WestVet Emergency & Specialty Center has started construction on a two-story, 32,000-square-foot new small animal hospital next to its existing hospital at Chinden Road and 50th Street in Garden City.
The new hospital will have five operating rooms and 16 exam rooms, and an intensive care unit designed for pets and their visiting owners. It will be bigger than a few of the human hospitals in Idaho.
Veterinary surgeon Jeff Brourman established WestVet in 2005. His 35 vets and 80 other staff now operate in an 11,000-square-foot hospital with two operating rooms and nine exam rooms. Brourman expects to add six more specialists and increase overall staffing to 200.