More than just staff at Animal Medical Center…
One thing you’ll see when you visit Animal Medical Center of Lubbock is that we have lots of furry friends hanging around. Some are here permanently as part of our staff and some are just here before they find a forever home.
McLovin is one of our clinic cats! Yes, he’s different! He is a sphynx and has no hair. He is very friendly and often visits clients and patients while they wait in exam rooms. His favorite thing to do is to curl up on the dryer underneath a mound of blankets.
The day after Margo passed, this little guy was brought in by a good samaritan client. He had no home and was ill. We chose to adopt him believing Margo sent him to us! He recovered quickly and has been with us every since. Named McFly (nickname Nugget), this little guy loves to terrorize McLovin. Ironically, he also has taken Margo’s duty of warming the microscope chair!
Blood Donor Dog aka our Super Hero
County is our present blood donor dog. He started his position in 2015, after being adopted from Lubbock Animal Services.
He has undergone extensive testing to ensure his safety and each recipient’s safety. He is a universal donor, meaning his blood is safe to be given to any dog, regardless of the recipient’s blood type. He is also screened routinely for the common tick diseases as well as for heartworms to ensure that no disease is transmitted during a transfusion. Additionally, we screen County ’s blood to ensure that he is able to maintain normal organ function and has adequate red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells.
He has a happy life here and gets lots of attention. Our kennel staff routinely exercises him, plays with him, and works on basic obedience with him.
He nearing the end of his service time. He will be placed for adoption into a loving home after his service here is over. Until then, we will continue to give him lots of love and treats for the invaluable service he renders to so many of our patients desperately in need of a blood transfusion.
Retired Canine Blood Donor
Tank is a retired in house blood donor dog. He served here at AMC from 2012-2015 and has saved several lives. Presently, he is enjoying retirement in his new home!
Retired Canine Blood Donor
Rascal served as our blood donor dog from 2009-2012. Just like Tank, he went through all the same testing and was a universal donor. He saved many lives during his time with us. Mandi adopted him so you might still see him up front from time to time with the receptionists.
Margo was found by a previous technician in 2008. Sadly she passed away unexpectedly in late 2019. We miss her demands of water from our pharmacy sink and her warming our clinic chair in front of the microscope. RIP Margo!