Vet Hospital Moves After 42 Years
Written by Julie Hying
Caring for our loved ones, both people and pets, is a primary concern for most people. Often care is planned for. In other instances, the need may arise in an unexpected moment. Whatever the case, it is vital to have the expertise of highly trained professionals readily available. This type of skill and care can be found for dogs and cats at the Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita.
The staff at the vet hospital is preparing for its long-awaited move early this spring to their new facility at 21st and Zoo Boulevard, across from the Sedgwick County Zoo. Having outgrown their current location at 727 Washington Avenue, the new hospital will be able to serve a greater number of patients more efficiently.
At double the size, the new 15,000-square-foot hospital includes three surgery suites, nine exam rooms, a CT scanner, a dedicated waiting room just for felines and a larger emergency facility. Advancements include the following: additional state-of-the-art technology, along with hydrotherapy, rehabilitation and acupuncture, a fully equipped in-house lab and pharmacy, and advanced diagnostics.
Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, includ¬ing holidays. The staff there is able to help pets in emergent situations, including critical care as well as emergency and referral surgeries.
The staff specialists who are highly trained to address issues in the areas of orthopedics, anesthesia, suturing, and dental and oral surgery, and they plan to expand specialties to create a regional hub for pet owners across Kansas. Much like human medicine, pets are given optimal patient care. Marketing direc¬tor Heather Newhouse shares that one of our main goals is to educate people about our new facility and the care that will be available to the pets they love."
The hospital will continue to offer several financing options. People may apply for care credit or choose from various payment options to help alleviate financial strain.
Unique to the hospital is their Paw it Forward Foundation, a non-profit fund for the purpose of providing financial assistance to pet own¬ers in need. It is fully funded by donations and 100 percent of every dollar donated to the Paw It Forward Foundation is used to treat sick or injured animals.
In order to receive assistance from Paw It Forward, clients must have exhausted all other payment options and apply for a grant. Gifts made to the foundation are entirely tax-deductible and information can be found through their website, vetwichita.com.
Incredible care, dedicated medical professionals, state-of-the-art imaging equipment and medical advances offer pet lovers in Wichita and the surrounding areas an excellent option for emergency care.