Halfacre Construction Company recently completed the Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch.

The new 6,300-square-foot facility houses a full-scale medical center – outfitted with seven exam rooms, a surgery suite, a full laboratory, a dental suite and a spacious reception area. Large storefront windows and doors boost the building’s natural light and several architectural features enhance the exterior.

“This is a privately owned hospital with a family-oriented atmosphere,” said Dr. Wendy Ellis, owner of Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch who also formerly founded the Sarasota Veterinary Emergency Hospital in 2006 and sold the clinic in 2016. “I love our location and our staff, and I’m proud to be a part of this community. Our goal is to set a new standard of excellence with high-level customer service and compassionate vet care in Lakewood Ranch. We aim to make everyone feel like family.”

The clinic’s lab is equipped with the latest diagnostics to treat everything from minor issues to life-threatening diseases. The on-hand laboratory equipment includes multiple in-house blood machines, ultrasound machines, digital and dental x-ray devices and intensive care unit oxygen. Several tests, such as heartworm, lyme, feline leukemia and others, can be treated within 20 minutes or less at the office.

With a progressive method to medicine, Dr. Ellis chooses her staff not just for their skills but also for their kindness. Their team provides concierge veterinary care with a personalized approach, including extended office visits and treatment plans tailored for each patient. Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch also offers in-home euthanasia in the comfort of the client’s home.

Located off Lorraine Road and State Road 70 at 15205 Garnet Trail in Lakewood Ranch, Halfacre Construction Company also supervised the site work, paved the parking lot and installed the landscaping. Situated on a 1.2-acre parcel, the project began in March 2019.