I want to thank all the kind people who helped me care for my dog Velvet, who was a lovely 13-year-old black Labrador mix. Dr. Ross and Dr. Everett of Animal Healthcare Associates were so compassionate, skilled and caring. Also, Dr. Williams of the Vineyard Veterinary Clinic who kindly responded to me at 4:30 a.m. and met me at the office at 5:30 a.m. to examine Velvet. Also, Tara Larsen, the office manager of Animal Healthcare who so patiently fit Velvet in for appointments and was so concerned and supportive to us. Thanks also to all the veterinary assistants in both offices who were so competent and caring. Sadly, Velvet passed on but received so much loving care I wanted to say thanks again to you all.

Tina Bowers
Guilford, Conn., and Oak Bluffs