4.08.2013

Veterinary Testimonial

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'm not even sure of where he slept.
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

32 comments:

  1. I love hearing this amazing story! Thanks to you and your husband for all you do!!

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    1. Thank you, Ericka! SO sweet of you! Have a blessed weekend! xoxo

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  2. Aww! I love this. So glad to hear the puppy is on the mend. I wondered after reading your original post last week. Go Brandon!

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  3. So sweet! You can tell SO much about a person by their compassion for animals. You are a lucky girl!

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    1. Thank you, Jenna! You are so very right about that! :) I hope you have a lovely weekend! xoxo

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  4. This is so awesome, you both share such passion for the furry friends of life.

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    1. Thank you, Meredith! :) You are sweet! Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  5. Love this story & love that your husband and you love animals so much!

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  6. Oh that pic makes me sad! It reminds me of when Lily was sick!! Wht was wrong with her?
    So glad you guys are there to help those animals in need!

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    1. Thank you, Ashley! She had to have an emergency splenectomy as she had a mass and several large bloodclots. Have a wonderful weekend! :) xoxo

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  7. That's fantastic! "Kindness, I've discovered, is everything in life." Great quote and exactly what y'all gave this dog and this family. :)

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    1. You are so right! Thank you! :) Have a great weekend! xoxo

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  8. Brings tears to my eyes. I can only pray to find such an awesome vet for our baby! Still looking :\ They'll have big shoes to fill since I know how fabulous a vet SHOULD be! Go Dr Pinson!! :)

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    1. Shannon, you are so sweet! I am going to pray that you find a wonderful vet that is perfect for you and your baby-and very soon! :) Love abd hugs to you! xoxo

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  9. That made me teary! Your community is definitely blessed to have you.

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    1. So thoughtful of you, Suzanne! You are a blessing to me! Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

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  10. Awe I love this! It even made me cry...Brandon & you both are so amazing! Both parents have raised you both with such sweetness as well as kindness!

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    1. Ashleigh, you are so kind and thoughtful! You made me cry! Big hugs and lots of love to you! xoxo

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  11. What an awesome story - makes me want to drive to GA for my sweet doggies :) Both of you are awesome! xo

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    1. Sheri, you are precious! :) Wish you were closer! Have a lovely weekend! xoxo

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  12. so sweet! what a precious story. confirms you are right where y'all are supposed to be. love this!

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    1. Rachael, thank you for your sweet words-so thoughtful! Confirmation is sometimes just what the doctor ordered. :) Love, hugs and blessings! xoxo

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  13. This breaks my heart in a good way. I wish ya'll were closer so he could care for my sweet Anna Belle! Although, I must admit my vet here is pretty great. I was SO nervous when she got spayed and couldn't be there- he "facetimed" me after she woke up so I could see she was okay and just groggy. Vets like him and your husband make us "fur moms" pretty darn happy.

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    1. Melissa, I wish we were closer for several reasons, but especially because we would be honored to get to treat your Anna Belle. BUT, I am so happy that you have such a wonderful vet for her! She is so cute!:) Love and hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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  14. Sweet, sweet post! The Bible says that God gives us dominion over the animals of the earth and I believe this calls us to take care of them as well. You two have very special hearts. Xoxo, Jill

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    1. Jill, I love what you wrote. I love it. That is so true. Precious of you to share. Have a blessed weekend! xoxo

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  15. I just found your blog through the link up at Kelly's Korner. This is the sweetest story and from an intense animal lover it makes me know we could be friends. Thanks for sharing your stories. Also, your blog post about fit vs. skinny was excellent. I can tell the Lord speaks through your genuine heart. Hope y'all have a great weekend!

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    1. Megan, so nice to "meet" you! Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet words!! I hope you'll come back soon! :) Have a blessed weekend! xoxo

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  16. I love hearing these type of stories! I miss working at the vet so much but know that God has other plans for me! We go to McDonough all the time to visit my husbands family. Maybe one Saturday I can stop by and visit the clinic! Comet is coming due for his vaccines! How far are y'all from dt Macon?

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    1. Thank you so much, Bri!! I am sure you miss working at the vet from time to time. We would love for you to stop by our practice some time!! We are 25 min. from downtown Macon and 30 min. south of McDonough. We are located about a mile and a half off of I-75 (exit 187), so we are right on the way. Our house is 2 miles off of I-75 (exit 193). PLEASE let us know the next time you are coming through-we'd love to meet you and Comet!! Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

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