Last Monday I posted about a particular patient/emergency case we had over Easter weekend and I wrote this:
"God is so very apparent to me in Veterinary Medicine.
Each and every day I see multiple examples of His love and His mighty power at work.
It is truly one of the most humbling professions and I am always so grateful that He allows me to experience Him in a way that is so unique.
I want to brag on my husband a little, too, if that's okay.
He works at least 70 hours a week, sometimes more.
To say that he is passionate about veterinary medicine is an understatement.
He truly cares about each and every patient, he loves diagnostics and surgeries, he tries to provide the highest possible care at the most economical cost for our clients, he is constantly researching and conversing with his colleagues and former professors...because he treats every pet as if it were his own.
On Friday night I was blown away by his compassion once again as he made the decision to spend the night at the clinic so that he could keep a close watch over our surgery patient.
There is no bed nor shower at our practice.
We have an elevated grooming bathtub, which is where he bathed.
I didn't leave until after 11pm and he still had quite a bit of work to take care of and our doors were open again first thing Saturday morning.
He never complained.
I met him back there early Saturday morning and we had another busy day of appointments."
Well, we were so overcome by the gratitude of the patient's family when we saw this posted on Facebook:
"A HUGE, HUGE Thank you to Dr. Brandon Pinson at the Animal Clinic of Forsyth. To say that he went above and beyond to save our sweet Gabby is an understatement. When we took her in to see him Friday afternoon we didn't know if she would live through the night. He performed emergency surgery Friday evening (Good Friday) for a ruptured spleen, prayed over her when he had done all he could do, stayed at the clinic with her ALL night Friday night, used his own dogs as blood donors, and kept in touch with us continuously throughout Easter weekend. He has watched over her this week and treated her as if she were his own. By the grace of God and the love of an awesome vet, Gabby came home today. If you need a good vet, a GREAT vet, Dr. Pinson would be your man!!!"
We saw her again this week and she is doing fabulous! We are all so thankful that God chose to answer all of our prayers.Such a humbling experience.
You can imagine that reading those thoughtful words made us both cry. After working such long hours day in and day out it is wonderful to have some confirmation every now and then that we are doing the right thing.
We try to operate our practice in a way that is most pleasing to God because He is the One who truly owns it and He has entrusted us to run it.
For that we are so grateful and blessed.
"A righteous man cares for the needs of his animals." Proverbs 12:10