October 18, 2021

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Pataskala vet Crock shares gorilla, horse and rock and roll reminiscences

A Pataskala veterinarian who gained his 15 minutes of fame in the course of a gorilla transportation is retiring.

Joseph Crock, founder of Animal Clinic of Pataskala, has officially retired and passed the baton to new owner Justin Harris.

Crock and Harris, equally initially from Zanesville, also go back in a mentor-university student fashion.

Crock and his wife, Nancy, began establishing the practice, continue to situated in the similar place today at 65 S. Most important Avenue, in 1973, shortly soon after his graduation from the Ohio State University University of Veterinary Medicine.

Pataskala, Crock explained, was a incredibly different town then… However a village, there weren’t a lot of targeted traffic lights there were being a ton of horses, nevertheless.

In those people early days, before later on concentrating his exercise on tiny animals – mainly pet dogs and cats – Crock remembers getting a young physician who created his identify by conserving a horse.