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Animal hospital readies move to new quarters

by Jill Harmacinski, Eagle Tribune

A North Andover animal hospital is preparing its long-planned move to its new home on Route 114 in Lawrence to the Route 114 site of the previous Showcase Cinemas.

Bulger Veterinary Hospital will move to its new facility at 141 Winthrop Ave., the former site of Showcase Cinemas. Bulger plans to re-open on June 27, officials announced.

The move comes a year after the Showcase Cinemas building there was razed. A Starbucks with a drive-thru is already open at the location.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to expand our business into the city of Lawrence and become part of the community. The mayor and the city have been so supportive in our efforts and we are thankful for their encouragement," said Ames Prentiss, CEO of Ethos Veterinary Health a national chain of which Bulger Animal Hospital is part.

“We are proud of our history of high quality veterinary care for pet owners in the Merrimack Valley and are enthusiastic for the future in our new home," said Prentiss, an Andover native.

The new 17,000-square-foot hospital includes five surgery suites, 20 exam rooms, a new, 64-slice CT scanner, severe waiting rooms, a dedicated waiting room just for felines and a larger emergency facility.

The animal hospital's services will continue to include primary care, 24/7 emergency and critical care (365 days year), surgery, cardiology, internal medicine, ophthalmology, acupuncture, an exotics team and more, Bulger officials said.


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