Steve Hopkins, DVM: I Can Judge Someone’s Character By The Relationship They Have With Their Beloved Companion Animals


As a veterinarian, I can judge someone’s character by the relationship they have with their beloved companion animals. No two people have greater character than Pastor Dewey and Sharon Moede. I have never known any better stewards of God than they. I have been blessed to help care for their beloved companion animals and their love and compassion towards them are second to none. In veterinary medicine we are rewarded in many ways, but the unique bonds we are able to make with not only our patients, but their owners are very fulfilling and special. When Pastor Dewey and Sharon enter a room, one can feel love, loyalty, compassion, honesty, and warmth in their presence. They are not only veterinary clients of mine, but are truly mentors of God and two of my very best friends for life.

Steve Hopkins, DVM

Steve and I are pictured at the top on the TV program I used to do, “Dewey and Friends” Buffy, Reno and I made many visits, as they took the job of Ministry Dogs for years, visiting the lonely, the sick…and then Reno and Daisy would love to minister to children. Below, Steve came to visit Buffy at our home 5 years ago when she passed away. Steve also came to help when Reno passed away last Saturday. You never forget this kind of love and care that Steve has shown us all these years, the love of Jesus!

From Pastor Richard Mansfield upon hearing of Reno’s passing, shared these two scriptures….

Psalms‬ ‭36:6-7‬ “Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O LORD. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter in the shadow of your wings.”
Proverbs‬ ‭12:10‬ “The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.”

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