Meet Dr. Nancy, Bear Doctor
Dr. Nancy isn’t the usual doctor. She is in charge of our Bear Hospital. As part of our commitment to our customers, and our Bears, every Bear is guaranteed for life and can be sent into the Bear hospital anytime, for any reason.
"I’d say our top three injuries are due to dog bites, wear-and-tear and something I like to refer to as sibling rivalry," she says with a knowing smile. The great news is that no matter the injury, Dr. Nancy will get it fixed. In worst-case scenarios, customers will receive a new Bear.
When Dr. Nancy receives a Bear, it is triaged. Important information, such as the patient’s name, age, and fur color are requested on the admitting form, as well as any known allergies (one Bear had a peanut allergy), living will and permission to perform surgery, if needed. Hospital stays generally take 3-4 weeks.
"99% of the time, the patient makes a full recovery," says Dr. Nancy. "Sometimes the injuries are just too extreme...we will always replace your friend if he cannot be repaired."
Visit the Virtual Hospital
Want to check in on your Teddy Bear that has been sent in to the hospital or just see how the patients are doing? Visit our virtual hospital! Updated weekly by Dr. Nancy, our patient log is a great way to follow along as Bears are checked in, meeting with the doctor or recovering in post op. Visit now >
If you have a Bear in need of urgent care, go to http://www.vermontteddybear.com/lifetime-guarantee, print out the admitting form, and send your Bear to Dr. Nancy c/o the Bear hospital. If you have questions concerning the care of your Bear, call us at 800-988-8277. Come see Dr. Nancy in action on our tour and visit the patients.