Ladies and gentleman, meet the best vet you've ever seen.
Dr. Ross Henderson, of Fox Hollow Animal Hospital, has caught the attention of people across the country after video of him surfaced serenading a nervous pup headed for surgery.
“She was running around and jumping up on the kennel, whimpering,” Henderson said. “I had my guitar there, so I decided to sing to her. She calmed down and put her head on my lap. It’s a good testimony to how effective music can be.”
Sometimes your patient just needs you to go the extra mile to make them feel comfortable when they're here for the day to have surgery. Dr. Ross has mastered the technique and sweet Ruby was so thankful for that ❤ #FoxHollowVetPosted by Fox Hollow Animal Hospital on Thursday, April 27, 2017
“My guitar lives here now,” said the vet. “A lot of pets have never been to a veterinary hospital before, so anything we can do to love on them is good — especially considering how much love they give to us.”
The workers at the animal hospital have been using music to keep them calm for a while, but it's usually just singing. Now they've added instruments and it's even more effective.
But there is one animal who's immune.
“We have an office cat, named Greg, who’s immune to the music. It’s probably because he hears us singing so much. Other animals really respond to it,” said Henderson. “If we can inspire people to love on their pets by singing to them, then it’s a victory for sure.”