Blood Drive for Dennis Jenkins, D.V.M.

Dr. Dennis Jenkins, DVM
Dr. Dennis Jenkins, DVM

Dr. Dennis Jenkins, DVM

Few people are more important in a horse’s life than a vet – and no vet has been more important to the horses of Habitat than Dennis Jenkins. Almost 20 years ago, I asked him to be on our Board of Directors. Since that time he’s gone far beyond the call of duty in his service to our horses, our organization, our community and to all those whose life he has touched.

Dennis has been by my side through hurricanes and fires, through countless seizures, in and out of courts, in muddy pastures at 3 AM on Sunday mornings, always ready to do whatever can be done for the horses. I always take comfort in knowing that if there is any hope at all for saving a horse’s life, Dennis would do it. And not just for us – he cares deeply for each and every horse.

Now Dennis needs us. As I write this, he’s back in the hospital. It’s been a long time since he felt great. His road to recovery has taken a twisted path, from one problem to another. Now he’s at UTMB, one of the best hospitals in the country, and his docs think they have his medical issues under control. Walking out of the hospital and back to treating horses at his clinic is a real possibility.

“What can I do?” is an often asked question. For those of us in this community, here’s an answer – donate your blood. Paying it back to a man than has paid it forward with his dedication to the horses. If you do not live in the Houston, TX area – consider donating blood at your local hospital or Red Cross n honor of Dr. Jenkins. ~ Jerry

Click here to download Dr. Jenkin’s Blood Drive Flyer

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11 Comments
  • Marilyn

    My best to you Dr.Jenkins….prayers to you for a speedy recovery….and thanks for all you do for the horses…

    October 16, 2014
  • Debbie Stoutamire

    I had no idea that Doc Jenkins had been ill, and I am so sorry to hear about this! Peggy and Larry’s vet – Dr. Guitar, went into the hospital last summer for kidney problems and found out he had cancer of the pancreas. He’s better, thank God – but it’s so wrong that these wonderful men who care so much for the horses have to endure this. I will be praying for Doc Jenkins – the horses at the Habitat need him.

    October 16, 2014
  • Shirley Mix

    Doc Jenkins, I wish you all the best in your battle.
    You will be in my prayers.

    October 16, 2014
  • Carol Walker

    Praying for a full recovery Dr. Jenkins. We loved you from the start as Elizabeth got her own horse, Orion, and began showing him. You were not just our doc, but our friend.

    October 16, 2014
  • Heather Spencer

    Well, heck yes I’d donate blood to help Dr. Jenkins! I’ve gone to him for years and he’s gone “above and beyond” several times for several different medical cases! Can we donate sooner or is it best to wait for the organized blood drive? Thanks!

    October 17, 2014
    • jfinch

      Best to wait. The mobile unit will be at the bank just for his supporters

      October 17, 2014
      • Heather Spencer

        Thanks! Then we’ll see y’all there!

        October 17, 2014
  • KIMBERLY ADAM

    RJ and I will continue to pray for Dr. Jenkins..He is our horses best friend!~ Get well soon

    October 17, 2014
  • April Williams

    I am praying for you doc.. Get well soon!!!

    October 17, 2014
  • SHARON FREE

    The address for the blood drive is: Texas First Bank 12402 Hwy 6 Santa Fe. The hours were extended from 10:00am till 6:00pm. Thanks!

    October 17, 2014
  • Donna Coneley

    You’ve been so good to me and my horses and others I know. Thank you! Prayers to one of the most honest and caring vets I’ve known.

    October 17, 2014