Pet hospital trauma

Reading about the eviction of Canine Connection dog daycare by Dr. Dean Graulich in last week’s paper is disheartening and troubling. It raises questions about the ethics and character of the doctor who only a few months ago gained control of his second pet hospital in the area, Malibu Animal Hospital. Many in the community saw that as an unscrupulous takeover, evicting long-time owner Dr. Nancy Smith. And now Dr. Graulich, after repeated assurances to Canine Connection that their continuation was assured, has a pulled a “Pearl Harbor sneak attack” giving the dog daycare just days to vacate or be trespassers on the property.

What is happening here? Since I can remember we’ve had numerous choices of pet care, animal hospitals and animal services in Malibu. Moves toward monopolizing veterinary care does not serve this community, nor does forcing out the well respected and loved long-time Malibu owners and staff of Canine Connection.

Let us hope Dr. Graulich will reconsider. It will serve all of us. Including Dr. Graulich. For goodwill in the community will bring much more business than greed and steamrollering over everyone to “run it all.”

Jeff Jensen

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The Malibu Times is the first newspaper in Malibu, serving the community since 1946.

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