This was a huge week for the clinic, we have finally opened the doors to the new clinic and have been operating from it since Monday 11/13. We are very excited to share it with you.
You may now enter our parking lot from either 29th St West or 30th St West. The entrance to the new building is on the Northwest corner. The photo shows the entrance.
The contractors are now in renovation mode for the old clinic side, that is expected to be completed in February 2024. That side will be turned into administrative offices, hospital use kenneling areas and the Annex food storage.
Attention construction update:
Attention construction update:
For 1 week, starting the week of August 21st, 30th Street West will be closed, from the Annex parking lot all the way to 4th Avenue West, which means you cannot go around the block to get to the new clinic parking lot.
The construction company will be hooking up the plumbing lines along 30th Street West, the street itself will have construction work on it.
Due to limited parking at the Annex, you must take 29th Street West and park in the main lot for clinic needs. Annex will have limited parking for customers and deliveries so parking there will only be for Annex needs.
If using GPS, can input 410 29th Street West, Bradenton, Florida 34205, and it will take you directly to the new clinic parking lot.
Our parking lot is located directly behind Gary Sweetman’s Photography’s parking lot.
There is a large white sign indicating the entrance of the lot for both DeSoto Animal Clinic and Bradenton Veterinary Emergency.
If you choose to use your GPS in you phone or vehicle, you may use the address of 410 29th Street West, Bradenton, Florida, 34205. This address will direct you straight to the new lot.
After you get to the lot, you will proceed down the sidewalk into the building using the glass door, which is marked, then come to the reception desk.
On Monday the old parking lot was officially closed off and the prep work has begun to start on the expansion of the clinic. A lot of activity is going on for our clinic! Please don’t forget to enter the new lot from 29th Street West, the concrete is certainly a nice change from the old asphalt that served as well for so many years. For now, you must enter the building using the glass door. From there please make your way to the reception area to check in.
So many great things are happening here at the clinic! Our builders have put up a barrier fence around the old “Annex” in preparation for the construction of the larger clinic parking lot. We have moved the “Annex” into the new location, 3002 Manatee Avenue West (across 30th Street West from the clinic). We want to thank you for your patronage throughout these changes, we are sure there will be more to come.
Please bear with us as we convert from our old computer software system to a newer updated software system, it is a huge learning curve for every one of our staff members. We know there are going to be some bumps in the road along the way, this may last a few months. We ask for your patience and understanding as we transition into the new software system, its design should eventually make our practice work more efficiently.
We would like to let our clients that are currently feeding any of the Royal Canin® prescription diets that there is a significant global supply shortage of this brand.
Please read the statement from Royal Canin®, “Royal Canin® has experienced incredible growth in demand for our products at a time when a broader global crisis is putting additional strain on all of us. Despite our best efforts to supply enough of our diets to meet the increased demand, we recognize that we are not meeting your expectations, nor ours. Our entire team is committed to getting your cats and dogs the tailored nutrition they deserve. In the meantime, we will be prioritizing the diets we believe are most critical to the health and wellbeing of pets for the time being. Because of that, you may experience difficulty purchasing certain products in the coming months.”
At our food “Annex” we carry alternative diets that are comparable made by Purina and Hills, in the case that you cannot find the Royal Canin® diet your pet was originally prescribed. Please visit the Therapeutic-Comparison-Chart to find a comparable diet. Be aware that the diets are comparable in the manner that they treat the medical issue, however ingredients and calorie content may be different, so please take that into account when giving the food to your pet. If you are transitioning from one diet to the next, we encourage you to slowly transition the food over a 5-7 day period to lessen the risk of GI upset.
We carry Science Diet, Hills, Purina, and when available Royal Canin® on our online pharmacy and the foods can be shipped directly to your door. If you would like to order please visit our online store, click here.
We share in your frustration with this inconvenience, we will keep you posted as we know more and hope that Royal Canin® will be readily available again very soon.
***In the meantime, with the exception of what we have currently on our shelves, Royal Canin® brand food will be on a special order basis. Please note the availability and time for it to arrive is unknown so plan accordingly.
Letter from Dr. James Kanzler:
After 40 years of enjoying practice, I plan to suspend regularly scheduled appointments. In part, this is to make room for our new, young practitioners, but also to allow me more time to travel while I am still able to enjoy it.
I will continue to help with administrative duties, and I will sometimes be available to help when we are overwhelmed with urgent cases. I could also occasionally substitute for other doctors when they need time off.
Naturally, I am very happy that my son, Dr. Alex Kanzler, will continue the mission of our practice. He has become an accomplished practitioner, and I am sure he is up to the challenge of running a small business as well. His wife, Dr. Ashley Kanzler, will continue to operate Bradenton Veterinary Emergency out of our facility. They are already in the process of planning a new, bigger and better hospital in the near future.
This is a bittersweet moment in life for me. I have great respect for the veterinary profession, and it is difficult for me to leave.
When I was finishing high school (Palmetto High, Class of 1966), my father told me I would need to work the rest of my life, and I should find a job I could enjoy. That was good advice, and it compelled me to pursue veterinary medicine after I fulfilled my military obligation. I am just lucky it all worked out.
I am proud of the practice I started in 1980, and I am forever grateful to the wonderful clients who supported me and entrusted me with the care of their pets. Getting to know them was a great pleasure.
I am also grateful to my co-workers, who work so hard. Our standard of care for our patients has improved incredibly since 1980. This is due to modern pharmaceuticals, better equipment, and innovative procedures, but none of it can be properly utilized without a well-trained, caring, and compassionate staff.
So—we will see how this goes. Our staff (and my wife) are suspicious that I will not be gone for long. They seem to think I cannot stay away. Time will tell, but time is running out.