- 30 minute appointments
- Laser Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy
- Full In-house Laboratory
- Comprhensive Anesthesia Monitoring
- Animal Flea Control
- Animal Microchipping
- Small Animal Vet
- Veterinary Dentistry
- Veterinary Euthanasia
- Veterinary Surgery
- Veterinary Vaccinations
Our doctor and staff are available by phone to help with any questions that arise.
We are a small practice with a personal touch. Come check us out and you will see what we mean.
Dr Steven Gloates
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Steve Gloates and I believe with all my heart that it is no accident I am here - God had a plan.
Allow me to share a story with you. This story explains what sparked my interest in veterinary medicine and why I am passionate about what I do.
When I was nine years old a very special cat came into my life. My mom and I were driving down a country road in Connecticut one fall and we passed a small black and white cat on the side of the road. I was too small to see what mom saw so I was a bit perplexed by the rapid deceleration and screeching tires. We went back to the cat that, on closer inspection, had blood down the front staining her white fur. We gradually helped her overcome her apprehension and coaxed her over to us. I canâ??t remember what our original destination was but we were now headed to the veterinary office. The little black cat sat on the seat between us purring through clotted blood in her nose. There was an instant connection between me and that little cat. I ached when we had to leave her at the veterinary hospital. A few days later we received the phone call that she was ready to go home. A life changing moment occurred for me when the veterinarian handed her back to me. She was now a healthy, healing cat I would call my own. My definition of heroism had been redefined. The typical nine-year old heroes like Spider Man, The Hulk and Captain America disappeared. There was a new hero in town, my local veterinarian.
From the age of nine I never deviated in my career path. Baby, the cat in my story, lived with me for nineteen joy filled years. She saw me through elementary school, intermediate school, high school, college and even veterinary school. Our paths parted when she developed liver cancer six months after I graduated veterinary school. She is gone, but the passion lives on. Her picture now hangs in the waiting room as a reminder of the reason I do what I do. I understand what it is to love an animal, need the help of a caring veterinarian and to say goodbye to an animal. Sharing your life with an animal is a heartwarming journey of ups and downs. I am excited and honored to be sharing that journey with you.