Business

Lange success marked by love

Lange Animal Hospital to celebrate 40 years of caring for animals and their humans in Farragut, West Knox

Veterinarian Dr. Randy Lange is joined by his Golden Retrievers Josh Jr. “J.J.” left, and Josh 3.0, who accompany him to work daily.
A lifetime of love and commitment has led Lange Animal Hospital to a successful 40-year business in West Knox County, while also serving Farragut.

The practice, begun by twin brothers Rick and Randy Lange, first opened Dec. 26, 1977. Rick has since passed away, and the business relocated from a site that was condemned to make way for Pellissippi Parkway.

But the heart of the business has remained.

Randy Lange said the key to its longevity is simple: relationships.

“The customer service side is the most important thing — making sure your customers know how much you care,” he said.

He sets aside time daily to check on his patients, and their owners, even going so far as to follow up after helping pet owners who have to have their pets put to sleep.

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OsteoStrong to celebrate first anniversary

Ross Ledbetter, left, OsteoStrong of Farragut osteogenic technician and office manager, and Dee Matchett, OsteoStrong owner and osteogenic technician, demonstrate one of the machines at OsteoStrong of Farragut, 11110 Kingston Pike, in Aspen Square shopping center. They welcome the community to their three-day open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, Friday, Jan. 12 and Friday, Jan. 19.
OsteoStrong of Farragut is holding an open house to celebrate its first anniversary.

“I just want to say thank you to the Farragut community for making it a great first year,” said Dee Matchett, OsteoStrong owner and osteogenic technician. “I’ve found the Farragut community to be welcoming, very supportive.”

The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 11, Friday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 19, at the center, 11110 Kingston Pike in Aspen Square shopping center.

“I’ve got a gift for people when they come in, and we are giving free bone screening,” Matchett said. “So, people can drop in any time during those [open house] hours.”

She said the business has been growing steadily since it opened Jan. 11, 2017.

“I’m having more opportunities to do presentations,” she said. “One of my goals is to educate the community about bone health.”

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