Veterinary Hospital breaks ground
QUEENSTOWN — The Queenstown Veterinary Hospital broke ground for their new, expanded facility in an official ceremony Thursday, April 28. The Queenstown Veterinary Hospital is owned by Marianne Bailey, DVM. The new clinic is being constructed adjacent to the current facility at 105 4-H Park Road.
Bailey purchased the clinic from Dr. Edward Hammer two years ago. Bailey said she was grateful to Hammer for providing her with such a well established practice and for the support which she had received from him and the community.
The new facility will be just over 4,600 square feet and has been specifically designed to meet the needs of Bailey’s staff and patients. Bailey said she chose an architect with experience in designing veterinary facilities and she is pleased with the final design.
The current space has only one exam room and a narrow waiting room for the staff of nine. The new office will have separate waiting rooms for cats and dogs as well as a kids play area. There will be four exam rooms, a large treatment room with multiple treatment tables, separate cat and dog hospitalization and boarding wards and a comfort room for consultations and euthanasia. Bailey requested that for her clients who had to go through this difficult process, they have a separate exit so as not to have to pass back through the waiting room of cats and dogs.
The new clinic also will see upgrades with in-house diagnostics, including blood work, radiographs, ultrasound, dental radiographs and an in-house pharmacy to fill the majority of prescriptions instantly.
Other features include special acoustic paneling in the dog ward to reduce noise and stress and pheromones used throughout the hospital to create a more relaxed visit for all pets.
Bailey also kept in mind the possibility of expanding to a 24-hour facility when creating the design for the clinic, and the new building will include shower facilities for staff and a comfortable break room.
Bailey is joined by Heather Myers, DVM, and Janice Tesi, DVM, and four technicians in addition to her administrative staff. The new facility is slated to open in fall 2016.
Breaking ground for the new facility at Queenstown Veterinary Hospital, Thursday, April 28, 2016. From left, Don Parsons, Community Bank; Rick Bailey; Dr. Marianne Bailey; Linda Friday, Queen Anne’s County Chamber of Commerce; and Jeff Tobin, architect.