#repostsave@kittydevorerescue ・・・ In Loving Memory Dr. Mike Zareski, DVM.
On Saturday, December 9th, 2017, a charter plane went down due to engine failure in Clairemont in San Diego county, California. The pilot attempted to land the small plane in a school yard. The plane was carrying three other passengers. The plane was successfully landed but the pilot was unable to control the speed or the brakes. The plane collided into a house and both the plane and house caught fire. Thankfully, no one was inside the home at the time of the crash although the 16 year old poodle owned by the family who lived there was outside in the backyard. It’s unclear if the dog perished in the fire or if he got spooked and ran off and has yet to be recovered. The pilot and the female passenger, Dr. Dawn Stelling, visiting from New York to attend a veterinary conference here in California, survived.
The other two passengers did not. Dr. Stelling’s husband, Robert, died on the scene. The other passenger on that plane who didn’t survive happened to be Dr. Mike Zareski, DVM - the owner and director of #westernveterinarygroupin Torrance, California.
Dr. Mike, as he was known to clients and staff alike, was kind, understanding, compassionate, knowledgable. He was great with animals and people, alike.
My personal experience with Dr. Mike was when I got a foxtail stuck in my paw, but also helped my family when my big dog brother crossed the #rainbowbridge. Sympathies to his beautiful family and to the staff @westernveterinarygroup.
Dr. Mike was such a good man who did so much good for many.
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