My little Gracie was born with Megaesophagus, a condition that usually shortens a pups life to just a few years even with the best of care and lots of devotion. I was new to the area and discovered Dr. Smith and Chatahoochee Animal Clinic by reviewing the information on Kudzu. Gracie was now 10 years old and considering her medical condition had lived a happy and very long life mostly due to her shear determination to be normal and stay ahead of the rest of the Schnauzer clan in our household. Dr. Smith immediatley relaized the severity of her condition. He diagnosed her with Pneumonia through xrays and lab tests. He thoroughly explained that her condition would be very difficult to treat due to the complications associated with her Megaesophagus. He gave me all of the infomation that I needed to make a decision in a very professional and also compasionate manner.After following his treatment plan, Gracie slowly recovered to once again take her place as leader of the clan.