Saturday, September 13, 2003

Daughter of longtime Mason doctor opens animal hospital in hometown

By Nancy Young
Enquirer contributor

MASON - The daughter of a doctor who served Mason residents for decades now is offering medical services for their pets.

Veterinarian Ruthann Fox Carr has opened Mason Family Pet Hospital, located at 770 Reading Road (U.S. 42) in the Mason License Bureau building.

The full-service pet hospital will include spays, neuters and vaccinations as well as surgery. There's drop-off service, and Trish's Loving Clips, a pet grooming service, will also operate on the premises.

Carr holds degrees from Miami University and from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. This is her first private venture after 13 years as an associate at Beechmont Pet Hospital in eastern Cincinnati.

Although her business is new to Mason, Carr is a native of the community.

Her late father, Dr. Thomas E. Fox, started his family medical practice in 1955. A street is dedicated to Fox at the site of his practice.

"My father was a well-known Mason figure, delivered babies for Mason women for over 25 years, was named Citizen of the Year in 1974, a grand marshal of the annual Heritage Parade, and earned numerous awards prior to his death in 1998," Carr said. "I can only hope to be as well-liked and respected by my pet-owning clients as he was by his patients."

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