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Vet clinic opens in downtown Ironton

Dr. Philip Abbott examines Miles, a patient, at the new animal clinic located in downtown Ironton at 714 Park Avenue.

Dr. Philip Abbott examines Miles, a patient, at the new animal clinic located in downtown Ironton at 714 Park Avenue.

 

All creatures great (maybe not too great) and small are now welcome at the Victorian-style house at 714 Park Ave., AKA, the Ironton Animal Clinic.

“We will see just about anything,” said Dr. Philip Abbott, the vet at the newly opened clinic.

Abbott is a Catlettsburg, Kentucky, native with his veterinary medicine degree from Auburn University. He recently practiced at an animal clinic in Morgantown, West Virginia.

This is the first time there has been veterinary services for small animals in the immediate Ironton area since Dr. Lewis Motycka closed his practice.

The clinic is a joint venture among Dr. Mike Dyer, Dr. Steve Walker and Dr. David Pinkston with the goal of serving small animal owners between Chesapeake and Wheelersburg and up State Route 93.

“There is a pretty large span with no vet service,” Dyer said. “This is for convenience and closer vet care. The Ironton area is underserved and Ironton is growing. We think it is a good growth opportunity to bring more business to Lawrence County.”

Besides dogs and cats, Abbott will also treat birds, reptiles and such animals as hamsters. There are no services for large animals such as horses or livestock.

The clinic will offer basic treatment along with surgeries and diagnostic care.

“All services will grow exponentially,” Abbott said.

For more information call 740-442-7228.