Dr. Franklin is a wonderful person as well as a dedicated and conscientious vet. She personally calls me to check on my 1.5 +/- year old baby, Ra, a white American Shorthair stray I found in the streets last December. He has put her research skills to work, and she has successfully gotten him through some tough times including steering us toward the successful treatment of a serious heart abnormality. We love Dr. Franklin and Shepherd Springs Animal Hospital!