Our History

A Brief History of Nottingham Animal Hospital

On August 1, 1989, Nottingham Animal Hospital opened for the first time.  My vision when I opened the hospital was a practice where I would know all the pets and owners, and would be able to provide personalized care to each pet I treated.  I did not want to be the biggest veterinary hospital, but I wanted to provide the best care to each pet that I saw.

For many years, I was the only veterinarian at Nottingham- I hired relief veterinarians when I went on vacation or to conferences, but I was the only full time vet at the practice.  This all changed after I married Joe in 1993, and we decided to have children.  Many of you first met my children when they were very little, as they were often at Nottingham Animal Hospital.  I wanted to spend time with them, and to watch them grow up, and be involved with their activities.  To do all that,  it was soon apparent that I  needed additional veterinarians to work with us. 

In 1997, Dr. Rankin joined our practice. I have been so lucky to have such a caring, compassionate, intelligent, and talented veterinarian at Nottingham.  I am also incredibly lucky to have such a terrific support staff.  Our doctors, receptionists and technicians make our practice the warm, friendly, comfortable hospital that I envisioned all those years ago. 

Over these 30+ years, we have also made many wonderful friends.  There are patients and clients that I will NEVER, ever forget.  I thank each of you for the trust you have placed in us over the last 31 years.

Here’s to the next 30 !!! 

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