2008-10-04 / News

PetPlex moving to larger quarters

By Scott Rawdon

BUCKEYE LAKE - For those whose curiosity is piqued by the "for lease" sign in front of PetPlex Animal Hospital, yes, the Buckeye Lake veterinarian office is moving, but not very far away, and probably not until spring, said PetPlex office manager Dawn Faught.

"We've outgrown the place," she said. The veterinarian office, which has been a Buckeye Lake Village fixture since November 2003, will be moving to an approximately 12,000 square feet new facility on Ohio 79 on the western edge of the village. The new facility will be constructed in the big field across from Buckeye Lake Estates, said Faught. Don't look for the new place yet, though, because she said construction crews have yet to break ground on the new site.

Faught said the new facility will feature a larger surgery area, ultra sound equipment, digital xray capability, and a specific room for dental work. "It will be very client-friendly," she said.

Importantly, Faught said the new facility will have an area for large animals, where a trailer can be pulled into the building. "We're still playing with that," she said.

Otherwise, PetPlex will offer the same services it always has, she said, such as emergency care and surgery, grooming, and inhouse tests. Veterinarian Doug Poorman will remain the owner and Jessica Williamson will stay on as second veterinarian. Faught said they hope to add positions, but she wasn't sure how many or when.

Frank Bentz, a commercial realtor with Shai Commercial, Ltd., said the Dollar General store adjacent to the existing PetPlex location renewed its lease and "it will be there for quite a while," he said.

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