What goes into keeping your pet healthy? Community members had the chance to have that question answered Sunday.
The Thompson Animal Medical Center hosted an open house to showcase its facilities. Tours looked at their newer technologies in veterinarian practices. The Coulee Region Humane Society also brought pet therapy dogs, and staff was on hand to meet the community.
This is the organization’s 38th year of practice. Owner Tom Thompson says he couldn't have found a better location.
"We went down God's Country Hill once, you get past Tomah and you start looking toward La Crosse, and the decision was made before we even stepped foot in La Crosse,” Thompson said as her remembered when he first picked the location.
The La Crosse Police Department's K-9 units were also in attendance. Since their inception, Thompson has volunteered his services to them free of charge. He says it's a way to give back.
"It's kind of nice when you can do your part for the community,” he said. “The community has been so good to my wife and I at the clinic, and personally it feels really good giving back, and that's a natural way for us to be able to do it."
All proceeds from the event go back to the Coulee Region Humane Society.