Celebrating Thanksgiving at Longwood Veterinary Center
Dr. Andrews holds rounds every Thursday morning. She calls these her morning “huddles” and we, like dutiful school children, line up to attend even though some mornings we want to get started on our day, make those early phone calls, and check on recent blood work results before the parking lot fills up and our patients arrive. Despite our grumblings, we realize Dr. Andrews calls these rounds because she likes to connect with us and remind us of the core values Longwood Veterinary Center was founded upon; to be kind, show empathy, and always do the right thing.
Last Thursday marked the week before Thanksgiving and of course, we were all asked to share what we were thankful for. 2020 was a tough year, no one needs to be reminded of that. There was near unanimous agreement that we were all thankful for our health, the health of our loved ones, and the presence of immediate family in our lives. What was interesting to note is that every single person in the group of nearly 20 staff members participating in the “huddle” also proclaimed how grateful they were for the other Ladies of Longwood. Time and time again, we described each other as extended family.
Today’s world has become commercialized, computerized, and corporatized at an unprecedented rate. Many of these advancements are beneficial, improving and extending our lives, as well as helping us become more efficient and productive. However, some of these improvements are responsible for the loss of our individuality and personal connection to other people. Longwood Veterinary Center is proud to be a privately owned and managed clinic. We celebrate the strong bonds we have formed with each other and our clients. In fact, many of us have been friends and associates for over 20 years. We are grateful for each other and we are grateful for you.
We realize the steps we have taken to protect both the members of our Longwood Family and clientele from COVID have been trying at times. We take our core values seriously and to us, these protective measures were simply “the right thing” to do. We cannot thank you enough for your patience while we all navigate these uncertain times. Have a safe, healthy and happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Longwood Veterinary Center.