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In 1969, six years after his graduation from Veterinary School at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Alson Sears opened a store front Veterinary office under the name, Preventive Veterinary Medicine. "Chuck" began his long association with "Doc" in those store front offices. The design and construction for "Sears Veterinary Hospital" began in 1972, and in 1975 moved across the street to the newly constructed 3000 square foot building at 565 West Avenue I.

Long hours, hard work and great employees became the foundation for many happy years. Several young people who were kennel men and techs became Veterinarians. One tech is now a physician, another a dentist, another a horticulturist. Many others are teachers and Dr. Sears takes pride and pleasure in all of their accomplishments.

Retirement was not an easy choice for Dr. Sears. His love for his patients and their owners made it a difficult decision however, his life long partner and wife felt that age 70 was a great age to say thank you and put his stethoscope away. The memories he has of the office and all those who entered his life have left an indelible memory in his mind forever.

We are grateful that Dr. Sandeep Cheema and his wife Raman were excited to become a part of the Lancaster community and the new owners of the hospital. Their desire to continue the work that was began so many years ago is evident in the constant improvements they make to Sears Veterinary Hospital.

AL and Ruth Sears