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Ribbon cutting held at Startown Veterinary Hospital

Ribbon cutting held at Startown Veterinary Hospital

NEWTON, NC (June 6, 2011) -- A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new Startown Veterinary Hospital in Newton on June 6, 2011. Newton Mayor Robert A. Mullinax, along with other City officials and staff, welcomed Dr. Matt Pennell and his wife Beth to the area. The business officially opened on May 18 and is now accepting new “patients.”

The animal hospital specializes in the treatment and care of a wide variety of small animals, including dogs, cats, rabbits, rats, ferrets, reptiles, and other exotic animals.

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A grand opening and open house is planned for Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Catawba County Animal Shelter, Humane Society, and a dog trainer will be on site that day. A microchip special will be available for only $25.

Dr. Pennell has been in the veterinarian profession since age 16 when he served as a veterinary technician. He has served as a veterinarian in the Hickory area since 2005.

Hours for Startown Veterinary Hospital are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The new animal hospital is located at 2421 NC Hwy 10 West in Newton at the Startown Crossroads.

For more information, call (828) 464-3067 or visit www.startownvet.com.