thrown. He also loves to dig Hill's hypoallergenic treats from his rubber bone. His owner uses Science Diet Simple Essentials for training reinforcement. Most of all, Charlie loves to sit on people's laps and snuggle close. He also likes to be brushed. Besides his tennis balls and his rubber bone, Charlie loves to chew on deer antlers and play tug-of-war with a knotted rope. He loves taking walks and traveling to new places.
Charlie's diet is a combination of Hill's Science Diet Adult Small Bites and Hill's Prescription Diet T/D. He uses Sentinel and K9 Advantix for heartworm prevention and flea treatment.
Charlie has an enormous empathy for others. On one of his first outings with Jean, he met a special needs child at a park. He seemed to understand the boy immediately, and stayed still so the boy could pet and hug him. Because he was so good with any person who seemed to be in need of his heart, Jean trained him as a therapy dog. Charlie has met people in just about every circumstance since then, and seems to know just how to show love to those he meets. He believes it is his job to share himself with everyone he meets!
Congratulations to Molly Hunter, Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital’s Pet of the Month for June, 2013! Molly is a sweet 12-year-old Dachshund who is owned by Floyd and Mary Lee Hunter. She lives a pretty wonderful life! Floyd and Mary Lee spoil Molly by giving her treats when she stands on her hind legs, and also by giving her cuddles while she sleeps with them! Molly loves to snack on baby carrots! Her favorite toys are her stuffed teddy bear and rabbit. She deals with some skin allergies, but thanks to Hill’s Science Diet Z/D Ultra, Hypoallergenic treats, and Atopica, she keeps the allergies under control! Floyd and Mary Lee also give her Trifexis monthly to keep fleas, heartworms, and intestinal parasites away and keep her as healthy as possible.
One great memory that Floyd and Mary Lee have of Molly is from a weekend that they planned to go out of town. Their suitcases were packed but left open, and when they went to close them, they found Molly curled up inside! They thought that was pretty cute. She wanted to go too! Molly is a great patient here at Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital, and we look forward to continuing to help her live a great life!
Lucky and Chili go just about everywhere with their owner, Jerry Nowlin. They like to hike, bike and wade the creek. They bark when he skips rocks and get bored when he cuts grass or fishes. Lucky tries to catch fish as Jerry throws them back, and if he doesn’t throw them far enough she will succeed. Lucky and Chili also love to play with their big blue ball and their stuffed squirrel. Real squirrels are fun to chase too! They spent some time in North Carolina and discovered the squirrels there are just as fast as the ones in Indiana.
The Jack Russell Terrier mix and the Boxer/Mastiff mix eat Hill’s Science Diet food. They also get to lick Jerry’s plates. They hate it when he eats sandwiches – beef stroganoff is the best. They also get a tablet to prevent heartworms each month as well as a topical flea and tick prevention.
Lucky and Chili are happy and healthy. They keep Jerry sane, except when they make him insane.
Crockett is named after the famed Miami Vice TV character, he sadly does not get to speed around Ripley County in a flashy Ferrari. He is however, his owners’ (Jeff and Jen Binzen) current favorite “character.”
This yellow lab may be 13 years old, but he still plays like a puppy with his Frisbee and his golf ball. He also enjoys his annual trip to the Cincinnati Reds’ Bark in the Park games. He even got to frolic on the beach in North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
In addition to his Hill’s Science Diet Mature Adult Large Breed food, Crockett enjoys treats from Three Dog Bakery in Indianapolis, Iams biscuits, and Frosty Paws frozen treats.
The Binzens take great care of Crockett. They give him Heartgard and Parastar for monthly parasite prevention, Synovi G4 for joint care, Enalapril Maleate for his heart and, of course, lots of love!
Dedra Montgomery owns this 7 year old Bichon Frise who is so afraid of vacuum cleaners that she has to wait outside while it’s running. If not, she may have an accident.
Vacuums aren’t the only things that scare Laney. Doorbells (whether at her own house or on the TV) make her go crazy.
Life is not all bad for Laney. Dedra spoils her by letting her almost anything she wants to. She gets to sit on the furniture and Dedra’s lap whenever she wants to.
This 7-year-old Pomeranian is owned by Ruth Johnson and her granddaughter, Amber Lozier.
Her name was chosen because it was Amber’s mother’s name in her high school French class.
Kiki is spoiled with cute outfits, riding in the car with Ruth almost everywhere she goes and with treats from Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital (her favorites are Science Diet Ideal Balance Cranberry and Oatmeal treats.)
She eats Science Diet small bites or Gourmet Beef or Chicken Entrée and plays with her sock monkey and long furry fox. For parasite prevention, Kiki gets Advantix II and Heartgard Plus each month.
When Kiki was a puppy, she was playing Frisbee with Ruth. The Frisbee was actually pretty big for her and she had to hold her chin up as she ran. She fell into a hole, turned completely over, climbed out of the hole, picked up the Frisbee and proudly brought it back to Ruth.
When Amber and Ruth got Kiki as a puppy she was the last one picked. She was sickly and weighed less than one pound. They took her to the vet and gave her medication every three hours for three weeks as they nursed her back to health. Now they say they got the cream of the crop and really enjoy her.
I was selected to be Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital’s pet of the month for August, 2012! My name is Bunny and my birthday is March 10, 2007. My owner is Matthew Chastain.
Matthew chose my name because I showed up on his doorstep about a year after he lost his grandmother to cancer. While her legal name was Ruth Anne, anyone that knew her well knew that she went by the nickname of Bunny. Since I am warm and loving, just like Ruth Anne, he thought there was no better way to honor his grandmother than by naming me after her. I couldn't have a more perfect name!
My owner spoils me by taking me on all sorts of adventures! I get to ride in the Jeep with the top off. I get to go jet skiing. I get to go camping. We love the outdoors!
My favorite treats are Beneful Baked Delights Hugs, yummy!!
My favorite toys are my rope and my rubber ball. I really get energetic as the sun goes down in the evening and love to play and tug on my rope.
I usually eat Hill’s Science Diet dry food.
On my camping adventure, I heard a noise under the picnic table and I jumped down to investigate. As soon as I got on the ground I found myself face to face with a skunk. He was so mean and sprayed his scent on me. Thankfully, my owners cleaned me up pretty good and now I smell like my old self!
I have no medical problems so far. Well, maybe allergies... I sneeze a lot.
Ruby Neff has been chosen as Laughery Valley Veterinary Hospital’s Pet of the Month for June, 2012.
Ruby is a five-year-old beagle who is owned by Dylon A. Neff. Her name was inspired by the speck between her eyes.
Dylon spoils Ruby by letting her sleep in his bed. She also gets to play with her favorite porcupine toy and eat her favorite bone treats.
Ruby would like to eat anything she sees, but the Neff’s feed her Hill’s Science Diet w/d prescription diet as recommended by her veterinarian. She lost a lot of weight so she could pull off her bikini!
Last summer Ruby had some trouble with heat stress and the Neff’s feared they were going to lose her.
To keep her safe from fleas, heartworms and intestinal parasites, Ruby is given a Sentinel tablet each month.
This adorable Maltese was adopted from the Seymour Animal Shelter’s Home Away from Home Rescue by Paul, Kim and Braden Adams.
Norman is given Sentinel each month for parasite prevention. The Adams feed him Hill’s Science Diet mixed with Cesar wet food. He also gets Lean Treats, Dentastix and a Bonz chew.
The Adams family carries Norman around and lets him sleep in the bed. Norman also enjoys his raccoon toy.