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Why is there no 24/7 Vet?

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

October 16, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - An Albany family is frustrated there's no 24 hour clinic for pets in Albany. Cathy Summerlin and her son Lee spent hours on the phone last week trying to find a place to take their dog, 15 year old Snow.

Snow was having difficulty breathing and they were worried she wouldn't make it through the night. Finally, they found a vet who would agree to come in at 3 AM, but they had to go back to the vet the following day.

Cathy said, "I feel like it would be the perfect place to have a vet clinic in order for us to take our pets to 24/7 if they'd been hurt or sick. You would know they'd be well taken care of." Lee said, "I just feel like if they had some sort of system set up for animals after hours that it would be a lot better for everybody."

Most veterinarians have a 24 hour call service and will agree to meet pet owners at their clinics for an after hours emergency. Snow is on medication and now breathing normally.

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