Fire Pushes Pittsburgh Vet To Complete Spay In Street

A fire at the Jasmine Veterinary Hospital forced Dr. Mark Jasmine to finish a dog spay in the parking lot.

Dr. Mark Jasmine, owner of Jasmine Veterinary Hospital in Springdale Borough, Penn., had to finish a dog spay in a parking lot after a fire erupted at his clinic last Thursday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.

Jasmine, whose family lived on the second floor of the building, had already completed a cat spay and was in the middle of spaying a dog when his three sons, ages 8, 4 and 3, alerted him  to the fire.

After evacuating the building with his sons, the cat and dog, Jasmine finished the spay on a makeshift operating table in the parking lot of an auto repair shop next door, the newspaper reported.

No one—or animal—was reportedly injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Jasmine had operated the clinic for about 20 years.

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