Angel Martin — Veterinary Nurse

Location: Lawrenceville, Georgia

We became part of the Russell Ridge Animal Hospital family through unfortunate circumstances but now consider the events leading up to our introduction to be a true blessing. As a new rescue organization with no budget, when we encountered a senior bloodhound with an advanced mammary tumor at animal control with her card already flipped (kill listed), saving her seemed impossible. We reached out to many places asking for assistance, including our regular service providers, but were turned away. In what became an extraordinary moment in our organization’s history, Angel Martin with Russell Ridge Animal Hospital, where we had no previous relationship, agreed to fund the surgery through their CARE Fund (Companion Animal Rescue & Emergency Fund) just based on photographs. Today, this bloodhound, who had been hours away from death, is healthy and has found her forever home.

Some months later, another of our hard-luck cases was accepted by the CARE Fund and had survived a bullet wound to his head. Angel is an integral part of an amazing clinic staff that prides itself on community involvement. Some of Angel’s other exceptional contributions include organizing an annual 5K event to grow contributions for the CARE Fund, hosting a pet pictures with Santa event and maintaining the clinic’s active social media presence. Angel is also an integral part of the hospital’s AAHA accreditation, 4.9 out of a 5.0- star rating on google reviews and multi-year “Best of Gwinnett” award wins.

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