What is the mission of your business?
Our goal has always been to provide exceptional care and client services in a culture that allowed our team to grow, develop, and flourish in their jobs. The past three years have been amazing and filled with tremendous growth for our hospital. We are always working to be able to provide complete care for our patients 24/7/365.
What are your goals for this year?
Our goal for the future is to expand our hospital to be able to provide the highest level of care that we can for our patients. We broke ground in May on a new 17,000-square-foot expansion. The new facility will include five operating rooms, including a minimally invasive suite with fluoroscopy, 17 total exam rooms, in-building MRI, physical therapy (underwater treadmill), I-131 treatment, a 35-person conference suite, separate GI and respiratory isolation units, and dedicated suites for oncology, internal medicine, cardiology, dermatology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. Once our expansion is completed, CVETS will be the largest privately owned veterinary hospital in the Southeast.
How do you keep up with the latest advances in your field?
Our hospital can consistently provide an extremely high level of veterinary care because we have staffed our hospital with a number of commendable doctors and specialists. We recently welcomed a new cardiologist, Dr. Rebecca Kennerly, along with anesthesiologist Dr. Samantha Sedgwick; our second radiologist, Dr. Christopher Olmo; and our third and fourth surgeons, Dr. Marielle LeFloch and Dr. Ashley Schick.
How does your company give back to the Columbia community?
We thoroughly enjoy giving back to the Columbia community. This year we participated in sponsoring the Guardians of the Night 5K to benefit the Richland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 unit, and we are set to sponsor the See Spot Run 5K to benefit the Humane Society of South Carolina for the prevention of cruelty to animals. We also take great pride in knowing that we provide emergency veterinary care 24/7/365 so that our community can rest easy knowing that we are here in the event of an emergency.