(CBS DETROIT)– You’ve heard of doctors doing house calls, well, Dr. McKeithen does exactly that, except not for humans.
A few years ago, while in the process of opening her veterinary clinic, Dr. McKeithen was forced to pivot from a brick in mortar due to the pandemic.
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“I realized how helpful this could be because I saw so many animals without vet care, so many elderly and immunocompromised people or just people who didn’t want to go outside because of COVID,” the official said. Dr. Marcy McKeithen, owner of Motor City Veterinary Care.
Dr. McKeithen decided to go see them, and since early 2021 she has been making house calls, giving cats and dogs the care they need, like a 4-year-old Boston terrier/French bulldog scout, who received an exam at his Detroit home Tuesday. .
He did a great job, like most animals, she said, being in comfortable, familiar surroundings.
She is happy to be able to provide these services, and not only is she the only woman to do so in Detroit, but she is the only one of color.
“I’m often the only black vet people see, and I’m the only black female vet a lot of people have seen,” Dr. McKeithen said.
She says the fact that she was able to pivot her business during the pandemic and make it a success while being the only black woman in Detroit offering these services, she hopes to inspire the next generation of young women who want to become veterinarians.
“It’s good to be the only one, it’s good to chart your own course.”
Dr. McKeithen plans to bring in budding young veterans as she continues to do house calls and expose them to the animal care industry.
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