Centerville’s Dayton Care Center has broken ground on a new 15,000-square-foot hospital that will bring with it jobs and new technology to better treat the area’s pets, officials said.
Dr. Doug Hoffman, group president of Dayton Care Center, said the current hospital at 6405 Clyo Road will transition to its new location at 6421 Clyo Road upon its completion. The new location will feature state-of-the-art equipment including an MRI and CT scanner, he said.
“The referring community has been asking Dayton Care Center for a number of years to expand services and bring more specialties to the area,” he said. “We’ve been 24-hour emergency and critical care for the last 10 years, and we are excited to hopefully bring oncology, neurology, surgery, as well as other additional specialties to this new facility.”
Hoffman said the new location will provide the latest technology and also add jobs. It’s expected to be completed in May 2019.
Last week’s groundbreaking coincided with the hospital celebrating 10 years in the community. Hoffman noted that during its operation in Centerville, the hospital has recognized the growing need for additional after-hours care, as well as an increased need for specialty services.
City Planner/Zoning Administrator Andrew Rodney said that the city has given the green light to the project since it has met the guidelines of the city’s zoning codes.
Resident Terri Adoff said she’s glad to hear about the hospital’s planned growth.
“That is where I had to put my German Shepherd down and they actually saved one of my cat’s lives. It’s just excellent there,” she said.
The Dayton Care Center’s expansion comes at the same time as another groundbreaking for animal-related care happened in neighboring Washington Twp. The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) broke ground last month on a $5 million new facility.
The organization is working to open a 27,000-square-foot building on Washington Church Road north of Lyons Road and overlooking Interstate 675.
The new facility will boost capacity, education programs, spay/neuter programs. It will also create the opportunity for the introduction of a Low Income Wellness program, officials said.