July 31, 2020
After lots of consideration, I have decided to somewhat retire. 
What’s the Point of Retirement? Retirement has traditionally involved a brief period of well-deserved rest after a lifetime of backbreaking work. But today’s retirement offers a chance for a whole new life. Whether you retire at age 62 or even 70, you likely have a lot of years ahead of you.
I will not be available for appointments or emergencies for approximately nine months. I will miss working on your animals and working with you. When I decide to end the sabbatical, I may decide to formally retire.  
There are many good veterinarians in the area. 

Thank you for letting me care for your animals.
Dale. R. Rice MS DVM