New digs: Vets throw party to celebrate

June, 2017 Posted in Community

By Mary Owen

Stayton Veterinary Hospital has a new home – same location, new facility.

“With a growing business and community, a larger facility was needed,” said Callie Gullet, veterinary assistant. “It’s something that the practice owners and staff have been anticipating for a while.

“It’s at the same physical address, but the new building is behind where the old one was located,” she added. “The old building is no longer standing as that area is paved for parking.”

Gullet said the new facility has doubled the size of Stayton Veterinary, which now offers six exam rooms, a large surgery suite with two surgery tables, a comprehensive in-house laboratory, and a large treatment area to better patient service.

“Clients can enjoy our spacious reception area as well as all the benefits of the new facility,” Gullet said. “We have five doctors and a growing support staff. Our doctors are always available as we have a doctor on-call every night for emergency purposes.”

In 2008, Dr. Michael Reynolds and Dr. Jeffrey Brubaker formed a partnership to purchase Stayton Veterinary Hospital. The practice merged with Santiam Canyon VetMed that same year, providing Stayton and the surrounding communities with a full-service mixed animal practice. Today, Reynolds and Brubaker are joined by doctors James Welch, Brittany Hale and Sara Livesay.

“As we continue to grow, we are able to offer new services,” Gullet said. “Our newest doctor, Dr. Livesay, is certified in acupuncture treatment which we are excited about offering. One of the practice owners, Dr. Reynolds, is now certified to perform stem cell procedures. Additionally, we have two doctors on staff who offer veterinary care to exotic animals, such as hamsters, bunnies, ferrets and guinea pigs.”

To celebrate the opening of the new facility, Gullet said Stayton Veterinary Hospital will host a “very fun event” that will be kid-friendly with various activities for the community.

“For example, we are planning to have educational demonstrations, games and a scavenger hunt,” Gullet said. “We will have giveaways, as well as an outdoor barbecue for attendees.”

The Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce will kick off the festivities with a ribbon-cutting. The open house is on Saturday, June 3, 12:30 to 4 p.m..

“Our doors will be open to the community for people to tour our new facility, learn about our services, as well as meet our doctors and staff,” Gullet said.

“We are appreciative of the support we have received from the community over the years. Our new hospital will allow us to provide state-of-the-art care along with an excellent experience for our patients and their owners.”

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