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Dog Days of Summer

As we come to the close of our Summer, we had to bid adieu to our final Cruisin' Nights event and I will surely miss seeing all of our friends out and about on Thursday evenings.

We got some great photos of several of the evenings spent together!  I hope that everyone continues to come see us downtown for the Fall events as well!

Click on the images below to see our Summer portfolio.

 

 

New Window Bling!

We had Bannerville USA place some amazing window clings to show our business hours yesterday afternoon!  Thank you to the impeccable staff for your design and expertise in making our office more like home!

Wall Art

Installation of our graphics!

We Are Open!

Thank you to everyone who came out this past week for the Grand Opening!  It was a great success with a wonderful opportunity to tour the hospital and convince my friends and family from the City to come down and check out our new digs!

We had a splash of incredible art on our chalkboard wall!  Super cheerful greetings, amazing art from some local kiddos and the chance for a few children to dress up in surgery caps and masks and place bandages on their pets.

Open House Bandaging

My stellar friend, Nathan, helping me place a bandage on our volunteer pup, Rufus.

Our chalkboard wall and its amazing art and notes!

Staff having a blast with one another and interacting with pets and guests.

Splash of Color and a Shelf to Place It Upon

The team at RWE is keeping us righ on track with construction.  Fire Dept tested our fancy new sprinklers today and I believe there may also be some flooring since I last made it over.

Since I missed a bit of time working at the start of the year, I am packing in shifts at other hospitals, brushing up my ER skills and scooping some extra income while the crew is busily beautifying our hospital.  Can't wait for opening day!  6/16/17

T-minus 3 weeks with a Promenade

Last weekend we had the pleasure of meeting a tremendous group of people at the Westmont Pet Promenade! It was an incredibly gusty day though I think all of us there had a great time.  I especially enjoyed getting to meet clients, talking about their needs and determining how we can partner with them at Urban Vet.  

The other local clinics were present as well and the Drs at Village Vet and Friendly Vet were so welcoming and encouraging.  The resounding message: as long as I continue to listen to pet parents, meet their needs and deliver great medicine, this dream will quickly become a successful reality.  

Thank you to my fellow veterinarians, trainers and the Westmont Chamber and vendors for making this event so successful!

See you all in the clinic in 3 weeks!

Moose and Goose

Best In Show

Pet Promenade Judging

Pet Promenade Judging

Constuction, struction, what's your function?

I was in the clinic this morning and the front doors had been removed, one door was being placed centrally, and the drywall is nearly finished!  My crew from RWE Management is making spectacular process with getting all of the design, layout and functionality of the hospital in perfect order.

I spent the afternoon on Monday up at the headquarters of Scil Animal Care Company in Gurnee choosing specific equipment for digital X-rays, digital dental imaging, in-house blood chemistry and hematology machines as well as a new ultrasound with color Doppler imaging.   I can not wait to have new and loyal clients come through with their amazing pets and utilize all of the amazing technology we have available to help heal and prevent illness.

We are looking at a rough opening date around 6/16/17!  I will keep posting to keep everyone up to date on our progress!

Replacing the double door with a single.  We re-used part of the existing door to conserve materials and decrease waste.

Replacing the double door with a single.  We re-used part of the existing door to conserve materials and decrease waste.

These are the frames for the windows and door to the ICU.  This is directly off of our main treatment room, so we can keep an eye on every pet at all times while they are recovering from surgery.  To the right, you can see the windows to the surgical suite.

These are the frames for the windows and door to the ICU.  This is directly off of our main treatment room, so we can keep an eye on every pet at all times while they are recovering from surgery.  To the right, you can see the windows to the surgical suite.

My project manager was helping to choose some floor board colors this morning during our weekly meeting. (note the second, unused door, in the background)

My project manager was helping to choose some floor board colors this morning during our weekly meeting. (note the second, unused door, in the background)

It has begun!

Construction was started on the building about a week and a half ago. So far all of the un-necessary walls have been taken down, a new beam "header" placed, the plumbing has been laid out and we are pouring new concrete floors this week!

As each step in the process develops, I get more and more excited about the finished project.  I can't wait to get into the clinic and start serving our community and getting to know everyone!

 

Out of Africa

As some of you already know, I went on a humanitarian mission to Tanzania, East Africa in January.  The goal of our mission was to vaccinate as many dogs and cats as possible for Rabies to prevent spread to humans, especially children, thus preventing deaths due to Rabies.  My team managed to vaccinate over 4,900 dogs and cats!!

After 6 days in Tanzania, I suffered a brain aneurysm and subsequent stroke.  I am on the way to a full recovery, but alas, this delayed our business progress just a little bit.  So here is a photo of our proposed facade and hopefully we will be starting construction within the next 2 weeks!

Facade UVA