East Bay SPCA to Hold Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New Veterinary Clinic

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — The East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) will hold a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic. The ceremony will take place October 17 at 10:00 am at the East Bay SPCA’s Oakland Campus, 8323 Baldwin Street in Oakland.

The Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic replaces the dated clinic that the EBSPCA has operated since 1956. The clinic will continue to offer high quality, affordable pet exams and health care for publicly owned dogs and cats, perform surgeries, and offer a convenient drop-in vaccine and microchip clinic. In 2012, the EBSPCA Veterinary Clinic examined 8,147 dogs and cats, vaccinated more than 20,400 animals and performed 1,745 surgeries.

The EBSPCA is one of the few nonprofit animal welfare organizations offering veterinary services to the public. Thousands of pet owners have come to rely on the EBSPCA as their “go-to” veterinary clinic that offers high quality, friendly service.

“Our veterinary clinic served more than 20,000 animals last year,” explains EBSPCA President and CEO Allison Lindquist. “There has been a steady increase in the number of animals we have seen at our clinic in the past five years, and we are thrilled to be providing these critical services in a new state-of-the-art clinic to meet the needs of our community.”

The Theodore B. Travers Family Veterinary Clinic is named in honor of Teddy Bear Travers, a Bichon Frise mix adopted from the EBSPCA. The 5,000 square foot stand-alone Veterinary Clinic will offer:

. Six examination rooms . State-of-the art surgical suite and equipment . A lobby with separate waiting areas for dogs and cats . Separate recovery and holding areas for sick and injured animals . Pharmacy and digital X-ray room

The $3 million veterinary clinic is part of a $9 million renovation project that will double the shelter’s adoption and animal holding space, and provide a new Education and Training Center for humane education programs, dog training classes, and community meeting space.

-More- W. L. Butler Construction is the General Contractor and Jerry Griffin is the construction manager. The architectural firm is Swatt Miers Architects. Structural engineering is provided by Yu Strandberg. Mechanical and plumbing engineering is being handled by Interface Engineers. Koch Chun Knobloch & Associates is providing electrical engineering, Murray Engineers Inc., is the Geotechnical Engineer and Lea and Braze is the civil engineer.

About East Bay SPCA The East Bay SPCA (EBSPCA) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to the welfare of cats and dogs in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. We strive to eliminate animal cruelty, neglect and overpopulation by providing programs and education that support people and companion animals. We operate two adoption centers and two spay/neuter centers in Oakland and Dublin. We also offer dog training classes and humane education programs at both locations and provide a full-service veterinary clinic at our Oakland location. The East Bay SPCA is one of the nation’s oldest humane organizations, operating since 1874, and receives no funding from any national organizations. More information about EBSPCA can be found at http://www.eastbayspca.org or by calling 510.569.0702.


Laura Fulda


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