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Employees of the Spring Meadow Veterinary Clinic prepare to launch a shovel full of dirt to officially commence the construction on what will be their new veterinary clinic building.

ASHLAND -- Spring Meadow Veterinary Clinic of Ashland will open a brand new building come May 2020, pending any weather setbacks on construction.

On Friday, the clinic held a groundbreaking ceremony for their new veterinary building, which will be located right next to their old building at 1746 OH State Route 60 in Ashland.

The veterinary clinic will move into the new building while the Ashland doggy daycare, currently located at 1210 East Main Street in Ashland, will move into the old building.

“It’s a great opportunity for us, we have outgrown the current building,” said Alisha Huffman, the practice manager of the clinic. “For us to be able to have more space to be able to provide the level of care that we want to provide and continue to provide. Also having the doggy daycare in the same location will help us out tremendously.”

Dr. Marnie Lahmon, veterinarian and owner of the Spring Meadow Clinic, recently purchased the Ashland Doggy Daycare in January and has owned the veterinary clinic since 2006. 

The process for getting a new building has been in the works for two years, and Lahmon is excited and relieved to finally see construction begin.

The new clinic will be a one story, 9,000 square foot building that will ultimately provide more space and a better workflow for the Spring Meadows clinic.

“Flow is really important for us because with this building right now we’re bumping into each other and so it separates the different areas and makes it a lot more efficient,” Lahmon said.

The building will have all of the essentials for the everyday flow of business: a lobby, reception area, exam rooms, a cat adoption room and a designated X-ray room, dental room and ICU room to name a few.

“They [the clients] are very excited for us,” Huffman said. “The services that we offer, we’re gonna continue to offer, but we hope to be able to offer those more efficiently and more convenient for them as well.”

The veterinary clinic currently offers a vast number of services, ranging from emergency care to large animal services to even grooming and bathing. 

The original Spring Meadow Veterinary Clinic building was founded in 1973 and has been a mainstay for pets and animals in the Ashland county community for decades. 

“People love their pets. For a business like this, a veterinarian, to take on a doggy day care and have these services where it’s kind of like a one-stop shop, is a great thing for everybody,” Amy Daubenspeck, Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce interim president said. “It’s exciting to watch that happen and see a local business grow like they are growing.”

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