“I hope to become a mixed animal practice (both small and large pets) in the future,” Cate said.
The facility not only offers vet care but also pet boarding. Cate said the facility boards between two and four pets at all times.
Some of the changes he hopes to make in the coming months include hiring of a groomer and increasing the number of vets on staff which would allow for weekend openings. Sometime in March he wants to open one Saturday morning a month for both appointments and walkins. If that takes off, he would then be open every Saturday.
“Right now, we’re trying to take care of what the practice always has been and we will go from there,” Cate said.
He said he can refer patients (and their owners) to orthopedic surgeons and vets who specialize in internal medicine if the need arises. In time, he hopes to acquire equipment that will allow him to handle X-rays digitally.
With the new ownership, Cate is offering 10 percent off a canine annual visit right now. With February being Pet Dental Month. Cate is offering a free dental exam before Feb. 1 to see if a pet qualifies for a new non-anesthetic teeth scaling service. If the pet qualifies, there will be a $20 reduction on the procedure price.
Even more specials are offered by “liking” the Facebook page, Cate said.
Bridgestone Companion Animal Center is located on 1421 FM 1189 about a mile south of I-20. Hours are from 7L30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 817-599-8085.