Clinic center: New hospitals opening across the nation

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Take a look at these 3 veterinary clinics newly opened or coming soon

New veterinary clinics and hospitals coming nationwide allows for a significant boost in pet care and service accessibility. These modern facilities, equipped with advanced technology and skilled veterinarians, prioritize exceptional medical treatment. Through the dedication of staff, these treatment centers not only enhance pet well-being but also strengthen the bond between owners and their companions.

Here are 3 recent clinic openings and announcements across the country:

BLVD Cat in Chicago, Illinois

Dylan Frederickson, DVM, owner, founder, and CEO of Boulevard Veterinary (BLVD Vet), and his wife, Kelly Frederickson, co-owner and director of design, opened their first BLVD Vet location in 2015. They have expanded their Chicago-based clinics to 4 locations in Illinois, with Lakeview East debuting in February 2023. This latest addition to their portfolio is the grand prize winner of the dvm360 2023 Hospital Design360™ Competition in the “under-8000-square-feet” category.

BLVD Cat coming summer 2024. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Frederickson, DVM)

BLVD Cat coming summer 2024. (Photo courtesy of Dylan Frederickson, DVM)

Dylan Frederickson recently announced BLVD Cat is coming summer of 2024 in a LinkedIn post. This clinic is dedicated solely for feline patients and is a little more than 600 sq feet. "We've always been keen on cats at BLVD and dreamt of creating a wellness space that caters exclusively to them,” Dr Frederickson told dvm360.

According to Dylan Frederickson, the facility will be pursuing AAFP Cat Friendly Certification, Fear Free Certification, and will employ veterinarians and staff highly trained in feline medicine and handling techniques. When needed, clinicians will utilize the state of the art surgical, dental and digital radiology facilities housed at BLVD Vet Ravenswood next door.

Kelly Frederickson led the designs for BLVD Cat and opted for a space that appeals to cats and their owners, using a friendly yet soothing teal and coral pink color combination. There are custom cat perches in exam rooms and a fully equipped feline treatment area and lab.

Sage Veterinary Imaging clinic in Spring, Texas

Sage Veterinary Imaging (SVI) has now opened a new clinic located at 8101 Cypresswood, Spring, Texas which will serve pets in the greater Houston area. SVI is accredited by the American College of Veterinary Radiology as a teaching hospital, and the new Spring clinic will feature a 3T MRI, 128-slice CT scanner, high-resolution console ultrasound, echocardiography with full workups, and image-guided biopsies.1

"When our pets are in pain, they can't tell us where it hurts. Our mission is to help find answers fast using our human-quality imaging, and work with local veterinarians to deliver the treatment your pet needs,” explained Jaime Sage, DVM, MS, DACVR, chief radiologist and founder of SVI, in a news release.1 "The technology we offer pets is comparable to services at the best healthcare facilities for humans. Due to the cost and complexity of operating a 3T MRI, this type of high-level diagnostic equipment is still very rare in veterinary medicine—but it's desperately needed. For area veterinarians, it means having a clearer picture of the problem that will yield a better outcome for the pet."

The Spring imaging center is now the third location for SVI with other imaging centers located in Sandy, Utah, and Round Rock, Texas.

UC Davis Center for Advanced Veterinary Surgery

The UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital has expanded its Orthopedic Surgery Service to open the Center for Advanced Veterinary Surgery. This is a standalone center located near the veterinary hospital and encompasses 25 rooms and 7,300 square feet of space, including 3 state-of-the-art operating rooms. This expansion comes after UC Davis saw an increase in caseload which resulted in a 4 to 6 week wait for any non-life-threatening orthopedic surgeries.2

“As the nation’s top-ranked veterinary school, we had a bold vision to create a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing life-changing surgical treatment for dogs, cats and other beloved companion animals,” said Mark Stetter, DVM, DACZM, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, in a release.2 “Our surgical specialists set the bar for innovative treatments, including total hip replacements with the ability to create custom, 3D-printed titanium implants if necessary. We are motivated to grow our capacity to lead a rapidly evolving field to even greater heights.”

UC Davis plans to have specialists through resident and fellowship training at this new surgery center. Ming Lu, DVM, MVM, MS, DACVS (Small Animal), joined the UC Davis team in 2023 and will focus on orthopedic surgeries in the new center.

“The Center for Advanced Veterinary Surgery is positioned to be a premier destination for orthopedic surgeons and pets in need of their specialized care,” said Stetter. “Through the center, our world-renowned specialists will continue to expand the reach of exceptional surgical care and forge new paths to helping companion animals enjoy optimal health.”2

References

  1. Sage Veterinary Imaging opens new treatment center in Spring. News release. Sage Veterinary Imaging. April 11, 2024. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sage-veterinary-imaging-opens-new-treatment-center-in-spring-302113421.html
  2. Warren R. UC Davis opens Center for Advanced Veterinary Surgery. News release. April 16, 2024. Accessed April 24, 2024. https://www.ucdavis.edu/health/news/uc-davis-opens-center-advanced-veterinary-surgery
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