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COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, we have moved to a temporary "curbside" protocol. If you have an appointment, please give us a call from your vehicle and we will send a technician out to you. If you are picking up food or medication, we will deliver them to your car.

We are currently scheduling routine care roughly 4-6 weeks out in an effort to make room for emergencies and/or sick patients. Boarding and grooming has been closed until 4/30/20, or further notice, as we are following the government recommendations to keep only the essential portion of our business operating.

We sincerely thank you for your support and cooperation.


Dr. Rita DeMeuse, DVM

Dear Tender Touch Community,

After years of dedication and countless contributions to the wellbeing of pets, Dr. Rita DeMeuse, has decided to step away from her professional pet care endeavors to tend to her own senior animals and family. For many years she has cared deeply for her patients and treated them as she would her own. Leaving was not an easy decision for her, and she will miss you all greatly. She would like to acknowledge her clients and extend her deepest gratitude for those who have valued her as their veterinarian. She is humbled by the outpouring of affection with which you have bestowed upon her while performing her life’s work. Caring for your pets has brought her great joy. She leaves here with many wonderful memories of those experiences.

Dr. DeMeuse built this stunning facility and grew Tender Touch into the incredible hospital it is today. We will continue to honor her legacy in every way that we can. Years ago, Dr. DeMeuse began a monthly vaccine clinic. On the last Sunday of every month, she would offer a free exam with discounted vaccines to the community. We will be continuing the monthly Dr. Rita DeMeuse Vaccine Clinics, in her name, in an effort to fulfill Rita’s life-long mission: to give every animal the opportunity to receive the preventative care that they deserve.

Thank you for allowing her to pursue her passion for so many years.

Sincerely,
Dr. Rita DeMeuse and the entire Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital Family