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From the desk of Dr. Block

Please give us 48 hours for any refills of medication.  Our technicians have a lot of responsibilities- not only as pharmacy technicians. They are surgical technicians and room technicians as well. So here is the process: the requests are sent to the prescribing doctor by the client service coordinator that takes the message, which is then filled out and sent to the technicians for filling.  They are double-checked and then ready for pickup. The process is time-consuming but necessary.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Some news to catch everyone up on. Sadly, Dr. Melendez is moving back home to Maine to be closer to her family.  After over 6 years we will miss her but I am thrilled for her parents to have more time with their daughter, Lily.  Her last day will be July 12th.  You may find me in the corner crying!!

We have a new veterinarian beginning with us on September 3rd!  We are very excited to welcome Dr. Wells. She is moving here from Montana with her husband. She has been practicing for 8 years. More to follow as we formally introduce her!

There will be a 6-week time that we will be without Dr. Melendez or Dr. Wells. I will have my part time doctors but they are also taking vacation time. Please be patient with the office and especially me during this time.  I am hoping to keep my sanity!!

We are adding cat grooming to our repertoire. Jess, one of our technicians loves doing them and working with cats. They must be up to date on Rabies and distemper.  Sedation will be used only if needed, and we will speak to you if there is a need. Please call for further information or to book your cat.

If prescriptions refills are needed, please give us 48 hours to fill them.  It takes some time for approval and filling.  It is the same for preventatives and food orders, 48-hour notice is needed. The more notice the better!

Wishing you all a happy and healthy summer!


Dr. Gayle Block

Town and Country News

For the week of July 22-26, we will have reduced hours as follows:

Mon.,   7/22 hours 8-6  regular

Tues.,  7/23 hours 8-5  reduced

Wed.,  7/24 hours 9-12 reduced

Thurs., 7/25 hours 8-6  regular

Fri. 7/26 hours 8-5  reduced

Please plan accordingly if you need to pick up medications or prescription foods.

It is imperative that everyone be ON TIME for their scheduled appointment.


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