The Caro Clinic in Gonzales held a celebration July 1 honoring Dr. Richard J. Caro for 40 years of service to the clinic.

The celebration, held at the clinic, was given by its current owner and medical director, Dr. Peter J. Monteyne, and staff.

Most of Caro’s immediate and extended family were in attendance, along with old friends, colleagues and former employees.

Gonzales Mayor Barney Arceneaux presented Caro with a plaque designating July 1, 2015, as Richard J. Caro, M.D., Day.

The Caro Clinic has been a walk-in, primary care clinic since it opened in 1975.