Bring out the tiny smash cake and make a note in the milestone book: Springs Veterinary Care is one year old!

In the last year, we have gone from the new kid on the block to being one of the community’s most trusted veterinary practices in Dripping Springs. We’ve seen more than 700 pets, and our veterinarian, Dr. Amanda Smith, was so loved by the community that she was voted one the top two veterinarians in Dripping Springs’ Best of the Best 2018!

“At Springs Veterinary Care, we strive to build trusted relationships with our pets and owners,” Dr. Smith said. “Our goals are to strengthen the human/animal bond and increase the quality of life of our pets and their parents through progressive medicine and compassionate care.”

To celebrate the practice’s successful first year, and to practice what we preach about exercise, we are having a celebration! On October 13, we will hold the first annual Tails & Trails Fun Run and Walk. We’re starting with just a mile for our first anniversary, and hope to continue the tradition on each anniversary, adding a mile every year (though maybe capping it eventually!).

Event registration starts at 9 a.m. at Founders Memorial Park, and the run starts at 9:30. It’s fun for the whole family, including your fur babies. When you reach the pool at the end of the trail, feel free to let your dog jump in! The City of Dripping Springs is inviting four-legged friends to take a dip to cool off after the race.

Don’t have a dog of your own, or have a dog that doesn’t always play well with others? Borrow one from us! We will have some shelter dogs onsite for participants to walk – and adopt! – so that you can get your exercise and your altruism on all at once.

“We want to encourage our pet owners to get out and get active with their pets,” said Dr. Smith. “Obesity, joint disease, and anxiety are things we discuss every day, and we love the idea of getting active with our clients and their pets to help combat these common problems.”

The Tails & Trails Fun Run is a free event, so don’t wait to sign up on our website! The run is only part of the fun – there will also be food, music, raffle prizes, and other giveaways. We hope to see you there!