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York Veterinary Hospital purchased .97 acres of land along George Washington Memorial Highway for $228,000 in preparation for a building expansion slated to begin later this year.
The expansion is much needed, as the practice is expanding rapidly and is running out of room to treat patients.
Lisa Strayer, the office manager for the veterinary hospital expansion, said its becoming more common for clients to encounter longer wait times not because of a shortage of doctors but because of a shortage of rooms.
With the veterinary hospital outgrowing its current space, the planned expansion project will nearly double the space of the facility. The expansion will allow York Veterinary Hospital to expand on the services presently offered.
“Some of it will include boarding and more exam rooms, some more storage and a bigger isolation area,” Strayer said. “We’re going to have a bigger run area and we’re going to add another yard space. We’re going to have a space for larger dogs and smaller dogs.”
With the land purchase completed, York Veterinary Hospital can finalize plans to determine what the expansion will look like.
Strayer said construction on the expansion is not likely to begin for another five months, and the construction itself could take anywhere between six to 10 months to complete.