By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2013
From left, Dr. Chris Kelley, Dr. Greg Strathe and Dr. Bryan Spriggs, co-owners of the newly merged SAHO/Strathe Veterinary Hospital.
Strathe Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce a new chapter of growth in their business, which first opened in Owasso 20 years ago. Beginning January 1, 2013, the hospital is merging with SAHO (Small Animal Hospital of Owasso) to form a dynamic team of professionals dedicated to serving the beloved pets of Owasso and their owners.
At the first of January, Dr. Greg Strathe and his entire staff will move their offices down the street to SAHO at 12500 E. 86th St. N., next to El Tequila. Their stay will not last long, however, as the merged veterinary team will soon move to their brand-new, state-of-the-art facility currently being built behind Compadres Mexican Grill on 86th Street North. The new hospital is scheduled to open by fall of 2013. “We are thrilled to be merging with the SAHO team and soon moving to our amazing new hospital. The new facility is approximately 20,000 square feet and will include doggie day care, full grooming services, obedience training and boarding facilities, along with all of our regular veterinary care options,” says Karen Hutchinson, hospital director. “We look forward to learning from each other to form the absolute best veterinary hospital in Owasso, with top-notch care and down-home customer service for every one of our clients – pets and owners.”
Karen notes that current clients of Strathe need not worry about a lot of changes happening – everything will remain the same, except for the new building. “Clients can still make an appointment with their preferred doctor, and every employee is making the move with us,” she adds.
Along with Dr. Greg Strathe, owners of the merged clinic will be Dr. Bryan Spriggs and Dr. Chris Kelley from SAHO. Rounding out the team of veterinarians will be Dr. Sara Hendricks and Dr. Kiana Selby from Strathe and Dr. Angie Semple from SAHO. “Each doctor has his or her own specialties and interests, allowing them to provide the best care under one roof,” says Karen.
Dr. Strathe explains that merging with SAHO will allow the new veterinary team to keep costs down, resulting in lower prices for clients, and still build a top-of-the-line facility with added amenities. In addition to doggie day care, the new hospital will offer obedience training in a park-like setting as well as boarding services – from standard boarding all the way to luxury suites for the most pampered of pets. “This will allow us to provide a variety of choices and price options for boarding your pet,” says Karen.
SAHO/Strathe can take care of your precious pets in any way that they need it, offering vaccinations, heartworm and parasite prevention and treatment, geriatric health care, surgical care, full dental care, weight management, microchipping, grooming and more. They welcome walk-ins, but appointments are preferred.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.