A pair of veterinarians have re-opened the LaRue County Animal Clinic on Shepherdsville Road.
The clinic closed after the death of Dr. Don Berry – a 30-year practitioner – in June.
Dr. Clint Durham, who also owns Green River Veterinary Clinic in Campbellsville, purchased the practice and enlisted Dr. Candice M. Wardrip to join him at the office in January.
They will care for both small pets and livestock – anything from puppies and kittens to potbelly pigs, goats, horses, cattle and llamas.
Wardrip, a 2011 graduate from the University of Illinois, said they will care for exotics – and even chickens, guinea pigs and hamsters.
The clinic provides preventative medicine, ultrasound, radiographs and in-house surgical procedures.
Wardrip said the clinic hopes to participate in rabies clinics in conjunction with the LaRue County Health Department – as was done in the past.
Wardrip said the early weeks of the new practice have “gone really well” and she is seeing a variety of cases.
“It keeps you on your toes,” she said.
She is pleased to see former patients walk back through the door and is looking forward to a long relationship with them and their owners.
“Pets are family – we want to try to make them part of our family too,” she said.
“I’m happy to be here,” she added. “We received a very nice welcome from the community and we’re glad to provide the need that’s here.”
Veterinary technicians Wendy Akin and Leila Jones assist at the practice.
The clinic is open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday; and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.
Dr. Durham will be at the Hodgenville clinic on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; Dr. Wardrip is in on Mondays and Fridays.
The clinic can be reached at 270-358-4474.