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Dr. John Sheperd

Margaret Goodrich: July 26,2015 7:20am: Our experience with Four Loving Paws has been wonderful. We feel as if Dr. Sheperd and his staff care for our pets as much as we do. He talks to us but his hands are always lovingly petting our Boomer or Abbey. There is no one else we would rather have caring for our loved ones.

Margaret Goodrich:  August 6, 2014 7:34 pm:  We have been seeing Dr. Shepard for our pets since he has opened. When our Angel slid on the kitchen floor and broke her leg, we immediately to her to Dr. Shepard. Her back left leg was indeed broken near the hip. Because of her age of 14 years, he said that the surgery would most likely not be successful. They took very good care of us and were so compassionate in their care of our Angel. When we laid our Angel to rest, I looked around and the staff were tearful and empathetic in feeling our sorrow. We have two more dogs and two cats that also get the "loving" care from Dr. Shepard and his staff. Thank you to all of you for being who you are and may God continue to bless your hands with kindness and healing.

Ruth and Andrew Reynolds:  October 31, 2013 11:19 am:  This is a very thoughtful expression of a testimonial we received from a wonderful couple:

We are gracious to be able to help our patients and our clients as much as we can and the love and admiration received back from all of you fills our hearts with joy!  I can't thank you, our clients, enough for your support!

Jeff Johnston:  August 24, 2013 12:32 pm: We came to Four Loving paws after years of using another vet when Oreo was sick and no answers were being found . Doctor Shepard was great and did everything to help find a answer including after meeting us at the office after hours when she went blind and lame .Oreo was found to have cancer but she got her sight back and we had a couple good weeks before having to put her down . When we got Lexi from a rescue there was no doubt who would be her vet . Very caring people Your Pet deserves the best Your pet deserves Four loving paws.

Jim Stanley:  August 24, 2013 12:27 pm: In the ten years we have been taking meticulous care of Jessie, our Yellow Lab, we have not found a more caring and professional vet clinic than this one. Keep up the great work.

Jim and Diana said:   July 21st, 2013 3:34 pm: We just had to sign the guest book again and let all the folks know just how wonderful Dr. Shepard is. On Sunday we had taken our girls (dogs) out for a ride and the baby (Juliet) was sitting on my lap. When we got home, I opened my door and the little sweetie jumped before I could catch her, landed wrong and broke her front leg. I called Dr. Shepard as I was sounding like a distraught crazy lady and he told me he would meet us at the clinic as soon as we could get there. He immediatly went to work taking xrays and then spent several minutes reassuring us and explaining in great detail what he would be doing to help our baby. We just can't sing praises loud enough for our new vet and hope many more folks use his services with the special care he gives all his patients and their distraught families. Thank you so much Dr. Shepard for all your kindness and compassion and for the wonderful job you are doing.

Jim & Diana said:   July 18th, 2013 10:46 am: We've been using our old Vet for the past 12 years but decided after reading Dr. Shepards guest book and all the wonderful comments, we thought go in, take a look around and see what all the talks about. Well, we took our pup in for a cough and was so happily surprised when we first walked in and saw the beautiful furniture, the wonderful smells and a tech sitting on the floor, loving one of the biggest dogs we've ever seen in our lives. We had virtually no wait and when the vet came in, he sat on the floor and started loving and comforting our dog. This was the first visit ever that our dogs didn't shiver with fear. I know after the sweet treatment plus the cookie, whe wasn't ready to go home. Needless to say we have a new Vet in Dr. Shepard. I will recommend him and his staff to all our family and friends.

Brian Mathis said:   December 21st, 2012 10:55 am: Hi all!! Just wanted to drop you a note and let you know we have been brushing our chihuahua's teeth every other day now and she has gotten to the point where she comes running when we tell her it's time to brush her teeth. She loves it! She was a little fussy at first but now that she is used to it it's no big deal. We use Pertodex natural toothpaste from Petsmart. It's peanut flavored so its like getting a little treat when she gets her teeth brushed. We are so greatful you have educated us on the importance of doggy dental care. Now Madge should have pearly white healthy teeth for many many years! Happy holidays and namaste to all!

Rev Frank and Angela Haines said:   November 29th, 2012 11:17 am: We love coming to visit with you with our dog Bonnie. You are a wonderful loving caring man and your compassion to our dog and to us is very much appreciated. Our dog loves it when you get down on the floor to examine her and play with her and our dog is 113 pounds. Your staff are very friendly and caring. The smell of fresh coffee first thing in the morning is wonderful and it's like a home away from home but more relaxing. Thank You.

Nancy Smith said:   November 4th, 2012 11:59 am: Dr Shepard and his staff are so awesome. You all are so compassionate and it's so obvious you all love what you do! Your office is the most relaxing place in Brazil. Thank you for all you do! You are an asset to our town.

