Upstate Veterinary Specialties has opened its doors for clients and their pets following the move to its new hospital at 152 Sparrowbush Road in Latham. The new custom-built 23,000 square foot hospital will allow UVS to expand its specialty care services and new emergency care service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Preparing, packing and moving
The process of preparing to move which began in early December with staff organizing, inventorying and packing items culminated on Thursday 12/10 as appointments wrapped up. On Friday 12/11 and Saturday 12/12 several moving trucks were loaded with medical and office equipment.
Most staff started their work day at 152 Sparrowbush Road prepared to unpack items and organize the new hospital’s treatment and exam rooms. As the weekend progressed the clinical areas became un-cluttered, moving boxes were emptied and spaces made ready to provide the advanced medical care Upstate Veterinary Specialties has provided for years.
Monday 12/14: Fine Tuning and Training
This week began with continued fine-tuning of rooms, medical, computer, phone and office equipment. UVS staff, both current employees and 16 new emergency employees, participated in training on the new equipment and building systems.
Tuesday 12/15: Finishing touches and ceremonial opening
Tuesday morning included additional fine-tuning of spaces, however all doctors and staff were present in the hospital reception area in the afternoon for the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. At 2pm staff attended the speeches of a number of local dignitaries at a ceremonial opening of the hospital. Practice owner, Dr. Aaron Wey concluded the speeches with his remarks thanking all who were involved including the architect, builder, Town of Colonie, investors and UVS staff for their hard work and dedication, making this new state-of-the-art hospital possible.
At 8am on Wednesday morning, Upstate Veterinary Specialties is now open at 152 Sparrowbush Road for Specialty Veterinary Care by appointment Monday through Friday. Now its doors will always be open for emergencies as well.