Leonidas, the loveable 4-year-old German Shepard, can often be spotted running around Rolling Hills Veterinary Hospital. His owner, Amanda (photographed above), decided he was the perfect dog for her because of his temperament, and the employees at Rolling Hills enjoy his company because of how well-mannered he is.
Although the hospital offers overnight boarding, day care and extended-stay kennel services, owner Greg Jagdfeld says the facility is still primarily a hospital.
“Anything you can imagine, we do,” Greg says. “Preventive care, vaccinations, annual checkups. Our focus is on medicine.”
Greg, who colloquially goes by “Dr. Greg,” says he started off working in human medicine but switched to veterinary medicine because of the diverse range of experiences the field offers.
“By being a veterinarian, you get to do everything,” Greg says. “Surgery, radiology, clinical pathology, everything, and you also work with people and their pets. I work just as much with the people as I do the animals.”
And though the hospital supports all types of pets, animals and furry family members, Greg and his team have always had a soft spot for rescue animals. A number of his employees even foster animals while organizations around Columbia look for permanent homes for them.