WARSAW — Lake City Animal Clinic, Warsaw, held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, April 20, at their future location, 974 East CR 300N, Warsaw.
The new facility, described as a 12,000 sq ft state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, is expected to be up and running in six to nine months. Chester, Inc. Architectural & Construction, Valparaiso, will be constructing the new facility.
The new facility will feature cage-free boarding. There will be suites for the dogs and condos for the cats. The suites will include TV’s and music. The play yards will be made of artificial, dog-friendly grass so that fleas are not an issue.
Other features include a larger parking area and separate exam rooms for cats and dogs as well as separate waiting rooms to ensure that the cats are not stressed out by dogs.
“It will be very low stress for the animals,” stated Carla Carlton, DVM.
Carlton received her degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. She began her career in Houstion, Texas at a 24 hour care hospital. She relocated to Indianapolis in 1997, where she continued to work as an emergency veterinarian. In 1998, she began splitting her time between Lake City Animal Clinic and Indianapolis, and purchased Lake City Animal Clinic from Dr. Hann in 2007.
Carla discussed the difficulty in working in the tight space they have at their current facility, She stated the new facility will be approximately four times the size of their current one.
“I want to thank my staff. Without them this would not happen. I don’t always tell them how much I appreciate their hard work, but I hope they know how much I do appreciate them deep in my heart and how much they all mean to me,” said Carlton, “I’m so excited that in this new facility they will have the space to do what they do best.”