Letters to the Editor

'Tragic loss'

We are very saddened to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of Dr. Roger Gfeller. Our puppy, Kodi, was extremely ill last year, and we credit Dr. Gfeller and his staff with saving Kodi's life.

Dr. Gfeller made Kodi his personal patient, even coming in on his day off to check on him. My husband and I were most appreciative of Dr. Gfeller's dedication, optimism, patience and especially the fact that he genuinely cared about his patients.

We don't know of many veterinarians who are honest or brave enough to tell a pet owner they don't know what to do, nor care enough to try to find the answers when an animal's life is at stake. Dr. Gfeller had all of these qualities and more. We are very appreciative and grateful that he was Kodi's guardian angel in his time of need.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Gfeller's family.

Joanne and Mario Madril, Fresno