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Battletown Animal Clinic Now Offers Grooming

Battletown Animal Clinic has provided veterinary services to Berryville residents and their pets for 30 years. Now Battletown’s patients at the clinic can drop in as customers at the clinic’s new grooming salon for pets.

Located adjacent to the clinic on Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville, Battletown Grooming is staffed by Megan Flook and Ginny Birdsong, who together have over 10 years of experience in grooming. The high tech grooming salon offers lift tables, a large shower room, and quick dryers for a fast, comfortable experience for pets—all in keeping with the Battletown motto, “We pamper from nose to toes.”

Battletown’s medical services for pets include internal medicine, surgery, laser therapy, comprehensive eye exams, dental services, and lab services like EKGs, blood pressure screenings, ultrasound, and radiography. Battletown also offers small-animal intensive care for post-op and sick and newborn animals. In all, it’s a small-town vet offering large scale services.

“In caring for pets, we’ve always strived to be compassionate and caring,” said founder Dr. Jerry Henke, who opened Battletown in 1983. The grooming salon, he says, will offer the same level of care.

“It will be perfect for animals who are too big for their owners to bathe at home, also for those animals with sensitive skin,” said Henke.

Battletown Animal Clinic and salon is located at 3823 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville. Visit www.battletownanimalclinic.com for information. Call 540-955-2171 for the veterinary office. Reach the Battletown Grooming at 540-955-1151.

Otter Creek Millwork

Building booms come and go. Styles change, then revert back again. Through it all, one company has been a constant in Clarke County: Otter Creek Millwork. Founder Tom McCleod has been in the building business for over 30 years, many of them as the local certified provider of Marvin Windows and Doors.

“We do a mix of new construction, renovations, and additions,” said McCleod, adding that the additions and renovations form the bulk of Otter Creek’s business.

McCleod has worked with a range of high-end window and door manufacturers, but he is sold on Marvin. “I like the consistency in their manufacturing standards, and the support and service you get from the company,” said McCleod.

McCleod says he also likes the range of products available from Marvin, making it possible to fit every taste and budget.

About a year and a half ago McCleod’s son Matt joined the family business. “He had never had a big interest in the business,” said father Tom. “But I needed help, and he happened to be looking for a change after working at a big telecom company.” Now Matt handles sales and estimating so that Tom can focus on working onsite.

“In a small company, though, you do everything,” said Tom. “Matt does the sales, but he’ll also be on the job sometimes.”

Otter Creek is a Clarke County company, doing business also in Winchester, Frederick County and western Loudoun.

Otter Creek Millwork is located at 10 S. Greenway Avenue, Boyce, “just off Route 340, underneath the water tower.” Find them oat Facebook.com/OtterCreekMillwork, or see them online at ottercreekmillwork.com  Call them at 540-837-9351.