I was a vet tech for a surgeon in GA for 5 years, and am extremely picky about health care for my animals. I went to 3 different clinics in the area before finding Union Cross. At the time (6 years ago) I had 3 elderly pets. I found the staff to be kind and well informed. Dr. Tart was the vet we used the first few years, although he seems to be nearing retirement now. He is brilliant, thorough in his research with issues, and had wonderful bedside manner in a calm quiet way. He has called me late at night and at odd times on the weekends to check on my animals or to give me lab results that came in. I have now seen 4 other vets there, and all have been extremely kind. Dr. Tart's daughter, Dr. Murphy, is at the practice now and has a wonderful youthful vigour mixed with her father's brilliance. She helped me with my dog who had cancer. She communicates everything clearly, is also prone to calling at any time to check on my animals or give lab results, and did an amazing amount of research when my dog was doing something medically "weird." It is my belief that a vet clinic's true test is when it is time to humanely end a pet's suffering, and they passed that test with me. They took care of me, and more importantly my elderly pets, when that time came, and I can't thank the Doctors and staff enough. I feel very lucky to have found them in NC.
Our border collie mix, who has long and thick hair, gets turned into a short-haired lab twice a year by getting his hair cut at Personal Touch. He is a timid dog around other dogs, especially small dogs (which are everywhere at a groomers!), but they have always been so patient and kind to him that now he doesn't mind going for his haircut. Once when my husband went to pick up our dog, he was hanging out with them behind the counter. Kristi, the owner, puts our dog at ease and gives him a great haircut. She is so good that after one of her haircuts he looks like he's always had short hair! Usually a long-haired dog with a haircut looks choppy, but we've never seen that from Kristi. Before we started taking our border collie to Kristi 2 years ago, we took our Cairn Terrier to her for 3 years and she also did a wonderful job with those haircuts. We will continue for as long as she is in business.
My son attended Holy Cross for over 2 years. Each year he had at least one teacher that he loved and that we trusted. They tried to provide consistency in a daily schedule. However, his first year he was physically abused by his teacher (who was fired). After being promised that the school had been completely retrained and that it would never happen again, there was another incident with a teacher who used humiliation on 3 different occasions as discipline. While I will not go into the details, I will say that a government social worker assigned to our case told us to get him out of the school quickly. While the State of NC found the teacher "not guilty" due to a loophole, they still acknowledged the actions that were done to my son and said that until Holy Cross completely changes their administration they will continue to have these problems. If you must send your child to a daycare in Kernersville I would look elsewhere. If it is possible, find a 5-star rated daycare in a nearby city. We moved to one in Greensboro and the difference is amazing. The first few days that our son was at his new school (where his teachers all have Master's degrees, unlike Holy Cross where many do not have beyond an Associate's degree) he exhibited behavior typical of a child with post traumatic stress who had been abused. After a few months he has been transformed into a completely different child now that he is with teachers that he trusts. Learn from our mistake and look at other daycares before considering Holy Cross.