When you ask Dr. Owings why she chose veterinary medicine as a career, she immediately responds that veterinary medicine is about people as well as pets. She obviously has a passion for both. Her respect for people has helped grow her relationship with clients and grow her practice, too. About 12 years ago when she purchased her practice, her team was a veterinary technician and 3-4 other staff members. She now has about 20 employees. Dr. Owings was not actively looking to become a practice own- er, but she had an Aha! moment when she was helping a colleague sell a practice. The practice for sale was the practice where she spent time observing before heading to veterinary school. It just seemed right that she should become the new owner.
A Jackson woman is looking for answers after her dog was badly burned.
Aubrii, Karma's owner, found her dog with serious burns on her body after she had gotten out of the yard. She says Karma smelled like fire, and she immediately took her to the vet.
Controlling Cat, Kitten Population ‘Crisis’ in Jackson County is Group’s Aim
July 05, 2012
By Lisa Satayut
JACKSON, MI — Last year over 60 percent of cats and kittens housed at the Jackson County Animal Shelter were euthanized due to overcrowding.
That’s 1,550 cats and kittens.
In an effort to reduce the number of unwanted cats and kittens, 100 free spays and neuters will be offered on Saturday, July 14 to Jackson residents with 49201 or 49203 zip codes. Cascades Humane Society and Jackson County Animal Shelter will be the sites of the event.
The Jackson County Animal Shelter Faces Overcrowding
Septempber 17, 2012
By Deanna Falzone
The Jackson County Animal Shelter was so full last week, they couldn’t take any owner turn-ins of dogs or cats.
As a college student, Melissa Owings’ friendly face greeted clients at Jackson’s Kibby Park Animal Hospital, reassuring them that the veterinarian would take good care of their dog, cat or rabbit. Now, 17 years later, she has returned to Kibby Park, only this time she is the top dog.
There are too many cats in Jackson County that do not have homes. The Jackson County Animal Shelter alone euthanized over 1,500 cats last year. Since this is such a heart-breaking situation, a group of local veterinarians have begun the Jackson Cat Project to spay and neuter 100 cats a year for free.
Waltham, MA, March 27, 2009—The members of the Academy of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (AVBT) and the Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians (SVBT) scholarship committee are pleased to announce
Dog Days of Winter: Keeping Pets Safe, Warm
Jan 07, 2013
Posted on WLNS from HealthDay
With the arrival of winter, dog owners need to be aware of how to keep their canine friends comfortable and safe, an expert says.
Vets Remind Pet Owners to Bring Animals Inside
January 22, 2013
By Maureen LaForge
The brutally cold temperatures outside have veterinarians asking pet owners to keep their dogs inside.