Woods End Equine Veterinary Services celebrates 10 years

| 11 Jun 2013 | 05:56

Lauri McGaughran, owner of Woods End Equine Veterinary Services in Sussex announced they will be celebrating 10 years in business providing veterinary services for horse owners in Sussex, Warren and Passaic counties of New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y. and Pike County Pa.

Woods End Equine Veterinary Services is located at 67 Rose Morrow Road City in Sussex and can be contacted at 973-209-4994 or woodsendequine@hotmail.com.

How did you get involved in the business?

"Dr. Lauri McGaughran has had a love of animals, especially horses since childhood. She graduated from Purdue University with her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2000 in the top 10 percent of her class. She opened up Woods End Equine Veterinary Services in 2003, dedicating the business to the equine species which includes horses, mules and donkeys."

What is the most stressful time of day for your business and why?

"The most stressful times of our business are emergencies. They are stressful for the horses and owners because they usually involve a life threatening situation. We respond to these emergencies promptly to provide the medical care needed."

What is your favorite part of being in business?

"Meeting our patients and their owners, and keeping them happy and healthy from the very young foals to our geriatric patients. Watching our performance horses compete in shows and do well."

Share your most rewarding customer service story ever:

"Our team attended to a horse with laminitis. Laminitis is a disease of the foot and can be life threatening in the horse. We provided intensive medical care, worked along with the farrier services of Ken Warren, and the dedication of the owner we were able to save this horse from an early death. The horse is now expected to make a full recovery."

Tell us about family involvement/sacrifices in the business:

"Emergencies can happen at any time. Dr. Lauri and her technicians, Kerri Bergested and Jen Ewald need to work long hours and sometimes don't go home at regularly scheduled times to meet these critical needs of our horse patients and clients."

What is your favorite book, movie, video game, tv show, etc. Why?

"James Herriot."
What hobbies do you have when you are not working?

"Riding horses and gardening."
Who has inspired you the most, and why?

"Dr. Adams and Dr. Hawkins of the Large Animal Clinic at Purdue University."