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Microchipping
Over 20 million pets are lost every year. The microchip is the BEST way to prove a pet’s identity. It tells a shelter that the pet does have a loving home and helps prevent euthanasia or adoption before the rightful owners can be found. Having your pet(s) microchipped may help your pet find his or her way home in the event they are ever lost.

The Doctors and staff at Snake River Veterinary Center are committed to providing the best possible health and wellness services for both large and small animals in our community.  Our mission is to treat each client with respect, honesty, and friendliness while treating their animals with the care and compassion they deserve.

 

History
The Snake River Veterinary Center moved to its current location in August of 2003 after an extensive remodel of the former Limbaugh home, located on Whitley Drive.  The Limbuagh home was originally constructed in the late 1800’s. The Spainower family was the original owner and sold the home to I.V. and Emma Daisy Limbaugh in the 1930’s.  I.V. was a fruit grower and lived in the house with Daisy and their children, Lawrence and Ouida, until he passed away in the 1940’s.  Daisy moved in with her daughter, Ouida and her husband, Theodore Reins. 

 

 

In the 1950’s, the home was rented to the Vaughn family who owned the Gayway Bowl, formerly located at Gayway Junction in Fruitland.  In 1961, Lawrence Jr., an orchard man like his father and grandfather, and his wife Barbara, remodeled the house.  Together they raised their five children Mark, Tom, Lori, Chris, and Cathy at 401 N. Whitley Drive.  Barbara remained in the house until around 2001.  We are fortunate to have our veterinary hospital located in a Fruitland landmark.  We enjoy hearing client’s stories of how they spent time socializing with the Limbaugh family when they lived in the house.  There are reminders everywhere of the house’s history including an old boiler, children’s growth charts, and paintings on concrete floors.  We hope you enjoy this wonderful old building as much as we do.

 

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