.by Anura Guruge
We started going to Pembroke, despite the distance, in February. We have been very impressed and happy and our respect and gratitude continues to grow.
They had helped Deanna out on the phone a number of times.
Then this last Monday, Deanna had to make ‘the call’ regarding our ‘Ulysses‘. Though Ulysses loved his drives and would always hop into the van (though getting him out was not as easy over the last 3 weeks), even doing so on Sunday, I was not willing to drive him to a vets (and even worse drive him back).
I wanted him to be at home without any stress.
When Deanna explained our needs they obliged. They had one vet, Dr. Peck, who does make house calls.
Dr. Donna Peck arrived — a few minutes ahead of the ‘noon to 2’ timeframe we had been given.
She was beyond wonderful; an obvious dog lover (who has a lot of dogs).
She immediately sat on the floor and Ulysses, always a ladies man, immediately schooched over to her and put his head on her lap.
Though she must have had a busy schedule she did not rush us. She gave us all the time we needed. She just sat on the floor with Ulysses right there.
She checked him out and assured us, multiple times, that the time was right. He had to leave when he still had some dignity left.
She was so gentle and caring. It was very peaceful. There was no drama, no trauma.
I am so glad we did what we did, at home, with Dr. Peck. We feel good that Ulysses, as was invariably the case, got the best that we could provide him.
We have nothing but good to say about Dr. Peck and the Pembroke Animal Hospital.
Glad we switched to them in February.
The house call wasn’t expensive. Very reasonable given the distance and time involved.
IF you are ever in the situation we were in on Monday, and you like around here, you should DEFINITELY call Pembroke at 603-227-1199 and ask whether Dr. Peck could help you. She is the vet that makes house calls. As we now know she will come to Alton.