NORTH ORANGE ANIMAL HOSPITAL
LLOYD B. BEARDEN, DVM / “DR. BUCKY”
JACLYN N. MELICHAREK, DVM
CHAD M. BEARDEN, DVM
To our valued new and existing clients and community:
As we move into our 6th year of business at the North Orange Animal Hospital (NOAH), we are so thankful to this community and the surrounding communities for welcoming us and supporting our mission. Buying a business in 2017 in, let’s say, the sweet years of our lives (ok, officially senior citizens) did not happen without a lot of consideration. The world of Veterinary Medicine had certainly begun to see drastic changes prior to our move to ownership and has certainly changed even more due to the pandemic. It is important to us that each and every client and employee of NOAH know that we consistently recognize that we could not do what we do without each of you. We are moved by the compassion and devotion you show to the pets that depend on you as well as the many, many strays and lost/found animals you allow us to serve. It is true that it “takes a village” to raise children, and the same is true for our furry family members. We do so look forward to the plans that we have for future growth and increased availability. We appreciate your patience as the world tries to return to what the new normal will be. We apologize that there may be a delay in making non-emergency appointments and hope that everyone agrees that we must prioritize appointments for the animals that present with serious health issues. We are incredibly proud to have two amazing associate doctors who share our love for the profession and who continue to amaze us with their skills. If you have not met them yet, you most certainly should – they are awesome. Our staff is incredible!
Finally, we are doing all that we can to see as many clients daily as possible. We kindly ask that returning clients/patients who are not under duress and/or are being seen for a regular annual exam, PLEASE allow us to continue to serve you curbside as we are challenged with limited space and exam rooms.We can balance both sick and well animals more effectively and efficiently if we are able to limit the number of people inside at one time. Please understand and trust that if you ask to come inside and we are not able to accommodate you, it is because there are ill patients that are needing to be kept uncompromised and away from others. We welcome you to request an in person visit with your pet and know that we will accommodate if at all possible.
Again, thank you for trusting us with your pets and for allowing us to consider you friends.
“Dr Bucky” & Lorrie Bearden