Arrow Veterinary Clinic Moving to New Location Next Year

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It’s been four years since Arrow Veterinary Clinic began serving pet owners in the Lowell area. In 2022, its employees look forward to continuing to provide excellent care to four-legged members of the community, but they will be doing so in a new location.

The clinic, currently operating at 11610 Fulton Street E, will be moving down the road to a new building being constructed at the former location of Pauley’s beer, wine and liquor store. While Arrow Veterinary Clinic doesn’t have a firm move-in date yet, they expect to be in their new location by early next year.

New Building Offers More Space, Amenities

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Staff at Arrow Veterinary Clinic say the conditions of its current building have been challenging.

“The building we’re in has been deteriorating for quite a while,” explains Sara El-Mehdi, practice manager for Arrow Veterinary Clinic. With only three exam rooms, the building’s layout can also be a bit challenging, particularly if multiple animals are entering or leaving the facility at the same time.

The clinic’s new space will have five larger exam rooms and a comfort room to provide a more comfortable space for clients and patients who are dealing with decisions such as euthanasia.

Currently, Arrow Veterinary Clinic employs eight people with Dr. Nicole Tremain serving as veterinarian. The new building was designed to handle growth, El-Mehdi says, and the clinic may eventually bring on another doctor to expand the number of patients that can be seen.

Fear Free Certification in Progress

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Moving into the new building should help Arrow Veterinary Clinic achieve its Fear Free Certification. Being designated a Fear Free Practice would mean the clinic has standards in place to help alleviate fear and anxiety in pets.

For instance, the new building will have an in-ground scale to make weigh-ins easier. Plus, part of the design process involved creating better traffic flow at the front door so animals don’t pass one another. “It’s for cats, especially, because they get super nervous,” El-Mehdi says.

In addition to physical changes in the building, staff have been taking continuing education classes and seminars about how to create a Fear Free environment for the animals that visit the clinic.

To focus on providing exceptional patient care, Arrow Veterinary Clinic won’t be providing boarding or grooming in their new space.

For more information about Arrow Veterinary Clinic and their planned move, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.

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