Why are women across the country suddenly talking about packing up their dogs and heading to Colorado?
Two words: Dr. Ross.
Ross Henderson is a 28-year-old, guitar-playing veterinarian at Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood, Colo. who sometimes sings to some of his more nervous patients.
Last week the hospital posted a video on its Facebook page of Henderson serenading a dog named Ruby with the Elvis classic, “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.”
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It’s a sweet moment. Henderson is sitting on the floor with Ruby who was nervous about her spay surgery. Her head rests on his legs as he strums and sings.
“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,” the Facebook post reads. “Dr. Ross has mastered the technique and sweet Ruby was so thankful for that.”
Ruby did well with her surgery and is now on the mend.
The video has been watched nearly 550,000 times since last week. “It was a special moment,” Henderson told the Today show.
Henderson works with his father and brother, both vets.
“Dr. Ross does this quite often with pets – his second passion is music,” the hospital’s manager, Darcy Holloway, told Fox News.
Most of the time the animals chill out, like Ruby did. “Whether it is just the one-on-one attention or the soothing melodies, we don't know,” she said.
Henderson and other members of the staff also perform for the office cat, Greg, though the vet told Today “I think he’s immune to it.”
Thanks to the video, Henderson is now the vet that People magazine “can’t help falling in love with.”
The New York Post dubbed him the “studly vet.”
Dr. Ross is fending off a lot of flattery from female fans. So many women wanted to know whether he was married that his wife, Becca, chimed in on Facebook.
Paws off, ladies.