Dr. Phillip Whitley realized quickly after opening his veterinary clinic that he would need a larger facility.
Originally located in the strip mall behind Raider Mart on the east side of Grayson, Bluegrass Animal Clinic gained many clients in a short period of time and caused Whitley to start looking forward and planning for the future of his business.
Now with a staff of nine skilled technicians, groomers, and aids, Whitley has opened a new facility not far from the original location.
Located on the former site of a used car lot, the two-building facility now has room for over 70 pets with a full laboratory, full grooming shop, and isolation rooms for very ill patients. The new facility also features a larger lobby with more retail space.
One technician remarked that they had the capability to run tests on nearly every dog in Grayson simultaneously. Whitley and his staff are impressed with the efficiency they are now capable of, having completed several spay/neuter surgeries in the same morning.
Construction was a multi-year process. Whitley bought the land in late 2015 and began construction in early 2016, building the facility phases that brought it to completion this month.
Monday, Aug. 19, was their first day in the new building. However, minor details were still being completed as the sound of construction equipment could still be heard.
Whitley has many years of experience in veterinary medicine having completed undergraduate studies at Morehead State University and graduate studies at Auburn University. He has worked at many veterinary practices across several states, including Alabama and Tennesee.
Bluegrass Animal Clinic offers a wide array of services for all types of furry friends, including farm calls. Whitley says he is still one of the few that will make farm calls when he is able to. He often works with surrounding veterinarians to ensure farm calls are taken care of.
The clinic is open 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Mondays, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays. Emergency calls are available by calling (606) 475-0353.