Leesburg Vet Blog


It’s International Assistance Dog Week – a time to recognize and honor all of the hardworking, specially trained animals that aide so many people in our communities!  Assistance Dogs are very special companions, helping to transform the lives of their human partners with physical and mental disabilities. While most of us are familiar with guide dogs that aide the visually impaired, there are many other types of assistance and service dogs helping… Read More

The following is a piece written by our relief veterinarian, Dr. Gina Blevins.  Here, she describes the incredibly rewarding therapy animal work she does with her dog, Tex. Tex is a five year old black Labrador Retriever that I raised to be a guide dog for Guiding Eyes for the Blind, but unfortunately he was released from the program due to stress.  Tex had years of training with Guiding Eyes, and I… Read More