All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
This poem, originally envisioned as a hymn for children, was written by Cecil Alexander in 1848. The lyrics became hugely popular in the seventies when a British veterinarian writing under the name James Herriot published a series of memoirs about life as a country vet in England before and after World War II. The series was “required reading” for pre-veterinary students at the time and most of us of a certain age can easily quote the stories, we’ve read the books so many times.
Although beliefs in who the creator is and how creation came to be vary among us, Dr. Herriot’s fundamental values of meeting the needs of both the animals and the humans in his community continue to motivate us here at Chanticleer Veterinary Hospital, now in our fourth decade of serving our community. We walk in the world of wanting to keep you and your pets together for as long as possible, sharing as high of a quality of life as possible.