Saturday, January 1rst, Dr. Jeffrey Vidt, DVM, was laid to rest. Who was he and why should anyone care?
Let me tell you. Dr. VIdt was a lover of animals, the reason he became a veterinarian but even more important, he loved the Chinese Shar-Pei dog. He obtained his first "peiby" in 1983. His Shar-Pei earned titles: they weren't just beloved household companions. He fostered dogs in need of temporary homes. He lived his life as a Christian and was well-respected by all who knew him.
In 2015 he realized the breed had some unique health issues, he started studying the genetics in order to help them. Dr Vidt worked with Dr. Tintle in research for diseases found in the breed. He often wrote articles for the Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America breed magazine, The Barker. One of the regular features was "Ask the Vets" where any member could post a question. The answers were written in a easy to understand manner.
The National Club appreciated his efforts and made him a Life member in 2003.
Rest in Peace, Dr. Vidt, greeted by the many Shar-Pei you helped over the years.