FLINT TWP. — The Animal Surgical Center of Michigan, currently located on Bristol Road in Burton, is making plans to move to a vacant commercial building on Miller Road.
After holding a public hearing on April 10, the township Planning Commission granted a special land use permit to the business, as required by the Zoning Enabling Act.
The hospital will offer a service where a pet owner’s regular veterinarian refers animals for more advanced treatments, said Tracey Tucker, township building director.
The 11,899 brick building at 5045 Miller Road is set up for multiple tenants but currently vacant. It is located west of Linden Road, next door to Valley Family Restaurant and across the street from the entrance to the Gander Mountain parking lot.
Plans are in limbo pending closing on the purchase on the building, said Dr. Dan Degner, founder and owner.
The roof needs repair and the interior must be renovated to become functional, Degner said, adding that the originally targeted Dec. 1 opening will likely be pushed back.
They are now a staff of seven but anticipate hiring more veterinary technicians, an orthopedic surgeon, an internist, receptionists and vet tech assistants, he said.
“We will be offering advanced imaging such as abdominal and musculoskeletal ultrasound, CT scanning, and digital x-rays.,” he said. “We plan to have a physical rehabilitation center for dogs.”