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Peachtree Hills Vet In Running For Top Dog In Vet Contest

Jul 30, 2015
Dr. Jones shows one of his client's children how to exam their pet's foot.
Courtesy of Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital

Pet owners know how important it is to have a good veterinarian, just as important for many, as having a good medical doctor.

But is your vet in the running for the title of “America’s Favorite Vet?” If he’s Dr. Duffy Jones of Atlanta’s Peachtree Hills Animal Hospital, he is.

Jones, a veterinarian and president of the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association, is one of 20 finalists in the annual contest sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation.

Beverley Petrunich, co-owner of DoGone Fun, a day care and boarding facility, visits with some of her clients in Chicago. Experts say doggie day care contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest.
M. Spencer Green / AP Photo

The same strain of dog flu that caused a Midwest outbreak appears to be spreading in metro Atlanta.

Several area veterinarians have confirmed cases of canine influenza. It's also been seen at day care and boarding facilities. Jennifer Hunt with WAG-A-LOT in Decatur said her location hasn't had any cases yet but is taking precautions.