Compassionate care, hometown hospitality

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By Doug Ponder

A Hodgenville veterinary clinic is striving to provide compassionate care to animals while also providing hometown hospitality to the animals and their owners.

Plantation Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinary medical facility that is located on 7558 New Jackson Highway in Hodgenville. Their hours are Mondays through Tuesdays and Thursdays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The business offers veterinary services to large and small animals including horses, cows, goats, sheep, dogs, cats and more.

Veterinarian Dr. Michael Keller graduated from Auburn University in 1994 with a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine. After graduation, Keller opened Plantation Veterinary Clinic and ran the clinic out of his home in Hodgenville before opening up the current location of the clinic in 1998. After starting his veterinary career, Keller became known as the “Goat Doctor” to people in the community.

“People called me the goat doctor because I was one of the few vets that would willingly see and treat them,” Keller said. “I have always loved all kinds of animals. Growing up, I always had pets ranging from ducks to dogs. Getting to work with animals is great and I love the job.”

Keller works with three other people at Plantation Veterinary Clinic. Farrah Pruitt is the practice manager, Hannah Owens is a technician and customer service representative and Michelle Taylor is a customer service representative. All three say they love their job because of the animals.

“No two days are the same and everyday is different,” Pruitt said. “I love animals and I love our clients. We know and treat them all as family.”

“Anyone who works at a vet clinic has to love animals and we all do here,” Taylor said. “The compassion that the staff has for animals here, there is no comparison.”

“I have always loved animals since I was little,” Owens said. “To have a job where you can help them is great.”

Plantation Veterinary Clinic provides a wide variety of services and supplies for animals including surgeries, veterinary laser therapy, vaccinations, medicines, food and more. The business also makes farm and location visits too as they serve people in LaRue County and several other surrounding counties.

For more information about Plantation Veterinary Clinic call 270-324-4488 or email pvcvet@scrtc.com. You can also visit their website at www.plantationveterinaryclinic.com or Facebook page at www.facebook.com/plantationveterinaryclinic.