This weekend after returning from the beach, I had a bit of a scare with my sweet, 4.2 pounds of fury Chihuahua, Sully. To spare the details, we went to the emergency vet around 4:30pm on Sunday. Finally, we were cleared to leave a little before 8pm - they were busy! Though sad to see sick doggies come and go, it was quite reassuring knowing I'm not the only one in Columbia who loves their dog like a kid. Unfortunately, things took a turn for the worse with Sully and we made a trip back to the emergency vet around 2:30am that morning (FYI - it's amazing how fast you can get out of downtown to the Piney Grove exit when you are the only car on the road - imagine that). I was the only one in the waiting room and we were in and out in an hour - this time I had prayed would be the last for the night/day. After Sullivan was all doped up on fluids and antibiotics, we were released to go back home and try to get some sleep. And sleep, we finally did. Whatever drugs the staff decided he needed put him to great ease and on the road to recovery.
Long story short, I am thankful for a place such as SCVSEC. I love my regular vet, Griffin Animal Hospital which is conveniently located 2 blocks from my office and a short 7-8min drive from my house, but it's nice to know there is a place to go no matter what hour of the night/weekend. We saw Dr. Bruner both times and her reassurance made me not feel like such a crazy person. Her calm presence made everything seem all would be well and my fur-child would pep back up the next day.
So, this is my shout out to thank SCVSEC and Dr. Bruner, you made my night a little less stressful and i'll sleep easier knowing you'll always be just a 20 minute drive away. Sully is back to full guard-dog status - barking at miscellaneous objects from the couch windows.
Lauren & Sully
Millennial. Southern. Professional, REALTOR in Columbia, SC.