Country Lane Veterinary Services will celebrate 30 years in June

Posted 3 April 2020 at 8:36 am

Press Release, Country Lane Veterinary Services

Provided photos: George and Iva McKenna have worked together at Country Lane Veterinary Services the past 30 years. The business is located at 15202 East Barre Rd. Country Lane in 2018 was named the Orleans County Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year.

BARRE – What do Seinfeld, Family Matters, Polly Pockets, the GameBoy, The Little Mermaid and Country Lane Veterinary Services all have in common? They all got their start in the year 1990!

That year on April 1 Dr. George and Iva McKenna opened the doors of Country Lane Veterinary Services. God has blessed the business with successes and challenges, going from a two-person operation to currently having eight employees (and continuing to grow).

George and Iva are excited to be celebrating their 30th year in business, and are looking towards a bright future. Dr. George McKenna shared, “30 years! Feels like 5; and no, I am not going to retire.”

Iva says, “We have been so blessed to get to know the clients, and their wonderful pets. It is so much more than just a business.”

Country Lane Veterinary Services would like to say a sincere thank you to all of their clients, staff (current and past) and the wonderful community that provides the chance to grow and serve!

The past 30 years have gone by quickly, and the Country Lane team really enjoys the opportunity to take care of your pets. Everyday the team at Country Lane strives to live out our motto of “Healthy pets live happier longer lives which makes the pets’ lives, the owners’ lives, and our lives better!”

To celebrate their 30 years of business, Dr. George and Iva McKenna would like to invite you to a celebration on June 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. with delicious food, ice cream, raffles and more. Kids will be able to perform teddy bear surgeries, a great photo opportunity.

In addition, the animal hospital will be open for tours, and our team will happily answer questions about our equipment, and our practice, Dr. McKenna and Iva may share a few stories. Should this event have to be cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, we will look forward to still celebrating in an online/social media format.

George and Iva McKenna are shown in the early years of Country Lane with three of their four daughters. This photo is from around 1993. The three daughters from left include Caton (Conde), Kerri (Richardson) and Betsey (Cunningham). The youngest daughter, Jenny, wasn’t born yet.

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