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Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital to build new Cape Coral facility

By Staff | Nov 7, 2019

The Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital is building a new facility and they hope to open its doors next summer.

Dr. Milton McKelvie says the 11,630-square-foot office will be able to help accommodate the veterinary hospital’s existing clientele.

“We’re kind of boxed in and the demand is there,” McKelvie said.

“Hopefully we’ll be able to expand our services and meet the demand. It’s all about the pets and doing the best thing for the pets.”

The office at 1141 County Club Boulevard will be open 24 hours a day and will serve dogs, cats, reptiles and exotic animals.

Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital has two other locations. The main hospital is at 2015 Del Prado Boulevard South and the outpatient clinic is located at 920 Country Club Boulevard.

McKelvie says that when the new office is complete, they’ll all be about three miles a part from each other.

The new location will be a half-mile from the outpatient clinic

Plans for the new office call for separate dog and cat wards, 20 exam rooms, four operating rooms, an outdoor run, X-ray, treatment area, and a pharmacy and laboratory

The 13-doctor private practice was founded in 1977.

McKelvie purchased Viscaya-Prado two years after he graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985.

On their website, it says: “Our mission is to provide you and your pets with service of the highest quality, keeping your companions healthy and giving you peace of mind. We believe that it is through communicating with you, the pet owner, that we can both work together to give your pet a happy and healthy home environment. Pets are an important part of all our lives, and we want nothing more than to ensure that your friends remain with you for a long, long time.”

Plans to expand have been in the works for four or five years.

McKelvie says it’s taken so long due to things like planning, site planning and architectural design.

He also has four other partners’ opinions to take into account.

Right now the new office’s walls are going up and McKelvie says the roof should be on by Christmas.

One thing that sets the Viscaya-Prado Veterinary Hospital apart is that they’ve been around for a long time.

“We have a reputation,” McKelvie said. “We really try hard to meet the demands for pets and give them what they need in a high tech manner.”

McKelvie is happy to have more space for everyone-those who work at the offices, the clientele and of course, the pets.

“It’ll be really nice for us in terms of having more room, parking, a lot more isolation rooms so we can have more pets in the hospital at one time,” he said.

“I’m hoping it’ll be something that will benefit the pets of Cape Coral for 30-50 years.”