Veterinary clinic to close for renovations Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 February 2017
By Derek Gean
 Assistant editor
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The Fort Leonard Wood Veterinary Clinic is slated to close Monday through March 3 for renovations.

 According to Capt. Crystal Doyle, Fort Leonard Wood Veterinary Services branch chief, the noise and debris from construction will limit the staff members’ ability to see patients and perform surgical procedures. The construction is also expected to block access to the front of the clinic.
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Renovations are expected to include — new medical-grade locking pharmacy cabinets, new exam room and surgery prep cabinets, new drawers and cupboards in the pharmacy and exam room and a new chemical fume hood. The clinic is also expected to receive an upgrade to ventilation in the surgical prep/dental room and have new blinds installed throughout the building.  

 “The funds for the  renovations are being provided by the Regional Medical Command and are a continuation of upgrades from the building getting a new roof last summer,” Doyle said. “The upgrades will improve the overall appearance of the clinic and increase security of medications by having locking cabinets.”

 During the closure, clients will need to seek emergency care and sick-call visits at one of the surrounding clinics in the area. Medication and preventative refills will still be available at the clinic. Clinic staff members will answer phones and provide over-the-counter sales from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.  

 Minor renovations will still be ongoing following the closure.

 “After the two weeks of major construction, smaller items will be completed in the next month or two, but we will be able to see appointments and do surgeries during that time,” Doyle said.

 For more information, contact the clinic at 573.596.0131, ext. 60094.