Raleigh, NC (September 16, 2019)Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital is celebrating the opening of its third hospital located in the South Saunders neighborhood of Raleigh with a Barktoberfest party on Saturday, October 5. The Oktoberfest-themed event is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 1600 South Saunders Street.

The festivities will include guided tours of the hospital, daycare and boarding, grooming and retail spaces; complimentary drinks from Trophy Brewing Company, Whiskey Kitchen and Seaboard Wine; delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Locals Oyster Bar; live music; and specialty dog treats from Woof Gang Bakery. All attendees will receive a coupon for a free pet wellness exam.

“We worked closely with our architect firm to design a modern and innovative facility for pet owners in the downtown Raleigh and adjacent neighborhoods,” said George Ghneim, DVM, PhD. “Clients will benefit from comprehensive medical care, state-of-the-art diagnostic services, advanced technologies, as well as our new offerings of a pet resort with daycare and boarding services.”

The 10,000 square-foot location designed by Cline Design Associates will offer high-quality services and amenities such as a veterinary hospital, a retail shop, and a resort with dog daycare facility and kennels for boarding cats and dogs. Its innovative design features include a state-of-the-art outdoor play yard and interior play rooms; a new flooring system designed to be more cushioned and gentle on paws; an internal dry and wet vacuum system throughout the facility; an Energy Recovery HVAC system to provide fresh air; and compartmentalized areas to help control noise. Additionally, the layout of the building was designed to allow for quick and easy drop-off of pets.

“Our design was influenced by the prominent South Saunders location,” said Carl Winstead of Cline Design Associates. “Since South Saunders Street is a gateway to downtown Raleigh, we created a dynamic structure that is appealing to traffic flow in both directions.”

As part of its first-rate customer service approach, Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital guarantees that each pet will have one-on-one attention from staff throughout each step of the visit. The team at Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital at South Saunders includes primary care veterinarians, Drs. George Ghneim and Una Stone; practice manager, Carrie Fellows; and resort manager, Matt Beaulieu.

For more information about Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital and its services, visit oakheartvet.com. If you’d like to cover Barktoberfest, or would like an interview with Dr. Ghneim, contact Mackenzie Smith by email at msmith@fwv-us.com or by phone at 877.703.3824, x106.

About Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital

Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital is a Raleigh-based veterinary services provider with locations in Longview, Dixie Trail and South Saunders. Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital offers comprehensive medical care, diagnostic services and surgery. Its mission is to help provide Raleigh area pets with the long and enjoyable life that he or she deserves. For more information, visit the Oak Heart Veterinary Hospital website and Facebook page.