After serving the Eden Prairie community for over four decades, Flying Cloud Animal Hospital has relocated to a larger facility to accommodate its growing number of services for cats, dogs, and other pets.
Marking this significant move, the hospital held a grand reopening last month at its new 6,000-square-foot space at 12365 Singletree Lane, attracting nearly 500 attendees.
The hospital now occupies about two-thirds of a 9,000-square-foot building, previously the Jake’s City Grille site. The remainder of the building will soon host a Crisp & Green restaurant.
Dr. Jeff Krull, managing veterinarian and co-owner, described the move as a significant expansion from the clinic’s original 1,600-square-foot site at Flying Cloud Drive and Middleset Road, where it has been located since its opening in 1978. Reflecting on the site’s history, Krull recalled its initial remote setting, surrounded by wheat fields, highlighting the growth and evolution of both the clinic and Eden Prairie over the years.
“We had just outgrown that site something terrible,” said Krull, who has worked at Flying Cloud since 2002. “We have six doctors and only had three exam rooms. So obviously, as I joke with clients, do the math. That doesn’t work too well. So we’ve known for a while that we wanted a new site. But, we have been established in Eden Prairie for so long, we certainly didn’t want to leave that neighborhood.”
Flying Cloud Animal Hospital’s new facility features eight exam rooms, a dental suite, expanded surgical suites, boarding facilities, and pet relief areas.
According to a press release, the hospital provides 14,000 services to pets each year. This expansion allows them to care for more pets and offer more same-day appointments.
Highlighting the recent expansion, Krull pointed to the surge in pet ownership during the COVID-19 era. “The part that veterinary medicine didn’t predict is that everybody was going to go out and adopt a kitten or a puppy,” he said.
This rise in pet ownership led to increased demand for veterinary services, with many pet owners needing help finding animal hospitals accepting new clients.
“My goal is always to be able to help as many of those people as we can,” Krull said. “One of our primary goals is to have a lot of same-day appointments available for the owner that wakes up in the morning and finds out that their (Labrador) has been vomiting all night. We’re able to help those individuals.”
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