Q & A with Dr. Annie Price, Ormewood Animal Hospital
Why do you think it is important for businesses to support the communities they operate in?
I live in East Atlanta, and it is EXACTLY a one-mile walk from my front door to the door of the clinic! Knowing your neighbors and spending time together is one of the most important reasons to be alive. Community is essential.
Why did you locate your practice in Ormewood Park?
I wanted to work in a close, enthusiastic neighborhood of animal lovers--and Ormewood Park offered just that AND a great location. There is ice cream just across the parking lot!
What does Ormewood Animal Hospital offer the community that differs from other animal hospitals?
I started my practice so that I could run a small, independently owned local business. I wanted to be a part of a community that cares for each other and supports each other. I longed to get back to the roots of community medicine and care.
And about that name: Do you only deal with emergency medicine? Or do you offer standard veterinary service also?
We are a general, small animal daytime practice that offers preventative medicine, treatment of disease, surgery, and dentistry. Our pro bono work is wildlife rehabilitation.
Quick! Give me 5 words or phrases that describe your staff.
Honest, diligent, compassionate, funny, and full of integrity.
What is the best thing that’s happened at your practice recently? One of our older kitty patients came in with obvious central nervous system (brain) changes. I referred her to a neurologist who found a brain tumor on her MRI. They performed a craniotomy and removed the tumor! It was benign, and the kitty is recovering beautifully. I can’t stop smiling about this.
Bonus Question for Dr. Price: If Ormewood Park were an animal, which one would it be?
A little Pitty Mix with a tail that doesn’t stop wagging.