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The new facility is 6,300 square feet and equipped with cutting-edge technology.

Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, broke ground on the Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch. A groundbreaking ceremony happened on Wednesday, April 3.

The new 6,300-square-foot facility will house a full-scale medical center. This will possess seven exam rooms, a surgery suite, a full laboratory, a dental suite and a spacious reception area. The addition of large storefront windows and doors will enhance the building’s natural light. Several architectural features will enhance the exterior design by Sivitz Innovative Designs.  It will have the latest diagnostics to treat everything from minor issues to life-threatening diseases. The on-hand laboratory equipment will include multiple in-house blood machines, ultrasound machines, digital and dental x-ray devices and intensive care unit oxygen. Several tests, including heartworm, lyme, feline leukemia and more,  will be within 20 minutes or less within the office.

Veterinary Medical Center owner Dr. Wendy Ellis and her staff also began providing in-home concierge veterinary care in October 2018. The mobile services include wellness visits, sick visits, blood work, yearly vaccines, palliative care and in-home euthanasia in the comfort of the client’s home.

Brooke Kommuck, practice manager for Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch; Dr. Wendy Ellis, owner of Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch; Tom Rees, a vice president at Halfacre Construction Company; Nick Dzembo, relationship manager with Cadence Bank; and Ron Sivitz, CEO and managing partner of Sivitz Innovative Designs, at the groundbreaking ceremony


Halfacre Construction Company will also supervise the site work, pave the parking lot and install the landscaping. Situated on a 1.2-acre parcel, the $2 million project is slated for completion in fall 2019.

Sarasota Magazine