I’m sure you’ve driven past Regional Animal Care Center hundreds of times, but what you probably don’t know (as the new sign is still under construction) is that Dr. Jerome Yorke has retired, and Dr. Robert Kendrick has purchased the practice.
Dr. Kendrick and his wife, Marsha, bought the clinic in late January 2016. A graduate of Oklahoma State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Kendrick has been working in Sand Springs for the past 10 years, and elsewhere four years prior. Now he’s ready to settle back in Claremore with his own business. Marsha is an art teacher at Roosa Elementary (she’s one of the teachers who helped invite the Busy Bars that you’ve seen on the news!) and the commute is much shorter this way.
Since Regional Animal Care Center has been around for years and years, the name will remain the same, but Dr. Kendrick is putting new life in the place with new décor and his own style of medicine. He is known among his patients for being not only informative, but also able to explain situations thoroughly in layman’s terms. In fact, he’s had several of his Sand Springs patients follow him to Claremore! His goal as the new owner is to elevate the already high standard of care that longtime clients of Regional Animal Care Center have come to expect.
The clinic caters to dogs and cats with the usual services: grooming, vaccines, yearly exams, rabies vaccinations, sedation dentistry, certificate & tags, and new puppy care. There is a small pharmacy on the premises to save clients time and money. The facility also boasts an in-house diagnostic laboratory and a complete operating suite.
One of Marsha’s first projects is to add some pizzazz to the boarding area. If a client has to board a pet, he wants to know that the furbaby is in the best possible environment. Marsha wants to make the area as comfortable and homey as possible for both client and pet. As part of the fun, she’s going to name the different boarding areas things like Sooner Suite, Cowboy Casa, and Burrage Bungalow, as a nod to her sweet friend, Carter Burrage. (Marsha was Carter’s para at school, and when the family moved away, she promised that she would name one of the areas after him. She’s a woman of her word!)
Regional Animal Care Center employs a friendly staff of seven, including groomers, vet techs, and receptionists. They’re here, they’re open, friendly, and excited to serve the needs of your dogs and cats.
The Kendricks are eager to get involved in the community, and they’re helping a group of Claremore Girl Scouts earn their pet care badges. The girls will visit the clinic after hours and learn about the basics of how the vet practice works.
Regional Animal Care Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7a – 6p, Wednesday from 7a – 1p, and Saturday from 8a – 12p. From what we can tell, Dr. Kendrick is the only veterinarian in town who works on Saturdays.
Be sure to let Dr. Kendrick know how happy we are to have him!