We moved into the new animal hospital mid December 2016! To see images of the interior of the hospital as it is now, please click here
December 6, 2016 - Move in Date For Jefferson Veterinary Hospital less than a week away!!!
November 17, 2016 - Frederick County Md's Newest Veterinary Hospital Veterinarian/Owner Walking Through new Hospital.
Veterinarian, and owner of Jefferson Veterinary Hospital, took a walk through the new animal hospital - the cabinets are completely installed and the treatment area and surgical suites are being finalized. We will have a number of treatment stations where our veterinarians will be able to help your pets and provide our veterinary technicians and veterinary assistants wth plenty of elbow room. This will be a significant space improvement on our current hospital, but our veterinarians and veterinary technicians have moving around in a small space down to an art form, so it will be interesting to watch everyone work with all this extra space.
November 12, 2016 - Frederick County MD's Newest Animal Hospital Now Has Flooring and Cabinets Installed.
Jefferson / Brunswick MD's new veterinary hospital has new flooring and cabinets installed - it's starting to look like a finished product! We are starting to plan the move from the existing veterinary hospital to the new animal hospital and it's a little daunting - the Jefferson location has been in existence since 1987 and that's a lot of equipment and "stuff" to move!
November 10, 2016 - New Floors, Landscaping and Blacktop! Jefferson / Brunswick MD Veterinary Hospital has finished flooring!
It's getting close to completion! We now have flooring installed throughout the majority of your new veterinary hospital!! The outside has been landscaped and the curbing and blacktop has been put down. Mrs. Dr. A, who on many occasion lost a shoe in the thick clay like mud of the parking lot, has never been happier to see blacktop in a parking lot.
October 26, 2016 -We have ceilings and trim! New Veterinary Hospital in Frederick County MD getting close to completion.
Jefferson Veterinary Hospital's new facility is getting closer to completion so that our veterinarians and veterinary technicians will have more space to help better serve your pets!
September 24, 2016 - Let there be Walls! Frederick County MD Veterinary Hospital now has drywall.
In addition to many important, but unglamorous items (electricity, running water, etc.) Jefferson Veterinary Hospital now has drywall up in the new facility! With a completion date estimated in mid-November, construction is really starting to look like it is almost done and the waiting room, reception, examining rooms, treatment and surgery areas are truly looking like we had imagined them (well, maybe without all the building debris, but after looking at this on paper for so long, we are excited!) Take a moment and check out where we are on construction!
June 9 2016 - Newest Veterinary Hospital in Frederick County MD framed in
Construction on Jefferson Veterinary Hospital's new animal clinic has been progressing rapidly. The shell of the building is now completely framed in and is under roof. It is now clear to see the floor plan and the rooms all look good sizes and the layout flows well. Our veterinary staff will have over four times the amount of space that they are used to, which is going to be just amazing. The dog kennel area is finish for our canine patients to have a little more space during recuperation than they do at the moment and the pharmacy area, x-ray room, surgical suite and treatment area look like they will be great. While Dr. Ahalt does offer in home euthanasias, we will also have a dedicated bereavement room to help comfort our clients if that most difficult of decisions ever needs to be made and happen in the veterinary hospital. One area that we have highlighted and paid particular attention to in designing the building is the waiting area. We realize the one at the existing veterinary hospital is less than ideal, the space just isn't big enough and the flow from where the receptionist and the exit are is less than ideal. The new waiting area will have significantly more space and is designed in a T, so that clients will have more space to move around. The entrance and exit is also in front of the reception area, which means that there will be significantly better flow in and out of the animal hospital. Words can only convey a few things, so we will leave you with some photographs of the outside and inside of the new veterinary clinic!
May 19 2015 Framing Continues on Frederick County MD Veterinary Hospital
Despite the copious amounts of rain seen across Frederick MD, the construction crew have been working on framing the building, giving it true shape and a good feel for the size of the interior. Veterinarian and owner, Dr. Ahalt, is pleased with the space that will be provided as, given the growth of the practice, the veterinarians and staff work in very cramped conditions and we know that it can be difficult for our clients when arriving to a busy waiting room.
