Poppy, a golden retriever, receives some special care from the folks at Fairmont Veterinary Hospital.
Four years following his tenure as the Mountaineer, Moore joined his father, Jamie, at Fairmont Veterinary Hospital to care for the furry and four-legged.
Moore grew up helping dad by cleaning cages and walking dogs. The elder Moore graduated from the WVU College of Agriculture in 1971 and went on to earn a veterinary degree from Ohio State in 1975. He opened Fairmont Veterinary Hospital in 1979, the same year Scott was born.
“I grew up around the veterinary industry and was fortunate to see all facts of the profession well before college,” Moore said. “There was no real light-bulb moment for me to become a veterinarian. Over time, I realized I had the tools to be a veterinarian and felt that I’d be happiest being one.”
This is evident during one summer day at the office.
The work pace is steady as Moore and staff members bounce from one table to another treating pets for various ailments.
One of those creatures is Bentley, a white-and-black mixed breed dog, who’s undergoing an ultrasound. Bentley has been experiencing bladder and urinary problems, so Moore and company had to sedate him for the procedure. Moore placed a towel over Bentley’s eyes to calm him even more.
“It keeps him happy,” he said, as the vet gently petted the dog.
Later in the day, a less drowsy Bentley would reunite with his owner, Lorrie Bennett, of Lumberport.