To the Higgins family,
Thank you for being a part of Bella's life for the past 10 years.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate everything all of you have done.  Bella and I were very lucky to have all of you help take care of her.
All the best,

Dear Dr. Quarrles and staff,
I wanted to let you know that Kato passed away peacefully at home last night with a belly full of ice cream and peanut butter, and heart full of love.
Thank you for 7 years of attention and care and support.  We really appreciate it.  He's somewhere up in doggie heaven now.  Chasing squirrles and taking lots of naps.
Love, Chris and Kato the Greyhound

Dr. Benjamin Quarrles,

As her veterinarian, we appreciate the service you provided to our dog Angie.  Unfortunately, Angie is no longer with us.  She was a wonderful part of our lives for the last 11 and 1/2 years and Silvie, Katherine, and I wanted to thank you, and all the wonderful professionals at Higgins, for the care and service provided to us.  
Thank you, Silvie and Steven


Dear all of the Higgins family,
Words cannot convey all the blessings and love that all of you showed Falcon in his last hours on earth.  I'll never forget the look in his eyes as he knew Dr. Quarrles and James were trying to help him. 

Bless Dr. Quarrles, Dr. Damiana, James and Felipe for their deep compassion to me and Falcon.  Also blessings to Tricia, Laura, Julia, Arielle, Adele, Beatriz, Antonia, Enrique, Marshall, Melissa and Gus.  

Again, thank you for all the love during a very difficult time. Positive karma will bestow all of you!
Keith Freeman                

Dear Dr. Damiana,
Thank you for your condolences for Perro.  He was a huge part of our family and he is missed everyday.  Thank you for being there to let me know that he was sick to prepare me for what was to come.  Your kindness and compassion will not be forgotten.

Dear Ben Quarrles & Higgins Animal Clinic:
Thank you so very much for taking care of our 'boy' Ody for the past 12 years.  We always felt we received tremendous service, and Ody always felt comfortable in your care.  And although the end was incredibly painful last week, the vet who assisted Ody in his passing was very warm and understanding of our pain. 
We hope there will be another animal in our future, though no dog can ever truly replace Ody.  If so we will look forward to using your services again.
Thoughtfully and thankfully,
Ryan and Kate 

Dear Dr. Quarrles and Higgins staff,
the loss of a pet is never easy, but the care, attention and support you provided to us and Booger made a very difficult situation a little easier.  Thank you for guiding us through this and for all the care you've provide over the years.  You are truly amazing at what you do.
Eric and Phil (Booger's Dads)

Dear, Dr. Quarrels and Staff,

I would just like to say Thank You  for your compassion and caring this week when I had to have Lola rest forever. 
Lola lived a full life but due to a terrible accident of someone having a large dog off leash and running to us jumping on us Lola fell out of her doggie bag and broke her jaw. She was a fighter and she fought 2 weeks after accident so for this im blessed I had more time with her.
I miss her as she went everywhere with me. We visted nursing homes and I also  took her to my classes when I taught children. She had a lot of doggie friends in Lakeview.

A hug to Higgins for all your compassion.
From Rebecca

Dear Dr. Damiana,
It's wonderful knowing people as kind and considerate as you are.  Jerry and I can barely begin to express how grateful we are for the commitment and compassion you showed while caring for Shelby Lynn over the years and especially during her difficult final months.  The support you and all the staff at Higgins - from the welcoming receptionists to your caring assistants to the doctors who stepped in when necessary - means the world to us.  I am certain our little girl is warmly smiling down on you from a place of peace.
Thank you for all you've done,
Jerry and Wayne

 Recently I had to make the difficult decision to end the suffering of my sweet girl, G.G. two years ago.  I also brought my other beautiful girl, Betty, in as well. 

In both cases everyone at the clinic was so kind, especially Dr. Damiana and Julia.  I just wanted to thank you!  Knowing they were in such caring hands made all the difference in the world. 

I also wanted to share with you pictures of my little sweethearts in happier and healthier times.  

Thank you so, so much!
Julie G.  

To all the veterinarians and technicians and all the staff
who worked so hard to keep Bernadette alive these past 8 years, thank you so much for looking after my pet.  She was a very special little cat.  I don't see myself getting another cat, but if I ever did I definitely would be back at Higgins. 
Again, thank you all for all your help.

Dear Dr. Quarrles and staff,
We just can't say thank you enough.  Hobie-Cat was where she needed to be and with those who took such wonderful and tender care of her all these years.  She would not have lived as long or as comfortable a life if it weren't for you!  We've been so blessed by all you do.
With love and gratitude,
M.E. and Katie, Gus and Raggs   


Dear Dr. Quarrles and Beatriz,
Thank you so so much for helping me to let Sam go to heaven peacefully...from home, not scared, but on our couch with me by his side in his bed that he loved.
The compassion, comfort and strength the two of you offered to help me and Jim with our final goodbye to Sam was so appreciated.  Thank you so much! 
Janelle     Sam         

Dear Higgins Animal Clinic,
I wanted to say thank-you for the sympathy card and follow up phone call from Dr. Quarrels. Sassy's passing was a difficult one for me. She helped me through a difficult time when my mother had passed. Now I am mourning her passing. Her body has passed. Her memories and sprit are in my heart.
I have family and friends to help. And I was actually headed into your office before deciding to go to  the emergency vet. She was suffering and not doing well at all.  I will miss her dearly, always.
She was such a special friend. She will always be in my heart and thoughts.
Thanks again for everything,

To our Higgins family,
There are truly no words that can express our gratitude for all that you have done for us.  Our babies, Chico and Roxy, were cared for and loved by you all and it will never be forgotten.
We are healing from this devastating loss, but are comforted knowing that our precious "Bullie Babies" are playing together at the Rainbow Bridge.
In time, we will add to our family again and when we do, we will come back to receive the love and care that we know only you can provide for us.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts,
Ric and Rowena

Dear Higgins Staff,
Thank you for all the time that you allowed me to spend with my dog, Mixoflix, during his final hours.



