We have been taking our pets to Parkwood Animal Hospital since it opened in 1983. Dr. Tarkington and Dr. Rowe have helped us keep our dogs and cats healthy and when it was time to say good-bye to them, they were sensitive and caring towards us and our animals. More than once Dr. T was willing to come to the car to administer the final injection rather than traumatize an animal already in stress and discomfort. I remember another time when he sat on the treatment room floor with me, a reference book in his lap, as he desperately tried to figure out what was wrong with my suddenly sick dog. I have always felt that my pets' treatment was the result of a colaborative decision-making process whenever possible.
Once we took a sick gerbil to the practice, and they didn't bat an eye. They treated the gerbil with care.
When our daughter was a teenager she joined the ranks of many through the years who worked at the clinic in afternoons after school. That strengthened our bond with the docs and staff.
I like that expansion, sales, and the bottom line have not been Dr. T's priorities. Animals and their people have been.
Thank you, Dr. Tarkington, Dr. Rowe, Dr. Anderson, and staff.