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PETS CAN TEACH US A LOT ABOUT FAMILY.

FOR INSTANCE, THEY REALLY KNOW HOW TO APPRECIATE THE SMALL STUFF, LIKE A WALK AFTER DINNER OR AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE, SUCH AS ROLLING AROUND ON THE FLOOR WITH THEIR OWNERS AND GIVING PLENTIFUL LICKS. AND IF WE GIVE THEM A CHANCE, THEY’LL EVEN TEACH US HOW TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER: JUST AS THEY LOVE US, SIMPLY AND PURELY WITH NO ULTERIOR MOTIVES, MIND GAMES, SECOND GUESSING, GUILT TRIPS OR GRUDGES.

t is this connection between humans and animals, the way they leave their paw prints on our hearts, that attracted Dr. Amelia Knight, Dr. Jennifer Meth, and Dr. Ann Prior—all practicing at Lakewood Veterinary Hospital in Mooresville, to the field of veterinarian medicine. All of the veterinarians at Lakewood focus on nurturing that family spirit. They do that by not only providing their patients with the most progressive, highquality, integrative care, but by recognizing that the humananimal bond is a mutually

beneficial one that positively influences the health and wellbeing of both people and animals. Explains Dr. Meth: “I am so fortunate in my job. Each day, I get to strengthen the bond between pets and their owners. It starts with the very first puppy or kitten visit, and continues all the way through routine care, difficult medical conditions, and even emergencies. But in every case, I have the privilege of seeing firsthand how each of the pets I care for adds to the lives of their families.” Dr. Prior agrees: “Making a positive change in an animal’s life and then also in their people's lives is a major perk!”

All three of the doctors were also attracted to the field of veterinary medicine for the opportunities it provides for constant growth. The world of veterinary medicine has seen drastic technological advances in the last 20 years that have not only led to better treatments, but also to faster and more accurate diagnoses. For instance, the practice offers cutting-edge K-Laser Class IV laser therapy treatments that use modulated infrared rays to help reduce pain and speed the healing of inflamed or damaged tissues. In addition, both Dr. Meth and Dr. Knight are certified specialists in acupuncture, which although one of the oldest methods available to SEPTEMBER 2017 |

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Lake Norman Woman September 2017  

Lake Norman Woman September 2017

Lake Norman Woman September 2017  

Lake Norman Woman September 2017

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