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New vet hospital fuses treatment with luxury
by Stephen Ward
Aug 03, 2011 | 1908 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sara Kalivoda is the veterinarian at Advanced PetCare, a new animal hospital located at 2001 Prater Way in Sparks.
Sara Kalivoda is the veterinarian at Advanced PetCare, a new animal hospital located at 2001 Prater Way in Sparks.
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SPARKS — Advanced PetCare of Northern Nevada has taken over what was once A-Plus Animal Hospital in Sparks, and in its place is working to create a cozy environment where pet owners and animals feel safe.

Gabie Desormier, the hospital’s practice manager, said the hospital’s owners wanted to find a place where they can feel comfortable bringing their animals.

“Our main focus here is treating animals and seeing that the needs of the animals and their owners are met,” she said.

The new hospital features three examination rooms, a sprawling treatment area with spacious tables and a consolation room for when animals need to be euthanized. Desormier said owners have access to the room for as long as they want, and that it is positioned close to the exit so they don’t have to pass by other owners as they leave.

The hospital, which opened last month, has more than 100 clients. The lead veterinarian, Dr. Sarah Kalivoda, practiced medicine in New Mexico before joining the store in Sparks.

“Dr. Kalivoda is an incredible doctor,” Desormier said, admitting she’s already taken her dog to the clinic. “We’re really happy to have her here with us.”

The hospital’s website touts that it carries advanced technology to better serve the animals it treats. For instance, in all three of the examination rooms, a computer program stores the patient’s files and can be accessed immediately from the location. When an animal is X-rayed or taken into surgery, the client is kept up to date with their pet’s information in the room, as well.

But the treatment center is only a portion of the PetCare facility. Desormier displayed the facility’s more than 30 cages for boarding animals, with some more than 6 feet tall and long with grass, toys and all the accoutrements an animal could desire.

“The dogs are walked, played with … We give them a bath if the owner wants,” Desormier said. “It’s a really cool feature.”

Desormier said the group plans to open another location at Longley Lane next year, focusing more on specialists and exotic animals.

“A lot of people don’t know that there are dermatologists, dentists … for animals,” she said. “That’s something the new location will offer.”

For more information, visit www.apcnv.com.
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