#ThankAVeterinarian on Veterinarian Appreciation Day™

Hi my furiends!!! Along with today being Father’s Day, is also Veterinarian Appreciation Day!!!   I have always loved my Vet and Mom and Dad are super impressed at the way I am the PERFECT GENTLEMAN when I go there!

Cody and Dakota at Vet

Mom thinks the reason I am so good at the Vet comes from the fact that my breeder was a Veterinarian (well, she STILL is!), and Mom thinks I got used to being poked and prodded from puppy hood. Plus, she thinks I got used to the smells that are associated with being at the Vet.

Now I love our Vet because he is an exceptionally kind, caring, compassionate and honest person. Whenever I see him, he speaks to me and touches me in a way that shows nothing but love. I KNOW he loves me and has my best interest at heart, so I am pretty relaxed when I go there. In fact, my Vet says that I “take things in stride” when I go there! Many times since I am groomed at the Vet too, I get a shot on the same day and Mom and Dad aren’t even there when I get it because they know I am fine there and that I completely trust my Vet.

Mom, Dad, Cody and I are grateful to have “Dr.Smiley” as our Vet. There are MANY, MANY times that he has gone above and beyond, returning Mom’s frantic calls,  even when he was on vacation.

Veterinarians are dedicated, caring people and today is the perfect day to show them some love!

Veterinary Appreciation Day collage

If you aren’t as lucky to have a fabulous Veterinarian as we are, check out the  Four Tips To Find The Perfect Veterinarian . 

Barks and licks and love, Dakota


  1. Angel Foley, Pocket and River Song says:

    We appreciate our vets as long as they are not sticking anything up our butts

    • Dakota says:

      your comment made my Mom LOL out loud!!! BOL!! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Kismet says:

    You probably can’t wait for “hug your squirrel” day.
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  3. Rachel says:

    We have a great vet for the cats (cat-only vet), but we’ve always bounced around for our dog. 🙁 He’s had three back surgeries and we LOVED the neurologist, though. But she wasn’t a regular vet.

  4. Vets are such special doctors. We love our vet too! ♥
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  5. I’m more with Cody at that front… but I say thank you too that the vet solved my stomach problem…and that she read good things in the recycled food I gave her 3 times :o)

  6. Having a vet that you love and trust is very important. I’m not as happy about seeing my vet as you guys are☺
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  7. Emma says:

    My sisters and cat bro Bert love going to the vet. I don’t know what is wrong with them! They are nice people, but I don’t like what they do to me at all!
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  8. Your Dr. Smiley sounds like the best veterinarian around, Dakota!
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  9. We love our vets, too! We’ve been taking our girls to the same vet for 17 years – since Kissy was still with us – and last year he hired a young we vet to work with him who is just as wonderful as he is.
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    • Dakota says:

      You are deeply, deeply blessed! We have been going to “Dr.Smiley” for almost as long as you have been going to your Vet, we are truly blessed, aren’t we?

  10. What a lovely dedication to you vet! He must be so grateful to have a well-behaved smiling Sheltie like yourself as his patient (and Cody too of course)!
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  11. I love my vet too!! The only thing I don’t like is the cold counter that I have to stand on. Sometimes they have a rubber mat that helps.
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    • Dakota says:

      that counter IS cold! Our Vet only uses that rubber matt for kitties I think. Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Jan K says:

    We are lucky too, but mostly lucky that our veterinarian is so patient with our crazy crew! 🙂
    You are such a good boy, Dakota, and it’s so great for you that you don’t mind going there!
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  13. Father’s Day AND Vet Appreciation Day together?! Wow…what are the odds that those two besties shared the day. Canine-grats on having the best day and the best vet, Dakota! 💞
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  14. You are blessed to have such a great vet. Our vets seem to change a lot at VCA.

  15. we have a wonderful vet too. and not only because he saved bailey’s life. he is the most caring and dedicated vet we’ve ever had. people who love their jobs are better at their job and you can tell he LOVES his job. before bailey came into our lives, we had kibbles. she had so many problems throughout her life and he got her through every one, until cancer took her from us, but she was with us for almost 15 years! i doubt she would have lived half that long with any other vet.
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  16. We are very blessed with our Vet. While there are several vets in the town we live in Mom insists on crossing the border to the Vet her parents used and she is amazing. Dog Dad loves the fact there are no stupid questions she treats ever question as something that should be answered. If you asking it it’s because it is something you don’t know and because you care about doing the right thing for your dog. That attitude makes for a much more stress free experience.
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  17. D’Art used to love going to the vet too. Teddy and Luna are a wee bit more anxious, but nothing huge…they just aren’t convinced that it’s just as fun as going to the park!
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  18. Definitely, have to thank all the vets in the world – because that’s a very specialized field!!! Taking care of man’s best friend = VERY important!
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  19. I am glad you love your vet! I have a good one too:)
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  20. Veterinarians are very special humans who care for us as much as we care for them! Happy to hear that there is a day to celebrate veterinarians! Thanks for sharing your story.

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