A third generation veterinarian, Dr. Patrick Jones grew up around the family’s veterinary hospital. As a youngster he started working in the kennels and it led to the desire to one day open his own hospital.
On Nov. 10, 2022, his dream came true, and he opened Portside Veterinary Hospital. “I chose this area because it is in my local community of Long Point Road and it allowed me a large blank canvas to build my dream hospital.”
With everything from wellness visits to urgent care and surgery, Portside offers a full service center for four-legged family members. They also offer alternative integrative therapies for common ailments, such as medical laser therapy.
Dr. Jones’ passion for veterinary medicine runs deep and he strives to serve all family members with care. “We stand out by spending the extra time it takes to ensure every client feels heard and understood and they walk out knowing the ‘why’ behind our recommendations and treatment plans. We believe in creating long-lasting relationships with every client and patient.”
Dara Liberatore-Sawczuk has been going to Portside since they opened, however her fur baby Argus has been a patient of Dr. Jones for three years. She can’t say enough good things about the care Argus has received.
“I do not think a bedside manner is only important for humans, but for our fur babies too,” Liberatore-Sawczuk explained. “It is not just Dr. Jones who has the perfect bedside manner, but every member of this team. Each of them is loving, caring, compassionate…and they all go above and beyond at each and every visit. This is not just a career or job for them, it’s a true passion.”
Three years ago, when Argus needed surgery, Dr. Jones was able to calm the family’s nerves. “Dr. Jones was so caring and took the time to hold our hands through the process and to explain everything that would happen. He gave us time to sit with Argus beforehand and called us when the surgery was over so we could go visit.”
She happily added, “Dr. Jones was also in the crate cuddling Argus when we arrived, and he stayed with Argus until we were able to get back and pick him up – they were both outside on a walk.”
Erin O’Connor said Dr. Jones is on the cutting edge of veterinary medicine. “He is devoted and would rather treat his patients than make them go to the after-hours clinic. He is committed to his animal patients and their families. Dr. Jones is amazing!” she enthused.
Portside has 6,000 square feet of expansion space that currently provides an area for fearful patients to acclimate to the hospital in a comfortable setting. In the future, Dr. Jones plans to add a state-of-the-art canine and feline rehabilitation center and potentially a doggy daycare facility for clients.
To find out more about Portside Veterinary Hospital visit portsidevet.com.