by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

The Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber, Sylvania Township Trustee Neal Mahoney and members of the Sylvania Area Chamber of Commerce joined veterinarians Drs. Jennifer Tate and Nicole Belcher and their practice manager Stefanie Herzig to cut the ribbon to officially open TimberstoneVet on Saturday, Aug. 24. The new practice is located in a newly constructed 5,600-square-foot veterinary clinic at 7851 West Sylvania Ave. Bridgestone Construction Co. served as the general contractor for the construction project.
John Healey, from Miller-Danberry worked on the transaction from Silica Properties, owned by the Stansley family, for the three partners. Although the property is located in Sylvania Township, the buyers needed to work out an agreement with the city of Sylvania to furnish sanitary sewer from the other side of Sylvania. “Everyone worked together to make it happen,” Healey offered.
“This is ideal for our practice,” noted Tate. “We all love the location. There is a lot of population growth here and this is where we wanted to be,” she said.
The new facility was designed for pets comfort. Four easily accessible exam rooms are directly off of the large, comfortable waiting area in front of the large treatment area. In addition, a boarding area for cats and kittens offers roomy cages with feline comfort in mind. An 18-dog boarding area is also available.
The three partners met and practiced at another veterinary clinic. “Working together, we engaged over our shared passions and beliefs and our collaborative quest for the best practices of veterinary medicine and community stewardship,” Tate said. “I have been a practicing veterinarian for over 23 years and I have always been motivated by my absolute and unconditional love for animals and what the best practice of medicine can offer to enhance the lives of our families. The partners and our entire staff, all share these same passions and beliefs,” she pointed out.
“Nicole and I are all small animal veterinarians and collectively we have almost 30 years in the practice of veterinary medicine. Our practice manager, Stefanie, has been in the veterinary field for over 13 years and involved in rescue for the last 15 years. We are especially proud of the entire team we have assembled – our staff members have extensive experience and have been in the veterinary medical field for years,” Tate said.
TimberstoneVet offers services that include, but are not limited tostem cell therapies, dental care, ultrasound, endoscopy and general medical and surgical services. The veterinarians provide state-of-the-art in-house diagnostics making use of their in-house ultrasound technology and lab, which provides accurate and timely results. Pets requiring overnight hospitalization receive the best care possible by staff members.
TimberstoneVet offers 24/7/365-round-the-clock care for patients, which means someone is always there to monitor and care for pets – in boarding or while overnight in the hospital.