By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2012
Dr. Jenny Nobles, left, with partner Dr. Gena Guerriero, will open Family Animal Medicine in mid-January at 9200 N. Garnett in Owasso, just across from IHOP.
When pet owners walk through the doors of Owasso’s new Family Animal Medicine (F.A.M.), they’ll feel right at home with familiar faces greeting them. With a staff of seven, the new clinic will bring a 40-year history of veterinary animal care providers to the area.
Dr. Jenny Nobles and Dr. Gena Guerriero bring 15 years of combined veterinary medical experience in the Owasso area alone. “Our goal is to be Owasso’s hometown veterinary clinic,” says Dr. Guerriero.
The new clinic, located at the intersection of 9200 N. Garnett and the Smith Farm Road, across from IHOP, is in a transitional phase. “We are in the process of remodeling and plan to have our new facility open by mid-January,” says Dr. Guerriero. “The red brick building is in an easily accessible place.”
According to Dr. Nobles, the goal of the new clinic is to practice quality veterinary medicine in a family-oriented small animal hospital. “We believe families are the core of the community and pets play an integral part. We are dedicated to providing the best possible medical care for family dogs and cats.”
If owners choose to do so, they will be allowed to stay with their pet during any medical procedure, including drawing blood and even surgery. “Some pet owners really want to be with their pet and know what is going on,” Dr. Nobles says. “We understand because their pet is not just a number. They are part of the family.”
The two veterinarians are passionate about their commitment to clients and their pets. Recently, their concern for one client and her pet led Dr. Guerriero to assist in locating the lost dog. “The rescue dog was very timid,” says Dr. Guerriero. “She had escaped from the client’s yard and was missing. Someone had found the dog and managed to get the clinic’s information off her tag and contact us. The dog was frightened but I finally managed to get her from her hiding place underneath a horse trailer. We were not only concerned with the dog but her owner as well. The client had already experienced the traumatic loss of another dog before she rescued this lab mix.”
Concern for the animals they treat means the two vets are also easily accessible to their clients. “When we are here at the clinic, we are always available on the phone,” says Dr. Nobles. “We want to be available to answer questions or provide reassurance to a worried pet owner. We will also follow up with a phone call to our clients by checking on animals that have undergone a procedure.”
F.A.M. believes in giving back to the community. “We believe that families of all economic levels are entitled to the quality care and compassion our doctors and staff can provide,” Dr. Nobles adds. “After our first year in business, our goal is to retain three to five percent of our gross-profit margin to return to the community.”
Their goal is to offer financial assistance for medical care for pets belonging to low-income families, elderly persons and animal rescue organizations. “Medical care would include, but is not limited to, spay/neuter sterilization, preventative vaccines and well care, trauma, illness and surgery. As our practice grows, we intend our ‘Giving Back Fund’ to grow as well,” she adds.
“Our doctors and staff have come to know the pet owners of Owasso,” says Dr. Nobles. “We believe with our deeply rooted history in the community and our client trust, we will succeed into a profitable hospital, capable of giving back to the community.”
F.A.M. will also offer pet grooming and boarding for small animals. The clinic, which will be open to walk-ins as well as by appointment, will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.