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Veterinary open house is a family affair

By Gene Galin
Posted Sunday, August 28, 2005

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Pittsboro, NC - The Hope Crossing Animal Hospital open house and food drive was definitely a family affair. Dr. David Webster's mom, dad and uncle were in the back grilling up hot dogs and hamburgers for the event, while David was inside giving tours of the new facilities. Shortly after he finished showing me around, the doctor's wife and children showed up to give dad a hand. And as I was leaving with my hamburger and ice tea the doctor's in-laws were rolling into the parking lot.

During the open house, visitors were invited to bring in pet food to be donated to the animal shelter. Those who brought in a five pound (or larger) bag or five cans of pet food were rewarded for their generosity with a ten percent discount for their next visit to Hope Crossing Animal Hospital.

Hope Crossing Animal Hospital opened its doors on Monday, August 1, 2005.

Born and raised in Durham, Dr. David Webster attended NC State University, for both undergraduate work and veterinary school. He graduated in 2001 and moved to Waynesville, in the mountains of North Carolina.

After working in the western mountains for three years, Dr. Webster and his family decided to come back home to the Triangle area to pursue his dream of building a new animal hospital. After a year of searching for the perfect location for this new hospital, a building in Pittsboro became available. After months of renovations, the Hope Crossing Animal Hospital opened as a large, modern, well-equipped, yet family friendly facility.

Hope Crossing Animal Hospital is located at 58 East Cotton Road, off 15-501 just north of Allen and Sons BBQ and two miles south of Fearrington Village. Located on almost 3 acres, the 5,200 square foot building contains a comfortable lobby, two large exam rooms, and an open treatment area designed to limit the stress an animal feels during procedures. The radiology, preparatory and surgery areas are all connected, which allows the staff to quickly move patients from one area to another. Dr. Webster says that, "This is a critical advantage during emergencies when time is of the essence."

Services provided by Hope Crossing Animal Hospital include physical exams, vaccinations, heartworm, leukemia, FIV and fecal testing. Other medical services include sick animal care, with in-house blood work, radiology, fluid therapy and medications. Surgery services are also offered, including spays and neuters, growth removals, dentals and others.

The facility also offers bathing and grooming. The groomer has ten years experience and is committed to making your pet look good.

The doctor and his family are building a home in Moncure and hope to move in before year-end. I'm sure that with a lttle hard work and with the love and support of all his relatives, friends and neighbors the good doctor will do just fine in Chatham County.

FMI: 919-542-1975

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Veterinary open house is a family affair
Dr. Dave Webster and Rachael Fowler man the counter during the open house.
photo by Gene Galin.

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