Guests on two and four legs helped celebrate the grand opening of Creekside Pet Care Center in Keller on April 22.

The center, located at 8830 Davis Blvd., officially opened Jan. 31. According to Practice Manager Tess Tippit, Creekside has been serving pets and their owners in Keller for 27 years at its original location, which is a 1,700-square-foot building that still stands adjacent to the new facility.

“We offer grooming, boarding and doggy day care at the original building,” Tippit said. “The new building is the 24-hour hospital where we provide wellness care, including vaccinations, testing, preventative and routine wellness along with preforming surgeries both routine and emergent 24 hours a day. We also have an ICU and critical care department operating 24/7.”

Creekside has 12 veterinarians on staff. The center is part of the Suveto network, which owns 66 veterinary hospitals across the country. According to Tippit, Suveto stands for “supporting veterinary ownership.”

“My clients are my favorite part,” Tippit said. “To strengthen the animal-human bond is so important.”

She also mentioned one of the key components of strengthening that bond is helping to educate pet owners who come in about the significance of preventative care.

“Educating people on the things that help them to enrich the lives of their pets and to increase the longevity of their relationships is so important,” Tippit said. “For example, a lot of people don’t think about scheduling dental cleanings annually for their dog, but dental disease leads to early death. By having a relationship with the client to encourage that compliance will help them be with their pet longer.”

Editor's note: The story has been updated to notate the correct spelling of a last name.