Dr. Gary Clemons
My grandfather wanted to become a veterinarian, but he wasn't able to. He instilled my interest from a very young age. I loved animals since I was a small child.
I decided to become a practice owner because I wanted to be my own boss and provide clients with the best possible veterinary care.
My goal with every patient visit is to develop a personal relationship with every owner and to treat each pet as if were my own. Also I like to educate every owner about the best preventative health care for their pet.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the Ohio State University in 1969 and my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1973.
In addition to owning Milford Animal Hospital, my wife Donna and I have 2 rescue cats, Joey and Charlie and 2 rescue dogs, Annie and Archie.
I have two sons, Jon and Eric.
Jon and his wife Katie have one daughter named Callie.
Eric and his wife Chris have two sons, Jackson and Beckett.
I have hosted a weekly, live, radio call-in program called "Pet Talk" on 550 AM, 55KRC, every Sunday from 5-6 P.M. since 1990. I am a veterinary consultant for the W.F. Young Company that makes Missing Link and other animal related products.
I led seven mission trips to Matamoros, Mexico to treat and care for the local dog population.
I do try to treat people the way I want to be treated and to be the best Christian I possibly can be. I wake up each day hoping I can be the kind of person my pets think i really am.
What are the top 3 to 5 things that set you apart from other practices?
The top things that set us about from other veterinary clinics are great staff, great caring compassionate doctors, highest quality medicine. We take time to personally know our clients in our 30 minute appointments. We have lots of CE for all doctors and staff. Treating all patients like they are our own. We have superior anesthetic monitoring and protocols to assure the best possible outcomes. Relationships with different specialists to help with difficult cases.
When a pet first arrives at your veterinary practice,what are the first steps you take to make that pet feel totally at ease?
During a pets first visit we put the owners and their pets in an exam room as quickly as we can. The staff and doctors love on the pets and offer tasty treats.
What motivates you to go above and beyond basic pet care with the services and approach you provide?
I want to be the best clinic in the entire area and be proud of the care we provide. Strive to get only five stars on our reviews.
If I am a first time client, what can I expect during my visit?
We will let you fully explain why you are here then do a complete nose to tail physical exam. Explain our findings, our recommended treatment plan and an estimate of cost if necessary. Lastly we will ask if you have any further questions.
Why do pet owners continue to come back to your practice for their pet care needs?
Pet owners continue to come back because we provide superior care and we really do care!
What are the specific services or areas of expertise found at your veterinary practice?
Some specific services/areas of expertise that we have here are digital radiology, in-house labs, therapy laser, surgical laser and ultrasound.
What is your approach to teamwork and communication?
Our approach to teamwork and communication are daily morning and afternoon rounds prior to seeing patients, monthly staff meetings, open-door policy for complaints.
If you could only describe your veterinary practice in three words, which would you choose?
Compassion, caring, and great communications.
We always strive to get better at what we do. Complacency is not in our vocabulary.