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We're Renovating!

We're Renovating!
February 23, 2022

We have been planning a renovation for at least five years and finally began the process on February 21. We are so excited!

40 years ago, Drs. John and Kathi Gruss opened Earlysville Animal Hospital in a 1000 square foot space in the center of Earlysville. Eight years later we moved into the current building. The space worked really well for the two doctors and support team of five at the time. Over the years, our team has grown to include 6 doctors and 20 support staff. The newly renovated space will better support them in providing quality care for your pets!

We are adding three exam rooms, a luxury cat boarding area, and we are modernizing the facility to improve how we treat every pet while following Fear Free and Cat Friendly Practice guidelines.

Additionally, we are updating the entire hospital with lighter and brighter paint, new cabinets, and countertops. Finally, we will have less slippery floors to help large and elderly dog patients.

We thought the whole project should be finished in 6 to 8 weeks - but, unfortunately, progress is slower than expected. As of December 2022, we are waiting for the last of the cabinets to arrive and be installed!

We plan on being open for the entire renovation project to care for our patients.  We are planning to have an open house and invite all our clients and friends to explore the new space, celebrate our 40th anniversary, the retirement of Dr. Emily Kinnaird, Dr. John Gruss, and Dr. Kathi Gruss, and meet Dr. Bolton and Dr. Carbonell who joined our team in 2021.

Dr. Kathi Gruss says: "This is such an exciting time for the Earlysville Animal Hospital. We are celebrating our 40th anniversary and we are thrilled to invite clients and their pets back into the building even though the remodel isn't quite finished. We are so happy the entire space will be updated, we will have a new luxury cat boarding area, non-slip floors throughout, and three new exam rooms. The remodel will improve the way we offer the best Fear Free and Cat Friendly Practice care for our patients "

Take a look at some of our progress pictures: