Dr. Barney examines Marlee, a 14 weeks old, Toy Poodle. Barney and Russum won Best Veterinarian's office.
Best veterinarian: Barney and Russum Animal Clinic
In Fairfield: 2255 Boynton Ave.
Hours: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday by appointment
The staff and veterinarians at Barney and Russum Animal Clinic in Fairfield treat animals as if they were their own, says Georgie Weber, head tech at the clinic. “It’s a caring practice,” she said. “The client is very important.” Weber, who’s worked at Barney and Russum for 16 years, said the clinic also benefits from a veteran staff. “We have a continuity,” she said. The Fairfield veterinarians who provide a great place for animal care provide a great place to work as well, she said. “I couldn’t have worked in a better environment,” Weber said. The general small-animal practice sees not only dogs and cats, but birds and reptiles as well.
Runners-up: Sunset Animal Hospital