‘It was really difficult to say goodbye.’

Dr. Kim Girouard had been working as a veterinarian in Keizer for over 30 years before announcing his retirement in April (Submitted).

For more than three decades, Dr. Kim Girouard has been a staple of the Keizer community.

Girouard has worked and co-owned the Keizer Veterinary Clinic — now Veterinary Centers of America — since 1985 and was instrumental in developing . . .

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