Fire Pushes Vet to Complete Dog Spay in Street

After a fire erupts in a veterinary hospital, a vet is forced to finish dog’s surgery outdoors.

Posted: October 20, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

Dr. Mark Jasmine, owner of Jasmine Veterinary Hospital in Springdale Borough, Penn., had to finish a dog spay surgery in a parking lot after a fire erupted at his clinic on Thursday, Oct. 11, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Jasmine, whose family lived on the second floor of the building, had already completed a cat spay surgery and was in the middle of spaying a dog when his three sons, ages 3, 4 and 8, alerted him of the fire.

After evacuating the building with his sons, the cat and dog, Jasmine finished the spay surgery on a makeshift operating table in the parking lot of an auto repair shop next door, the newspaper reported.

No person or animal was reported injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Jasmine had operated the clinic for about 20 years.


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mcrea   lickskillet, AL

10/21/2007 8:38:42 PM

First class vet! What else could be done?

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k   Spring Valley, CA

10/21/2007 9:53:55 AM

thanks for sharing

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Donna   Limington, ME

10/21/2007 6:12:06 AM

I am glad no one was injured, and that is dedication, thank God that the dog came through also!

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Miranda   Waller, TX

10/20/2007 9:15:30 AM

I think that is really cool.Well not about the fire but that she was able to finish the spay.

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