Valley Vetco has several part and full time residents who love to keep our customers company during their visits.
Dory and Nemo
Dory and Nemo were full time feline residents at Valley Vetco. Dory rarely made public appearances, Nemo often escaped the monotony of the back room to come up and entertain customers and patients alike. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to both of them. Nemo had lymphoma, and was 16 when he passed. Dory was only 12 when we lost her to kidney failure. We have a picture of our clinic kitties on display in our lobby. This was the only home they ever had, and our staff was their family.
Smidge is Dr. Levitt’s smidgen of a Yorkshire Terrier. While she looks like a puppy at a mere 2.5 pounds, she’s actually a senior citizen! One customer called her a “guinea pig on stilts”. Smidge spends her days supervising clinic operations but returns home with her mom every night.
Fig and Newton
Fig and Newton are sibling miniature pigs. They often visited the clinic for the day with Dr. Levitt during the cold season but were more inclined to stay at home in their yard during the spring and summer. Fully house trained and groomed regularly, they actually make wonderful pets and are full of personality. Newton is still around but rarely visits us. He prefers to stay at home these days. He has a big yard, his own outdoor area, and his own gated area inside Dr. Levitt’s home. He is the only pig Dr. Levitt has left. His sister Fig, passed away due to an inoperable tumor.
Gizmo is a daily visitor to the clinic, belonging to one of our devoted staff members. He keeps Smidge company all day, she considers him her ‘boyfriend. Just try and tell Smidge that Gizmo won’t be at the clinic that day… and watch a Yorkie become seriously depressed.
Chicken was also a full time resident at Valley Vetco. He was a yellow cockatiel who serenaded our surgery patients all day long. He would also entertains our overnight feline guests. Visitors could often hear his songs from the waiting room. We had to say goodbye to Chicken. He passed away of old age.