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Spring is in the Air
Spring is in the Air
It's Spring! Hopefully, the weather will settle down and stay warm. Soon, the flowers will be blooming and the grass will turn green. Before we know it, we will be mowing the lawn every seven days trying to keep up with its endless growth.
At Concord Chapel, spring brings litters of kittens and puppies. We currently have a mother cat and her two kittens living at the hospital. They will be ready to meet their forever families very soon. Even though the kittens were just born in mid-February, they are already trying to play with each other while mom supervises and keeps them clean and fed.
Just as all the spring babies are coming into the world, spring also brings us a plethora of creeping and crawling insects and arachnids. Some of these critters are not so bad. Really, who hates butterflies?
Other insects are just down right horrible. My top pick for the least liked bug is the tick. Ticks can be found almost all year round. However, we seem to see them in large amounts during the spring.
Because ticks need a blood meal to grow and reproduce, our pets can become breakfast, lunch, and dinner for these blood sucking parasites. Some dogs and cats come into the hospital with literally hundreds of ticks on them.
If one of these parasites stays attached to a dog or a cat for over 36 hours, they can spread some pretty nasty diseases. Luckily, there are many ways to prevent tick attachment through anti-parasitic drugs and collars. Many of these products also prevent another parasite that can cause humans and their pets misery, the flea. It’s too bad there isn’t any such products for people. These days, because my pets are all on heartworm, flea, and tick prevention, the only “beasts” I find ticks attached to in my house are my kids and my husband.
While you are enjoying the warmer weather, stop by the hospital and pick up some parasite control for your dogs and cats. And, while you are having a conversation about which one is best for your fur babies, check out the feline fur balls that are running around. They are so irresistibly cute, you may just find yourself taking one home!
Concord Chapel Animal Hospital in Grove City, Ohio knows that "seeing is believing" and invite you to see for yourself why so many people in Grove City, Columbus and South-Western Franklin County trust us with the care of their pets. You'll experience the difference of our qualified and caring staff and tour our state of the art veterinary hospital which is conveniently located in the renovated historic Concord Chapel Church Building on the southeast corner of Hoover Road and SR 665 in Grove City.
Dr. Gale Kerr and Dr. Elizabeth Lauron are highly skilled veterinarians and are proud to provide a warm and inviting environment. They and their entire staff understand that pets aren't simply "pets", they're family members.
Concord Chapel Animal Hospital stands out by providing unmatched care and compassion to both pets and their people so that you can both enjoy a long happy life together, protected from disease and illness.
Hours of operation:
Monday 8:00AM - 9:00PM
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Concord Chapel Animal Hospital is a well-established, full-service, small animal veterinary hospital providing comprehensive medical, surgical and dental care in Grove City, Ohio.
We provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic procedures through in-house testing and the use of external laboratories. We also work closely with local practices when special diagnostic procedures are required. The facility includes a well-stocked pharmacy, in-hospital surgery suite, in-house x-ray and ultrasound capabilities, and a closely supervised hospitalization area.
At Concord Chapel Animal Hospital we offer optimal veterinary care and sound advice in order to help you keep your best friend happy and healthy, thus allowing you the enjoyment of your companion for a maximum number of years.
Concord Chapel Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary facility that has provided quality professional health care since the 1950's. We were the first small animal veterinary hospital established in Grove City. The practice was first owned by Dr. Jones in the 1950's when he converted a garage into his veterinary hospital.
In the 1970's Dr. James Brick purchased the practice from Dr. Jones. As the practice grew, Dr. Brick needed more space so he built an addition on to the practice in the 1980's and stylized the building to look like a log cabin. Dr. Brick decided to retire in late 2003 and sold the practice to Dr. Elizabeth Lauron. Dr. Lauron hired Dr. Gale Kerr in late 2004 and the two doctors became partners in October 2006.
On January 2, 2008 the goal of moving to a larger more modern hospital came to fruition when Doctors Lauron and Kerr opened the doors of Concord Chapel Animal Hospital. They brought the staff and clients from Broadway Veterinary Hospital to their new location in order to continue their mission of providing high quality veterinary care with a family friendly staff.
Originally built as a one room chapel in 1859 at a total cost of $1,800 with a congregation totaling 267 members, Concord Chapel is one of Grove City's most historical sites. The church was first formed as a Bible Study Class which met in a log house and quickly grew to a full-fledged church congregation within a few years. The original Old Concord Cemetery, just east of the church building, was created during the Civil War.
The present church structure was constructed in 1906. The highlight of the service was for the people to march into the church through a "common door". Prior to that, there were two doors, one for the women and one for the men. The pews were also originally segregated, the men sitting on one side and the women on the other. Some of the original pews have been modified and used for seating at the current animal hospital. The remaining pews were donated to the Southwest Franklin County Historical Society.
In the 1950's a bell was put in place in the steeple of the church. This bell had a wooden wheel that weighed 5,000 pounds and was 57 inches wide. The bell was later taken down from the steeple area due to safety reasons. Prior to Concord Chapel Animal Hospital's renovation, the bell was removed and like the pews, were donated to the Historical Society.
The stained glass windows which adorn the sides of the animal hospital, are the original windows put in place when the church was built. The picture on one of the front windows is that of a man named John Linebaugh. He generously donated 700 acres of land to the Methodist Church of which part of it is the newer Concord Cemetery located just south of the animal hospital on Hoover Road. He supposedly lived in the old farmhouse that is on the property of the current cemetery.
Broadway Animal Hospital, where Concord Chapel Animal Hospital began.
Concord Chapel United Methodist Church and Old Concord Cemetery before Concord Chapel Animal Hospital moved in.
The renovation of Concord Chapel Animal Hospital.