LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. – Halfacre Construction Company, a Lakewood Ranch-based commercial construction company, recently broke ground on the Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch.
The new 6,300-square-foot facility will house a full-scale medical center – complete with seven exam rooms, a surgery suite, a full laboratory, a dental suite and a spacious reception area. Large storefront windows and doors will be installed to enhance the building’s natural light and several architectural features will enhance the exterior design by Sivitz Innovative Designs.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday, April 3 to commemorate the occasion.
“We are really excited to work with Halfacre Construction Company to build this hospital in Lakewood Ranch,” said Dr. Wendy Ellis, owner of Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch who also formerly founded the Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital in 2006 and sold the clinic in 2016. “I have lived in Florida for 17 years and spent most of that time in Manatee County. I consider this city my home, and with this new hospital, we hope to set a new standard of excellence and compassionate vet care in Lakewood Ranch. We look forward to giving back to the community and working with our area animal rescue organizations.”
Equipped with 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, can be treated within 20 minutes or less within the office.
With a progressive approach to medicine, Dr. Wendy Ellis and her staff 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.
Located off Lorraine Road and State Road 70 at 15205 Garnet Trail in Lakewood Ranch, 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.
About Halfacre Construction Company
As the area’s oldest, most established, locally owned and operated private commercial construction company, Halfacre’s foundational strengths stand as evidence that its commercial and industrial construction projects will be delivered on time, within budget, with the utmost integrity and with the expertise and financial strength needed for success. Halfacre Construction also offers its expertise as a green building provider with the resources available to build viable, effective alternatives to reduce energy consumption and preserve natural resources. Staff includes U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) certified professionals who have demonstrated proficiency in green building practices and who possess a thorough grasp of the LEED Green Building Rating System. For more information, please visit www.HalfacreConstruction.com.