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Village Vet opens

Village Veterinary Medical Center has opened at its new location, 11301 Kingston Pike, immediately adjacent to its former office.

Co-owners Dr. Kristi Lively and Dr. Adele Mays opened the new building in early February; Village Vet will have an open house from 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday, April 17.

“When we designed the new building, I think our focus was on maximizing the comfort of our clients and patients, and our ability to serve them in a high quality manner,” Lively said.

“The whole building is really focused around the concept of excellence in service and care,” she added.

One area that could be seen, she said, is the lobby, which features separate seating areas “so people can feel comfortable with where they are with a pet: you know, a cat person can get away from a dog person.”

Village Vet also features six exam rooms, allowing patients and clients to spend more time there, rather than waiting in the lobby.

That private time minimizes pet stress levels, Lively said.

The new Village Vet building is more than twice the size of its previous space.

Features of Village Vet are its spacious lobby, exam rooms, lab, sperm center, surgery center, dental care room, intensive care unit and boarding areas.

Boarding is a new program to this facility; previously Village Vet did not offer the service.

The boarding facilities also are designed to “minimize their stress and maximize their comfort.”

The cat boarding facility features acrylic backs to cat condos so cats can see out the windows.

The dog boarding facility features glass fronts on doors “so we don’t have a cage-type setup,” and are designed to minimize the sight line between dogs.

“And we try to use as much natural light as possible,” Lively said.

That natural light also is part of the facility’s new “green” initiatives, featuring marmolium floors and icynene insulation.

“We’ve tried to design this as a very energy-efficient building,” Lively said.

Village Vet also offers services such as ultrasound, gastroscopy and colonoscopy.

“We have a full in-house lab; we do dental procedures. We do a lot of intensive care medicine,” Lively said.

“We also do laser surgery, and that provides for better comfort for the patients, less pain, less swelling and quicker recovery time.

Village Vet is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays; from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays. It is closed Sundays.

For more information, visit or call 865-966-8900.


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