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SMVC News July 2021

Hello Dr. Stacia,

A warm hello to all of our clients and four-legged patients from TEAM SMVC. It’s been a long year for all of us and we are so grateful to be here, continuing to serve the St. Croix community from our beautiful veterinary hospital, boarding facility, and green space in La Grande Princesse.


Gratitude really is our Cat-ti-tude (pardon the pun 😺) at SMVC. And we are beyond blessed to be your partner in veterinary care. Our team is energized, passionate, and dedicated to providing you and your pets with the very best service and attention. Your pet’s health IS our passion. And at SMVC, we take a holistic approach to your pet’s well-being. From our full-service veterinary hospital to our pet grooming/spa and boarding/hotel amenities, our professional and friendly team members are at the ready to assist you with all of your pet’s needs.


While we continue to operate our curbside service (due to the pandemic) and are not always able to see our clients in person, we are feeling the love from our patients, and from you over the phone! We thank you for your patience and cooperation as we continue to adapt to a new level of service and keep our team healthy and safe. And we want you to know how much you all mean to us. Thank you for your continued support and for the love you give to your four-legged family members.

We appreciate you!

Dr. Stacia Jung, VMD

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New and Noteworthy

Grooming Update

We are pleased to announce that we are able to offer pet salon/grooming services once again!

Our groomer/veterinary assistant extraordinaire, Guilermo Encarnacion, (aka ‘Lito’), is doing a fantastic job offering a range of styles to dogs and cats of every description. With rave reviews from clients and lots of barks and meows from the four-legged peanut gallery attending the ‘pet salon’- Lito is often booked up weeks in advance!

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All grooming services include a bath, haircut, blowdry and pawdicure. And when your pet is booked for a stay at the Inn at Sugar Mill (St. Croix’s only stand alone pet hotel/boarding facility) grooming services can be booked at a 15% discount.

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Boarding - Speaking of pampering your pet….have you checked out our boarding facility/pet hotel- the Inn at Sugar Mill Veterinary Center? We are open for business and accommodating both dogs and cats in our celebrated and unique stand-alone, air-conditioned space.

In addition to their ample inside suites, dogs enjoy outside playtime in Solja’s dog park and hiking in our beautiful green space. Cat rooms are double-sided with private restrooms separated from their sleeping and eating quarters. Our boarding TEAM is super dedicated to ensuring that your four-legged family members enjoy a staycation vacation while you are away or enjoying some private time. 

Welcome, Jennifer!

We are pleased to announce that we have a CVT or certified veterinary technician on the TEAM. A warm welcome to Jennifer Thorton!

Jennifer comes from New Jersey and has an extensive and well-rounded background in veterinary nursing care and team training. Jennifer, we are so excited to have you on board!

Jennifer Thornton
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Meet Poptart and Prosecco! 

Two formerly feral kittens who appeared on Dr. Stacia’s back porch a month or so ago!

These two brothers have been neutered, vaccinated, and cleared for adoption. They are healthy and now super sweet and socialized. Give us a call to make an appointment to meet them. They are ready to go home with you!

Our adoption fee is a $50 donation to the nonprofit Sunshine Foundation. We would like them to be adopted together and to go to a loving home here on St. Croix. 

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SMVC is sporting a new and improved in-house laboratory from IDEXX. We are able to run a multitude of blood tests in our hospital laboratory and provide you with results the same day! With the most modern veterinary laboratory on the island, we are setting the stage for continued upgrades to the standards of veterinary on St Croix [... ]

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Volunteers Needed

We are looking for a volunteer group (Boy Scouts?) to help us build a new goat enclosure for our beloved resident goats, Noodles and Clementina! Calling all goat lovers! These two have been with us for years and when their house blew down in Hurricane Maria they just adapted to our makeshift shelter. Often grazing the grounds and ‘landscaping ‘ during the day, these two goaty goats need a safe enclosure for nighttime.

Drop us a note if you are willing to help!

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Sugar Mill Vet Center is an AAFP Silver Level Certified Cat Friendly Veterinary Practice (R)

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