Some of you will remember that we somewhat optimistically announced the start of our renovation in March. Well, it’s July now, and finally, as of today, you will find scaffolding being erected outside of our veterinary hospital! This will soon be followed by a hoarding, and temporary relocation of our front door to the door next to our usual entrance. There will undoubtedly be some dust, some noise and some confusion, so we hope that you will bear with us. We think the results will be well worth the inconvenience!
A quick recap of the what we’re doing and why:
Just over a year ago the front window of the hospital was broken by vandals. Installing new glass involved breaking up much of the ceramic tile and woodwork around the window. Since we were going to have to replace these anyway, we wondered if it wasn’t time to rejuvenate the front of the clinic completely. When we looked back through the hospital records, the last time the front was redone was 1968! Definitely time for a refresher.
In addition to replacing the damaged portions, there will be several changes that will be great for veterinary clients and their pets:
- The overhead sign will be better illuminated, making it easier to find the clinic on winter nights.
- There will be a protruding banner, making it easier to spot the clinic as you drive along the street.
- We will be changing the front door to glass, allowing people to see if there is another person or pet on the other side before they open the door.
- As well we will be installing a new window where there is currently a wall beside the front door, making the reception area brighter.
- There will be an additional panel of illuminated informational signage, highlighting our current programs, such as seasonal health issues, new treatment options and client classes.
As we mentioned above, there will be some inconvenience involved in the actual work. At the moment we believe that this work will take only a few weeks. During most of this time the hoarding will remain around the front of the building. It is probable that this will restrict wheelchair access. If this restriction affects you and you need our veterinary services during this time, please contact us, so that we may make arrangements to provide service to you and your pet.
We thank you in advance for your patience with this process. We will keep you updated on our progress, and we look forward to sharing our new look.