In veterinary medicine, mentors have a strong influence in shaping the way we practice. Even more importantly, positive mentors in our field help us to approach our profession with pride and integrity. I have been blessed with several wonderful mentors during my career. Over the last 7 years I have had the privilege of working alongside Dr. Larry Owen here at Alexandria Animal Hospital. I have been so appreciative of his guidance in both the veterinary medicine and the business aspects of this job. He has left a legacy and some big shoes to fill. The staff and I hope to continue to serve our clients and patients in the way they have come to expect through the strong foundation that he has established. We invite you to stop to congratulate Dr. Owen in his accomplishments and to wish him well as he steps into retirement. Please take note of the details below.