Most dog owners know that finding the right vet for their beloved pets is an adventure on its own. We know that we only want the best health care for our furry family members. But aside from their skills and experiences, a good veterinarian should also have the utmost love for their patients.
Dr. Ross Henderson is a vet from Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Colorado. And he has gained quite a following for going the extra mile in showing his love for his patients. He knows that shelter dogs can get anxious and feel a lot of stress before surgery. To help calm their nerves, Dr. Ross takes out his guitar and sings them soothing songs.
A family that loves animals
Dr. Ross comes from a family that has animal medicine in their blood. His father, Dr. Anthony Henderson, and brother, Dr. Ryan Henderson, are veterinarians too. Dr. Ryan used to play his guitar for the animals as well, but ever since he developed a nickel allergy, his fingers couldn’t strum his guitar strings anymore. This leaves Dr. Ross the enviable task of calming down their patients.
Most of the time, Dr. Ross would take a dog bound for surgery and find a comfortable spot in their clinic. There, the good doctor and the dog would sit and relax. Dr. Ross would then select a song that would help the patient to mellow down.
In one of his videos, shown below, Dr. Ross is sitting comfortably on a futon by the corner. The patient, a scared dog, named Ruby, is resting her head on his leg, with his body lying snuggly under his thigh. The dog looks relaxed as Dr. Ross sings her a song. It seems that his technique is effective. Ruby is ready for her surgery. Watch the video below and other videos of Dr. Ross singing to his patients on their Youtube channel.
Source: Fox Hollow Animal Hospital via Youtube