Arin and Chris Scott said:   March 14th, 2012 10:17 pm: What a wonderfully refreshing place totaled your pet! Dr Shepard and his staff were so helpful and showed such compassion for my pet. I have not seen such a more caring group of people in my life! My favorite thing was when Dr Shepard got down on the floor with Gunner and loved on him and examined him! Usually your dog gets put on some cold exam table and squeezed, poked and proded. Not at 4 Loving Paws! You are AWESOME and I will most definitely be back! And anyone who will listen will know how great you all are!

shana surline said:   February 26th, 2012 7:12 am: Dear Doctor Shepard I am so Glad you could help my puppy Bella . I Truely Apprecate your help on getting her well again .... Sincerly : Shana.L.Surline :-)

Janice T said:   February 19th, 2012 5:57 pm: I am looking forward to meeting you & all your staff. I have read nothing but great comments, I truly hope you are everything I have read about. I have used another Vet in the area & I am very displeased with his services & prices.. I will be calling for an appointment soon.

Rob and Glenna Cheesman said:   February 19th, 2012 2:42 pm: looking forward to meeting you all

Debby & Dean Clingerman said:   February 16th, 2012 9:36 pm: What a great vet and staff. Welcome to Brazil. Had to take Little Rebel in for an emergency and Dr. John and his staff were wonderful.

April Molter said:   February 10th, 2012 11:47 pm: I visited four loving paws today as I accompanied my sister to take in her lil sammy and kitty smokey for their visit. I must say that I was extremely impressed with how attentive Dr. Shepherd was with them. I will be taking Our Boy Ty there for his vet care needs.

Heather McMains said:   February 5th, 2012 2:13 pm: We love Dr. Shepherd and his staff. We were very impressed with the facility and with the staff. We will highly recommend!

Don Gile said:   January 28th, 2012 1:23 pm We met Dr Shephard and staff at Rural king to have our Bichon's vaccinated today we were very pleased.

Michelle (Hull) Craig said:   January 6th, 2012 1:48 pm: Just want to say that my weenie dog, Perry, had his first visit at Four Loving Paws and Dr. Shepherd. Never before have my dogs had a stethoscope put to their chests NOR has any vet sat on the floor to examine my dog. lol It was a wonderfully refreshing experience for me and my pets! THANKS TO DR. SHEPHERD AND HIS AWESOME STAFF for making my pet feel comfortable!! And it smells GREAT inside the clinic, too!!

Kim Isbell said:   December 23rd, 2011 8:15 pm: So glad we waited to get a vet in the area until you were open. You don't see many vets get down on the floor with the animals & love all over them. You have a fan for life in Scruffy!

Patty Elder said:   December 6th, 2011 4:55 pm: iwill be nice to see new faces. hope my lilly will like you too!

Matthew Close said:   December 5th, 2011 12:58 pm: welcome to the doghther lola look forward to meeting you.

Janine & Greg Mullinix said:   November 17th, 2011 10:45 pm: Welcome to Brazil! What an absolute pleasure it was to bring our Sophie in for her ''getting to know you" initial visit! We were extremely impressed with your clinic, the friendliness of the staff, your knowledge, and fantastic way you treated Sophie. You truly have a way with animals, both pets and humans!!! Sophie is so excited to return for her dental procedure on Monday. :-)

Cheryl Basch said:   November 10th, 2011 6:45 pm: I took my dog in to Four Loving Paws this evening.....we definitely have a new vet. Dr Shepherd actually got on the floor with my boxer and let her lick him all over his face. If you are looking for a loving, kind, gentle vet, I highly recommend Four Loving Paws. He is a vet because he loves animals and it was very obvious :)

Sean, April, Sami & Taylor said:   November 10th, 2011 7:52 am: Welcome to the neighborhood! Brodie can't wait to come see her new Dr. tomorrow and Cleo/Ding Ding.

Krysta Hayes said:   October 19th, 2011 10:24 pm: Welcome!!!!

Diana Stromley said:   September 28th, 2011 5:55 pm: Good Luck and Welcome to Brazil. Diana and Fur Friends

Claudia S. Machall said:   September 12th, 2011 5:23 pm: Congratulations on the opening of your practice "Four Loving Paws"!!!

Brian Mathis said:   August 11th, 2011 12:15 pm: Hi John, we are looking forward to bringing our chihuahua in once you get opened up for business! Good luck and see you soon!

Lora Pilotte said:   August 9th, 2011 1:24 am: Welcome and Congrats on the opening of your practice

Charlotte Backfish said:   August 3rd, 2011 9:01 pm: Welcome to Brazil

Tammy Kunkel said:   July 9th, 2011 8:27 am: Hi John and welcome home!!

Bill & Jackie Price said:   May 28th, 2011 11:42 am: Love the website! Can hardly wait for you to open. Splash & Gage say "hey"1

Danny & Jamie Webster said:   May 28th, 2011 11:20 am: Hi John & Angie, Your website is awesome!! Can't wait...we are so excited for you and us!!!:-) Danny & Jamie


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  • "In the ten years we have been taking meticulous care of Jessie, our Yellow Lab, we have not found a more caring and professional vet clinic than this one. Keep up the great work."
    Jim Stanley - Brazil, IN