Volume No. 16 Issue No. 11 November 2019  



  Tender Care Veterinary expansion grand opening
  By Lindsey Harrison

     On Oct. 12, the staff at Tender Care Veterinary Center held a grand opening celebration for the expansion onto the east side of the facility. Terryn Hodges, certified veterinary technician and center administrator, said the expansion has been in the works since March, although it became clear shortly after TCVC opened in 2015 that an expansion would be necessary.
   
   The grand opening celebration included bounce houses and face painting for the kids and snacks for everyone to enjoy. Throughout the event, staff members took attendees on tours of the facility to show them the updated features.
   
   The newest portion of the facility houses a rehabilitation space and allowed the center to upgrade from four exam rooms to eight rooms, Hodges said.
   
   The facility also boasts upgraded technology like a specialized oxygen room that controls temperature and humidity for animals that need monitoring, she said.
   
   The emergency entrance will be updated in the near future, and there is a small bed so staff members can stay overnight and keep critical patients close at hand, Hodges said.
   
   The grooming facility is three times larger and the waiting room has been expanded as well, she said.
   
   “We went from a doctor staff of two to six and a support staff of four to 30,” Hodges said. “We are really excited with how everything is going.”
 
Rader demonstrates the underwater treadmill located in the new rehabilitation portion of the Tender Care Veterinary Center. Photo by Lindsey Harrison
 
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