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New Animal Emergency Clinic in Toledo

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A brand new emergency room for pets is now open in Toledo. The original Animal Emergency and Critical Care Clinic on Central Avenue was bursting at the seams, so the owner bought a building right around the corner on Douglas. After months of construction, the clinic opened Wednesday morning.

It's a much bigger clinic and the technology the vets now have at their disposal is a big improvement too. They are still putting some finishing touches on the building but they are treating patients. Dr. Kittsen McCumber has owned the clinic for a decade, "The old location is about 2,900 square feet, the new building is more than 6,000 square feet. We bought two warehouses and combined them, so we have a building inside a building, with a lot more room to expand."

The new facility is loaded with technology like a temperature controlled oxygen cage," In addition to the oxygen there is air conditioning and heating as well as oxygen flow."

There's even a hydraulic lift table that adjusts to the height of the vet doing surgery, "We can adjust its height depending on the height of the surgeon and then it can go all the way to the floor to help lift the animal as needed."

There aren't many details they missed. For example, the slats on certain cages are horizontal instead of vertical because research shows it's less stressful for cats,"The cages also have a solid panel on half the door so the cats can hide, but I can still see them. There is even a floor that is not stainless but it is still easy to sanitize and it's quieter and warmer."

Dr. McCumber says the did go over budget when it came to the windows and for good reason, "There has been research that shows people who are hospitalized heal faster when there are windows so now more an more veterinary architects are adding windows to their designs."

The old clinic on Central is going to stay open for a couple days while people learn about the new location on Douglas. The clinic is open 24-7, 365 days of the year. The vets treat about 4,000 animals a year.


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