May 17, 2016 - Framing has started on the veterinary hospital
The constant rain here in Frederick County, MD has slowed down construction on the veterinary hospital. The slab was poured at the end of last week and we are starting to see the first bits of framing go up - this will make the veterinary hospital visible now if you go by the Lander road exit on 340 headed to Frederick, MD or Virginia or West Virginia. Every major step that we can see towards the completion of your animal hospital makes the veterinarians, veterinary technicians, assistants and receptionists at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital very excited :D
APRIL 21, 2016 - Frederick County MD's newest Veterinary hospital now has plumbing and electricity!
The plumber has been laying pipes and we can start to see some of the outline of how your new veterinary hospital will look, and where sinks will be located. The big grey tubes visible in the middle of the second photograph are from the electrician.
APRIL 20, 2016 rain halting construction on frederick county veterinary hospital
Construction of the veterinary hospital is proceeding onwards, although there isn't that much visible activity. The slab will be poured shortly, and once the walls go up, it will be visible from Roundtree road and commuters on 340 heading into Frederick. The past week, electricians were in installing the basics for the hospital, and the plumber began to lay out some of the pipes for the plumbing system.
APRIL 12, 2016 brick has been selected for veterinary hospital exterior walls
Veterinarian and owner of Jefferson Veterinary Hospital, Dr. Brooks Ahalt, called by the construction site of Frederick County MD's newest animal hospital to check on progress. He picked out the brick for the exterior of the veterinary clinic. Throughout the entire process, we have designed the animal hospital to be sympathetic with the houses in the neighboring subdivision and think that the brick fronting will help the veterinary clinic to blend in nicely. Below are the photographs of the brick Dr. Ahalt has selected, along with the exterior elevation to help show the placement of the brick on the finished veterinary hospital.
APRIL 7, 2016 Frederick County MD Veterinary Hospital now has footers!
Progress is continuing with Frederick County MD's newest Veterinary Hospital!!! The footers have now been reinforced with cinderblocks and are waiting to to be poured. The unpredictable weather we are having here in Frederick, MD April is pushing things back a little, but we know that once the foundation is poured rapid progress will be made on the building and cannot wait to see it!!! Mrs. Dr. A cannot wait until the parking lot is paved as every time she visits the site of the Animal Hospital her boots covered in clay/mud that just won't come off!
April 2, 2016 Footers have been dug for new Veterinary Hospital in Frederick County MD
The footers have been dug and prepped to be poured and the footprint of the new Veterinary Hospital is now clearly visible!!! The wider area with the big concrete squares will be the new entrance to your animal hospital! We hope that you will appreciate that beautiful view as much as we do! We are so excited to see this progress, and know that it won't be long before the new hospital will be clearly visible for everyone to see!
March 19, 2016 Frederick County MD's Newest Animal Hospital has beginning site work completed
Clare Ahalt Photography took a quick trip from Frederick MD to the freshly cleared site for the new animal hospital with her camera to get a few photographs - one thing is for certain that we can tell even before the foundation is dug out is that we have a beautiful view, and some great neighbors!
March 17, 2016 New Facility for Jefferson Veterinary Hospital Starts Construction
We are continuing to make progress towards breaking ground on our new Jefferson Veterinary Hospital facility, and anyone driving by us on Roundtree Road, or just after the Lander Road exit towards West Virginia, or before this exit headed towards Frederick MD, on 340 will have noticed some construction equipment on the site. At this point in time, a culvert entrance has been created, our storm water management is underway and the building site has been prepared for construction! Dr. Ahalt will have a pre-construction meeting on March, 22, 2016 and we hope that construction will commence during the week of March 28, 2016.
March 3, 2016 Construction Imminent for Frederick County's Newest Veterinary Hospital! Will be home to 3 Veterinarians and numerous veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants and office staff.
Jefferson Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce that we will be opening a new facility in 2017! The new hospital will be located on Roundtree Road, less than half a mile from our current location. This facility will enable us to serve our clients more efficiently and effectively, providing almost 5,000 square feet additional space for exam rooms, surgical suites, waiting area and a dedicated bereavement room. This page will be kept up to date with developments so that our clients and community can follow along with the new construction! Business will continue as usual at Jefferson Veterinary Hospital and Brunswick Veterinary Clinic's current locations during construction of this new animal hospital.