Veterinary Hospital additions includes something for the kitties

Lillington facility doubles in size

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Lillington Veterinary Hospital has doubled in size and the staff wants to show off its new additions.

An open house will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to welcome humans in the area to come out and take a tour of the facility. Stop by and meet the staff, enjoy some refreshments and take part in a raffle or two.

Owned by Dr. Jan Batker, Lillington Veterinary Hospital has a staff of 20, including two additional full-time veterinarians, Dr. Amy Allen-Graves and Dr. Julie Anzaldua.

Additions to the hospital include a new check-out area, six new exam rooms, a dedicated cat waiting area and a new cat condo boarding area where cats have their own TV to watch whatever nature show that strikes their fancy.

Lillington Veterinary Hospital was founded in 1985 by Dr. Sarah Brown. Her classmate and colleague, Dr. Batker, became the owner in 2000 when Dr. Brown retired. Dr. Allen-Graves has been there since the beginning and Dr. Anzaldua joined the practice two years ago.

In addition to medical care and wellness and vaccination programs, the practice offers a variety of services for pets and their owners, including boarding, breeding, grooming, nutritional counseling, grief counseling, and exotic pet medicine and surgery, just to name a few.

“I am proud to serve Harnett County,” said Dr. Batker, “and our goal is to provide the community with exceptional veterinary care as a small animal and exotic animal practice — thanks to the interests Dr. Julie has in these little critters.”

Dr. Batker said the kennel and exercise yard are next on their list to be updated.

“I want a nice and light-filled environment for the staff, patients and clients that reflects our concern for everyone’s comfort,” she said.

“It was a lot of work and thanks to our team ... I think we pulled off a winner for the community.”

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