It was not a long-distance move, but the move made all the difference for Rehoboth Animal Hospital, which opened its new building late last year.
Dr. Tim Dabkowski and his staff have three times more room in the new, 6,000-square-foot two-story building on Route 1 across from Big Fish Grill, and they are getting ready to show it off.
Rehoboth Animal Hospital will host an open house from 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 6 to benefit Delaware Humane Society. The open house will feature free food from Bethany Blues, music by an area radio station and raffle ticket drawings for baskets of dog and cat items as well as gift certificates to local restaurants.
Dabkowski bought the practice in 2009 and began planning the a new building in 2010. The larger space helps staff treat patients more quickly, while also making room for new types of patients like pocket pets, said Dabkowski. The practice now accepts ferrets, rabbits, hamsters and other small furry pets, as well as cats and dogs.
High-end equipment previously installed in the old building has joined new equipment and the hospital now has separate rooms for surgery, dental, ultrasound and x-ray.
"In our old building, it all happened in one room. We are still settling into this larger space," Dabkowski said while sitting in a larger office he shares with one other person. Employees also have space to spread out in the three offices on the second floor.
Pets are seen in the exam rooms on the first floor; if they need surgery or x-rays, they are taken on the elevator to the second floor, Dabkowski said.
Since the opening, the veterinarian has hired new people to add to his 14-person staff. The office is still accepting applications for a veterinary technician.
For more information or to set up an appointment, call 302-227-2009 or go to www.cvh19971.com.