ENGLEWOOD — Seven years after taking ownership of Englewood Animal Hospital, husband and wife veterinarians Dr. Trent Printz and Dr. Kelsy Printz have expanded their facilities by acquiring the former car lot at 550 S. Main St.
Previously owned by McNulty Motors, the facility was most recently utilized by SVG Motors as a used car lot.
The facility measures between 1,000 and 1,200 on its main level according to Dr. Trent Printz. The building also features a basement area which might be used for client medical boarding in the future. The surgical facility also offers a “comfort room” for euthanasia.
“It is a lot quieter over here,” said Dr. Trent. “It is a lot more low key. That is one complaint we get from people sometimes, is that there was too much noise at our other office. It’s not intimate enough, so hopefully the comfort room will address that issue.”
He said the comfort room might also be used for laser therapy as well as acupuncture treatments.
The main level will be utilized specifically for surgery while the original facility on the opposite of the street will still be used for regular patient visits and care.
Future plans also include possible expansion of the surgical facility to eventually accommodate patient examination rooms so that all business functions are conducted at the same facility.
At the original facility at 589 S. Main St., the former surgical room will be used for radiology.
“Right now our treatment area is also used for radiology, so by moving it into the former surgical room we can be more efficient with our appointments,” Dr. Trent stated.
Surgery was performed at the new facility on Thursday. By next week Dr. Trent said they hope to have all of their credit card processing set up and all computers linked up so that clients can pay at the surgical facility just as they had previously at the main facility.
The team also includes Dr. Leia Aldrich who began her career at Englewood Animal Hospital under former owner Dr. Larry McKenzie (retired). She started her career as a veterinary technician and continued to serve in that role when Drs. Trent and Kelsy took over. Shortly afterward, she entered into veterinary school at The Ohio State University and recently graduated in August of 2017. She then returned to EAH to serve as one of the doctors in treating both large and small animals. Dr. Leia lives locally with her husband Patrick and daughter Averly. They have many cats, horses, and cows.
Dr. Trent originally hails from the Arcanum region, where he grew up with his mom and dad, Tina and Lonnie Printz, and his two older siblings, Travis and Abby. His passion for animals developed during his experience in 4-H, showing cattle and the occasional pig and sheep. Because of this interest, he decided to pursue veterinary medicine. He first attended undergraduate school at Wilmington College where he attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. From there, he went directly in the College of Veterinary Medicine at The Ohio State University. It was in his vet school class where he met his now wife and business partner, Kelsy. Today, they own EAH together, have a daughter named Adalee, and multiple animals, both companion and farm.
Dr. Kelsy Printz is originally from the great state of Maine, where her family nurtured her love for animals, allowing her to have in her life a variety of creatures including dogs, cats, horses, goats, rabbits, Guinea pigs, turtles, and fish. In undergrad, because she enjoys adventure and seeing new places, she decided to transfer to the University of Findlay to continue her studies in their pre-vet program. From there she graduated with a Bachelor of Science, double majoring in Pre-Vet and Biology Life Sciences and minoring in Chemistry, and was well groomed for entering into The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine the following fall.
In the future, she looks forward to becoming part of the One Health Initiative in the fight against the Rabies virus.