Meet the Office Pets
Tripod came to Nelson Animal Hospital as a homeless barn cat who had an unfortunate run-in with a horse. He required surgery to remove a badly broken hind leg and is now our three-legged clinic buddy. Tripod loves attention and tends to follow the staff and patients around the clinic. He particularly likes dogs and was very fond of Austin - they would curl up together for hours and after Austin passed Tripod was very depressed for a few weeks. He is back to his normal self now, and you can often find Tripod hanging out in the reception area moving from client to client or trying to sneak treats from the treat jar.
Minnow is our resident snuggler. She lives at Nelson Animal Hospital full time and has the very important job of offering staff members a good cuddle whenever they need it – a job she is excellent at!