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Veterinarian Ross Henderson has a unique way to calm frightened animals that come to his office. He pulls out his guitar and sings them comforting tunes.
The 28-year-old veterinarian works at the Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado, and has found himself the focus of a great deal of media attention lately after a video of him singing an Elvis tune to a scared patient went viral.
In the video, a pup named Ruby is curled up on the floor at Dr. Henderson’s feet as the doctor leans against the wall with guitar in hand and starts singing “Fools Rush In.”
“Sometimes your patient just needs you to go the extra mile to make them feel comfortable when they’re here for the day to have surgery. Dr. Ross has mastered the technique and sweet Ruby was so thankful for that,” the video caption reads.
Henderson thinks the music, and the individual attention, helps the animals feel calmer and safer while they are at the hospital, which can be an unfamiliar and sometimes scary place to be, Henderson told TODAY.
Watch the touching moment shared between Dr. Ross Henderson and his adorable patient Ruby in the video below.