Austin Equine grew into a busy two doctor ambulatory equine practice between 2005 and 2008. They bought a second vehicle, grew the staff and officed out of any number of odd abodes – a small animal clinic, a guest house, a dining room / garage combination and finally a trailer. You knew they had trailer somewhere in their past.
In 2007 they decided, "hey this is going great, and in this economy we can't afford not to build a giant equine hospital!" So they signed their lives away (I mean really, what was that worth to anyone?!) and got a loan and built Austin Equine Hospital. I don't like to give them credit, but it's a pretty darn nice place.
The Hospital opened in September 2008, just as the bottom fell out of the world economy, making for a real easy and fun first year. But a couple of good things happened that year – they wooed Dr. Joyce away from Colorado State University (she left Ft. Collins for here? Well, there's no accounting for taste) and your beloved narrator, DJ the donkey, showed up. You see, I was born without a navicular bone and my punishment for that, apparently, is that my owner's are now Drs. O'Gan and Evans. They did get me a friend, Lucy, who I love. She loves me, too, and she mostly shows it by pinning her ears and kicking me when I talk to her. That girl, always joking around!