Did you see this letter in yesterday's Hyde Park Herald...
On behalf of the Hyde Park Animal Clinic and the University of Chicago, we are taking the unusual step of writing a joint letter to update the community about ongoing relocation efforts for the clinic.
The University recognizes the need for veterinary services for the neighborhood and has always been anxious to support Drs. Wake and Hutchings as the providers of these services. Hyde Park Animal Clinic is a valuable resource, having served Hyde Park and near South Side communities for over 28 years.
For the last nine months, The University and Dr. Wake have been working together to find a new neighborhood home for Hyde Park Animal Clinic. Dozens of potential locations have been explored by the University and Hyde Park Animal Clinic, but none were suitable for the needs of a veterinary hospital. After reviewing all options, Hyde Park Animal Clinic has come up with a solution which will be very exciting for the community. A clinic office will be opened at 1365 East 53rd Street to provide out-patient services for dogs, cats, surgery, dental procedures and boarding for cats.
A second location is being negotiated on 71st Street near Stony Island where we hope to establish a state of the art veterinary hospital with boarding and daycare services.
The university and clinic are pleased that all the hard work has paid off and that Dr. Wake will continue to care for our pets for many years to come. We see this progress as part of the ongoing efforts to create a new, more vital 53rd Street.
Dr. Thomas Wake, DVM
Nim Chinniah, Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer, University of Chicago