Dr. Melissa O’Reilly Joins the Team
Longview Animal Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of a new Veterinarian, Dr. Melissa O’Reilly, to their team, beginning on December 4, 2017. Dr. O’Reilly graduated in May of 2015 from Louisiana State University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine and she comes to Texas from Virginia with her husband, Patrick, a mechanic.
The practice has experienced steady growth each year since Dr. Brian Foye took over in 2011 and according to Dr. Foye, “We’ve been stretching ourselves in different ways to care for all our clients’ fur babies. It will be so helpful having a second veterinarian to meet our growing needs.” In addition to enhanced appointment opportunities during normal operating hours, the addition of a second Veterinarian will enable the practice to extend their Thursday hours for full day operations and to open on two Saturday mornings each month, beginning in January.
“Many of our clients find it hard to schedule appointments during the work week and we’ve had requests for Saturday hours. We’re thrilled to have Dr. O’Reilly join us and we know our clients are going to love her”, said Jill Foye, Practice Manager for Longview Animal Hospital.
Dr. O’Reilly is looking forward to being part of the family at Longview Animal Hospital and to settling into the area with her husband and her animals. Their household currently includes horses, chickens and goats! “I’m so excited to get back to the South to be near family and friends. I believe I’ve found an excellent team to join and look forward to working with Dr. Foye and others at this well-established historic practice!”
The expanded hours on Thursdays will begin on Dec. 21 and Saturday walk-in appointments will start in January (2 Saturdays per month) from 8am to noon.
Longview Animal Hospital is one of the oldest continuously operating vet clinics in the area. The practice, originally named Longview Veterinary Hospital, was established in 1949 by Dr. Alec Sears. It has changed owners several times over its long history: Dr. Jack Clayton (Owner from about 1950-1954); Dr. Bob Terrell (Owner from 1954-1994); Dr. Christina Odum (Owner from 1994-2011).
In 2011, the practice was taken over by Dr. Brian Foye. Located at 2500 Estes Parkway, just south of the location where Estes divides and turns into High Street and Mobberly Avenue, the clinic offers updated state-of-the-art medical equipment and a full spectrum of Veterinary Services including diagnostics, surgeries, dental cleanings and extractions, vaccines and boarding. Learn more about Longview Animal Hospital at their website at https://www.longviewanimalhosp