Dear Dr. Quarrles, Dr. LaVigne, and the wonderful staff at Higgins Animal Clinic,
Thank you for being there for me when the time came to let my little Fez go. He fought a short but valient fight against lymphoma. As big as his spirit was, his tiny body just couldn't keep up. The staff at Higgins was so kind and truly helped me through one of the hardest things I have ever had to do.  It is strange to come home to a quiet house without that petite animal (with such a huge voice) running down the hall to greet me, not to have toys dropped at my feet in an attempt to play before I even have my coat off, and to sleep in a bed no longer (somehow) monopolized by a 7lb cat.
In the future, when it is time, I plan on bringing a new fur baby into my life. It is a comfort to know that there are compassionate and caring people just up the street at Higgins ready to help me care for my new little buddy.
Thank you,

Dear Dr. Damiana and all the staff at Higgins,
Tim and I can't thank you enough for everything you did for our sweet Beau.  Although it has taken far too long for us to convey our appreciation, we have been thinking of your support often.  Right from the start of us finding out about his cancer through to the end, you were a constant source of information and comfort, and we are so thankful.  We will always smile as we think of "Dr. D" as Beau's Seinfeld buddy, and are grateful for everyone's time committed to his recovery from surgery.
The lovely basket of plants you sent us is a wonderful reminder of our guardian angel Beau.  We are still missing him terribly but take great comfort in knowing he had the best care possible.  Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and for sharing our happiness at bringing Miss Maddie into our home!
All the best,
Nancy and Tim                                                            

Dear Dr. Damiana and the rest of the staff at Higgins who worked with my dear Gracie,
Thank you so much for all of your work, but most of all the loving care you provided for my dog Gracie.  Many wonderful people have passed through her life the past 14 years, and I find it truly a miracle that she met all of you right here at the end.  She was so fortunate to have so many people love her.  Thank you for being a part of her life, and for taking such good care of her at the end.  We will never forget your kindness and gentle care. 
Kelly and Deanna


Dr. Roberts,
There are no words to describe the sincere appreciation for all that you have done for Chico and my family.  A lifetime would not be enough to repay you.  Our emotions are still raw from losing our beloved Chico, but I know that it was best.  The care that he received from you and the love that you shared with him is one of the reasons he was able to survive so long.  For that, we are forever grateful.  We are taking it one day at a time.
Thank you again for everything,
Rowena and family.


Dear staff,
I wish to thank you all for the care you gave to my beautiful dog Ruthy during her recent and sudden illness.  Even though we were unable to save her, I never doubted the quality of care she received from both of the attending doctors.  A special thank you to Sandra, who exhibited a level of compassion and tenderness towards myself and Ruthy that really made a difference.

Dr. Quarrles and all the wonderful staff at Higgins,
Thank you all from my heart for the many years of kind, caring treatment for Dike.  Whenever I brought him to the clinic, I always knew he was in wonderful hands!  Because of you - all of you - Dike lived a long, healthy and great life despite his first few months of abuse before he was ours.  I cannot and will not be able to thank you all enough!!

Much love and many thanks,
Savannah & Dike (D.K.)


Dr. Quarrles and staff -
I just wanted to thank you all for all of the care you were able to give my kitty, Trouble.  You gave me 3 1/2 more months with him from that fateful night I brought him to you.  In those months, you all showed such dedication and compassion for his well-being, along with complete accessibility.  I think he was given the best care he could have in his last few months, and for that I am forever grateful.  But the one thing I am most thankful for is that in his last hours, you and your staff were able to co-ordinate coming to our house last minute to help send him on his way peacefully in his own home.
I can't begin to express how much that meant to me, but more so to Trouble.  You allowed him the most comfort and peace we could give him in those difficult final moments.  So thank you for that and everything you did for him.  My appreciation runs deep.
Melinda W.


Dear Higgins Animal Clinic,
I just wanted to thank your staff for the wonderful and caring service you provided myself and my pet. I came in this morning as a first time client to have my beloved pet rat put to sleep. I received great and sensitive care and am really appreciative to all of the staff that I dealt with today. Your care really made a horrible and an upsetting experience the best it could possibly be. I will definitely be coming back for further care for my future animals.
Thanks again, Emily



To the Higgins Team,

Thanks very much for the plant and great card/comments about Zack.  You've truely been a second home for him and an extension of my own family at times.
Thank you all,





To our special friends at Higgins,

Our family is deeply touched by the many years of care and love you have given to our precious boy! 
He was lucky to have you and we thank you for every visit, every treat, and for your expert care.

We love you guys,  Amanda, Robert and Alfie


Dr. Roberts,
We wish to thank you and all your staff for the tender care given to Milo on his last day.  It was difficult but necessary.
Milo's Family

Dear Dr. Quarrles and Higgins Staff,
We wanted to sincerely thank you for the kindness and respect you showed us and our dog, Stella, on our visits.  Though the diagnosis of Stella's leukemia was so suddy and scary, we felt she had the best care she could have gotten in her last days.  We so appreciate that you took time on your days off to keep us informed.  We miss Stella very much, but your kindness made the process much easier. 
Thank you, so much - Stella's Mom and Dad
We love the paw print that was sent! Thank you - it is such a nice memento of Stella!