The 18,500-square-foot facility will be located at 1401 W. Memorial Road. It will feature many of the same equipment found in human hospitals, including an MRI, a CT scanner, digital radiography and more.
“Pets are increasingly viewed as members of our families, and we have all come to want and expect a higher standard of medical care for them,” said Rachelle Belanger, BluePearl practice manager in Oklahoma City. “We’re thrilled to be building a new cutting-edge hospital that will help us provide even better care to the pets of Oklahoma City.”
The $7.5-million project will allow BluePearl to merge its surgery and emergency services, which are currently housed in separate buildings. Those facilities, located at 1800 W. Memorial Rd. and 13551 N. Indiana Ave., will close when the new hospital opens.
A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1. In addition to hospital staff, former and current BluePearl clients and their pets will be on hand to help launch the new project.
“We’re very proud to be a part of the Oklahoma City community and we wanted to include our friends – whether they have two legs or four – as we start this exciting new initiative,” Belanger added.
The new hospital will have an open layout design to facilitate collaboration among the team of doctors and caregivers. It will also include space for an expanded intensive care unit (ICU) and a greater number of examination rooms.
More than 15 emergency and specialty veterinary doctors work for BluePearl in Oklahoma City with specialty services in emergency medicine, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, critical care and surgery.