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The Animal Clinic, opened by Dr. J. J. Crouch in 1945, is as much of a Glasgow landmark as the Barren County Courthouse, located less than a mile away from the clinic’s 719 W. Main St. address, right where Crouch set up practice at the end of World War II. But a static location hardly means a static business, says Webb. “There was a livery stable on the square, and Dr. Crouch practiced out of the livery stable while this was being built,” Webb says. “People asked Dr. Crouch why he built this so far out of town. It’s less than a mile from the square, but this was on the outskirts of town back then. Now you can’t turn around without bumping into a bank or something.” Webb actually worked with Dr. Crouch briefly. After graduating from Michigan State University in 1991, Webb came back to the town where he grew up and began working at the Animal Clinic with Crouch and his partner, Dr. Bobby Guilfoil. Webb later bought Crouch’s 50 percent interest in the business and eventually bought out Guilfoil to become the sole proprietor. The Animal Clinic is now a three-veterinarian practice, with Webb and Drs. Jeremy Creek and Benjamin Owsley heading up an 18-person staff. Now a maze of offices, kennels, CONTINUED ON PAGE 36 Glasgow-Barren County, Kentucky: Illuminated 37