September 3, 2014
An old friend left us recently. Our original building, where we have practiced veterinary medicine and surgery since 2006, was brought down 2 weeks ago. It was a wonderful building, full of character, quirks and idiosyncrasies. It provided a home where we were able to cultivate our practice and hone our professional character, skills and abilities. Without its confines and protections we would not have been able to evolve into the veterinary facility we are today.
With that said, to fully realize our vision of veterinary health services to our community, including therapeutic laser, acupuncture and emergency medicine/surgery, a new building was desperately needed. Originally, our thought was to somehow incorporate the old building into something new; a hybrid of past and present architecture resulting in something entirely original. It took our architect, Mark Hafen from Animal Arts in Colorado, 6 seconds to deem that idea “unwise”. Our original building had serious foundation issues, an energy efficiency rating of “chicken coop” and a multitude of other architectural pathologies. To be the practice we wanted to be meant we needed a new home.
So now we are inhabiting our new building. We are still ironing out the creases and learning how to move about efficiently, but our new space is EXACTLY what we need to provide the types of progressive veterinary health services we have dreamed/planned on since the inception of this project. Our abilities to practice veterinary medicine and surgery are augmented in part due to our home and we are looking forward to many long years of service together.
All My Best,
Andrew M. Reyda, DVM