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Woman opening a veterinary clinic to take care of animals of all kinds
IDAHO FALLS — Not everyone can say they operated on a goldfish or cured a tiger. But Nicole Seda-Boone can.
The Idaho Falls woman worked as a veterinarian at the Idaho Falls Zoo and East Idaho Aquarium for several years, and in a few weeks she will celebrate the grand opening of her new veterinary practice, Eagle Rock Veterinary Clinic. .
It opens Nov. 5 at 3630 South 25th East, St. 7 inside Kingwood Plaza in Idaho Falls. Seda-Boone tells EastIdahoNews.com that the clinic will provide care for all companion animals or “pets” and will be the only clinic in eastern Idaho to house exotic animals.
“I love seeing dogs and cats, but we don’t really have a dedicated area for lizards, birds, snakes, rabbits, chinchillas (and other less common pets) and their care, and I wanted to offer that to the community,” says Seda-Boone.
The company also has a separate council for exotic animal specialists to coordinate care for these types of patients.
Another unique feature of the clinic is a horizontal x-ray beam that can take images from any angle. It will also have the latest equipment for blood tests and other services.
Seda-Boone has worked as a veterinarian for 11 years and is thrilled to have a clinic that allows her to “provide the best care the way (she) wanted to.”
She has loved animals since she was little and although she cannot pinpoint a specific experience that drew her to this profession, she says “the puzzle of what goes on in the body has always intrigued”.
“I took all the biology-related classes I could in high school and went from there,” she says. “Learning all of this has been fascinating and knowing how to solve (health problems) as I get older has (increased) this interest as I have continued in this field.
Building relationships with clients and being part of the human-animal bond is a rewarding experience for her, and she looks forward to meeting new patients and continuing to grow as the clinic begins to operate.
The community is invited to visit the clinic during an open day on November 5th. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People can dress in surgical clothes and take pictures. There will also be a coloring contest and drawings for raffle prizes. Refreshments will be offered.
“We put a lot of thought into the design of the clinic to streamline the process and make it efficient and functional for patients,” says Shannel Guzman, Practice Director. “We have tons of room to spread out, tons of room (to grow).”
The Eagle Rock Veterinary Clinic will be open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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