Paws are expected to arrive at the Chino Spectrum Marketplace with the potential establishment of a new animal hospital.
The Chino Planning Commission on Wednesday recommended approval for Banfield Pet Hospital to be located in the storefront between Runway Fashion Exchange and Sam’s Club at the Chino Spectrum Marketplace at the southwest corner of Grand and Pipeline Avenues. The municipal council will make the final decision at a future meeting.
The animal hospital will be an extension of its location inside PetSmart in Chino Hills, located at 13001 Peyton Drive. The hospital will provide preventative care, including vaccinations, parasite control, dental care, and behavioral and nutritional counseling. Minor surgeries, including sterilizations and sterilizations, will be performed.
The hospital will include a pharmacy, a hall with pet supplies for sale, kennels, six treatment rooms, four examination rooms and five treatment stations.
It will operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, with no overnight boarding.
The planning commission has requested that a minimum of three pet waste stations be located in front of the hospital, the island parking lot area and the rear.
Commissioner Steve Lewis said Banfield was a good neighbor to nearby shops by installing soundproof walls.
Commissioner Jimmy Alexandris said he was happy Banfield chose Chino. “During the pandemic, a lot of people have become closer to their pets, so there’s a great need for that,” he said.