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Black Forest vet clinic: home again

The Black Forest Veterinary Clinic is home again in the forest. Less than four months after losing its building in the Black Forest fire, the clinic reopened Oct. 7 in a new space across the street from the original clinic. To celebrate the reopening and thank clients for their support during a challenging time, the clinic hosted an open house Saturday, Oct. 19.ìIím a little overwhelmed here,î Dr. Ted Mohr said in reaction to the crowd of people, who filled the clinic to welcome him and his staff back to Black Forest. An estimated 300 to 350 people nibbled on finger food and filled bags with donated giveaway items while touring the new facility. Some brought gifts of plants, flower arrangements and pet photos; and there were hugs in abundance. Several clients brought their dogs, seemingly bemused by the aromas of food in a vet clinic. A little pixie pig named Willie, sporting a hot pink harness and leash, hogged the spotlight for a short time as he charmed staff and guests alike.The new clinic boasts a high-tech digital X-ray machine and a state-of-the-art surgical room. A generous donation coordinated through Wild Blue Animal Rescue and Sanctuary made the new surgical room possible. Lauri Cross, executive director of Wild Blue, said anonymous donors of ìThe 24th Fundî contacted Wild Blue to offer help during the fire. When they learned the vet clinic had been lost to the fire, they sent a generous donation in memory of their own beloved cat, Gee. Geeís photo now hangs in a place of honor in the reception area, along with the story behind the donation.Sue Mohr said the encouragement and assistance of the clinicís loyal clients throughout the recovery process was invaluable. ìWithout the support of our clients, we couldnít have done it,î she said. ìThey kept us going.î Mohr also expressed appreciation for the support from local veterinarians, several of whom offered to share facilities. “As grateful as we are to be coming home, we are also very grateful to Powers Pet Emergency Clinic for allowing us to share their space,î she said.The Black Forest Veterinary Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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