Summer Open Houses

posted July 3rd, 2017 by
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Nicole Castillo

Summer Open Houses

July is here and two of the OKC metro’s animal hospitals are inviting the public to visit their practices. Guthrie Pet Hospital and Neel Veterinary Hospital have open houses planned for mid-July. I reached out to these businesses and got the inside scoop on the festivities.

Summer Open HousesGuthrie Pet Hospital Open House, July 15th, 10am-2pm

Our Open House marks Dr. Anna Coffin’s 20th year of ownership.  Guthrie Pet Hospital has been open for 33 years.  We will have two live demonstrations:  Logan County Sheriff Dept. will be performing with their police dogs and Dr. Denise Travis is doing a CPR Class.  We will have face painting for the kids.  Food, cake, and drinks.  People will be able to walk through and see the entire clinic.  We will have informational stations set up throughout the clinic. Everyone is welcome. Come spend the afternoon with us!

Neel Veterinary Hospital Open House, July 16th, 5pm-7pmSummer Open Houses

Neel Veterinary Hospital has been serving the OKC metro and surrounding towns since 1987, 1st out of Dr. Neel’s own home. The hospital moved into a neighboring building in 1994 and then into our current location in 2000 with 14,000 square feet of space currently. We are the only full service veterinary hospital in this area, meaning patients can get routine and emergency care 24/7, day and night. We recently eliminated our emergency fee so that pet owners aren’t burdened with an extra financial stress in those difficult situations.

We have an all new logo, lighted street signs, textured epoxy flooring for better paw grip and anti-microbial features, and new paint on the interior and exterior of the hospital. We moved our Internal Medicine Specialist (Dr. Amy Lang) and her team into their own newly renovated area with separate exam rooms, procedure room, and reception desk. The Isolation Ward has been moved closer to our Intensive Care Unit to help our staff and clients when caring for critical patients. Our exotic team has been moved into their new, larger procedure room as well as a dedicated exam room for specific animals. We are very excited about our new, cutting edge Central Pharmacy which will be staffed 24/7. Our dental services have always been top-notch, but we now have a room specifically for team members to perform procedures as well as space to educate pet owners who have concerns about their pet’s teeth, gums and overall dental health. Five additional private exam rooms were constructed, with one room designed for extra comfort in difficult times.

The public can also learn about the additional features that will be available in the coming months – a Radioactive Iodine (I-131) Treatment Room to be overseen by our Internal Medicine Specialist – this will be an extremely effective treatment specifically for cats who suffer from hyperthyroidism. Our ICU will also house a state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Chamber – this provides oxygen therapy as well as increased healing for trauma, burns, wounds, inflammation, post-operative care, pancreatitis and much more. We will have information about these projects available to the public at the Open House.

Summer Open HousesOpen House details – Sunday July 16th from 5p-7p, all donations (pet food and monetary) will go towards The Pet Food Pantry which delivers pet food and products to homebound seniors, veterans, etc, Hospital Tours will be on-going with stops at various areas with free goodies and raffle tickets at each stations, Taco Addict Food Truck will be on site, Eskimo-Sno Truck will be handing out sno-cones at no cost(provided by our sponsor IDEXX), a “Dunk The Doctors” dunk tank will be in our outdoor play yard, a pet photographer will be in our play yard for family photos(donation recommended), and various sponsors will be set up to provide the public more information about their products/services. Tables and chairs will be set up in our play yard for relaxing as well. PETS and FAMILIES are encouraged to attend!

If you and your dog need a summer play date, attend one of these events for fun and good information. Also, taking your pet to the veterinarian for a happy, playful time may take some stress off the next time they need a check up.

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