The Plain City Animal Hospital recently opened the doors on a spacious new addition in order to provide its rapidly expanding clientele with a more comfortable and higher quality veterinary experience.
With the opening of the 1,700-square-foot addition, the hospital was able to relocate its entryway to the back of the property. The main entrance no longer faces Main Street. Clients now access the hospital from Bigelow Avenue. This change comes with numerous benefits. Instead of struggling to find parking along one of the town’s busiest roads, the hospital’s clients can park in a newly paved lot just outside the new entrance. No longer do clients have to coax their pets to climb the narrow stairs leading to the former front door. The new entrance is level with the parking lot and is handicapped accessible.
“We’ve heard so many positive comments about the changes,” said practice owner Dr. Daniel Lynn. “Those stairs were so challenging for both clients and their pets, especially if the animals were lame. It’s also a much safer option for our clients and their pets because they don’t have to deal with the traffic on Main Street.”
Another one of the most celebrated features of the expanded space is a new lobby that is nearly twice the size of the old one. The spacious layout offers clients a more comfortable experience and creates a less chaotic and safer environment for pets. The new addition also includes two additional exam rooms — bringing the hospital’s total to five — as well as an expanded pharmacy. The reconfigured spaces in the original portion of the hospital provide additional room for hospitalized patients, including quieter areas for cats.
The changes at the Plain City Animal Hospital are more than just structural. The newly renovated hospital features state-of-the-art equipment, including a top-of-the-line blood machine and a new X-ray processor that can produce high-quality digital images in four seconds. The practice will continue to offer therapeutic laser treatments for pets. This high tech machine uses infrared light to penetrate painful areas, decrease inflammation and increase blood circulation. The device is helpful in treating arthritic joints, back pain and infected ears as well as providing post-surgery pain relief.
“We have such great clients, and we are always trying to figure out how to serve them better,” Lynn said. “Our goal is to provide a small town experience with high quality medicine, and this new addition is helping us to do just that. We are blessed.”
The veterinarian, who has served the Plain City area for the past 25 years, has seen tremendous growth in the practice since the 1990s. Originally manned by two employees, the practice now has three veterinarians and a staff of 14 veterinary technicians, assistants and receptionists. The hospital currently serves more than 5,000 clients from Plain City and surrounding communities.