Our Very First Post!
We have been busy. So busy, but we wanted to give you guys an update on where we are and what the plans are. It’s been a hectic past couple months trying to get the building permits and getting everything approved.
The journey all started years ago when Dr. Hitt dreamed of having her own practice in Northern Virginia. She wanted a place to call her own. A place where she could provide the best care she could and she could hire other veterinarians that were as passionate as her about helping animals. To her, it’s not about the money, but about helping as many animals as she can in her life. So, she made the decision in Spring 2012 to start her own practice. And so the real estate search began…
Through months of searching, a lease opened up in Pan Am Shopping Center and Dr. Hitt realized that this was a great area to start her practice. It has plenty of parking, great stores nearby, and it’s easy to get to! All the while, Dr. Hitt was working on naming her practice, which wasn’t easy! But, we’ll save that story for another time. So, after securing a lease, the construction began.
We finally received our building permit on January 30, 2013 — which also happens to be Dr. Hitt’s birthday! What a perfect gift for her. The first order of business: get the sign up!
Second order of business: lay out our space to see if we like it! Although the space is on the smaller side, we just figure it will make it all the more cozy for our family (which includes you and your pets).
Obviously through all the days of planning, we had to get some input from our furry friends (left):
Dr. Hitt is pictured above on the left with her French Bulldog, Emmy, and again to the right with her husband. Her husband is a commercial contractor in the area and decided to help her build her dream (what a love story!).
construction is well under way and we are hoping (finger’s crossed!) to open in the beginning of April! We CAN’T wait to be able to take your calls and schedule the first appointments for Mainstay Veterinary Practice!