Emergency Veterinary Hospital Proposed at Former KinderCare Site

Public hearing slated for Wednesday, May 16.

This week, the Canton Zoning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on a proposed emergency veterinary hospital at the former KinderCare child-care center on Dowd Ave. 

Shannon and Vincent Bertolino are applying to put the facility, for pet treatment in "situations of sudden illness and trauma," at 135 Dowd Ave., at the corner of Canton Springs Road, according to town records.

Under current zoning, the business needs a special exception.

As part of that, the commission will consider the circumstances of the proposed use, its consistency with the character of the neighborhood, parking, access and more.

Prior to approval, the property owner should remedy some situations that do not meet prior site-plan approval, such as grading of the rear parking area away from Canton Springs Road, according to town documents.

The KinderCare branch closed in March of 2011. Prior to KinderCare, another day-care facility operated on the property. 

A public hearing on the proposed use is slated for Wednesday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.

See the complete zoning commission agenda here

Linda Betances May 15, 2012 at 09:59 AM
Sorry Karen, I thought you said you were in Avon but, that doesn't change the fact that this facility would be a great asset for Canton. Yours is a training facility and that's great! But, as I have found out, Cantons' towns people, think this is a great idea!, and why not?. There seems to be more than enough business for all, and I guess they feel the traffic isn't and issue I don't know but, because Canton keeps growing, so must it's businesses and the need for the ER clinic must have become an important issue. Because of all the new animals that came into our town with the new people that moved here. I agree with you about the one ER in Avon, the rest are all Vet.Clinics not ER Clinics so, The need to have one closer in town is important. Like I said prior, there are only 2 ER Animal Clinics that I knew of, the Avon site and Hartford site, and for people that do not live close to eigther, Having an ER in Canton would be a great asset, and closer as well for animals in crisis. A few years back when I need an animal ER facility, there were none close, I had to go to the Avon one and my pet passed away on the ride there! It broke my heart! So again, I am sorry for your experience here but, I for one hope this passes and we do get a 24/7 ER clinic. It really is needed here now.
Linda Betances May 17, 2012 at 09:40 AM
I met the people last night at the Canton Town Meeting and Dr.Bertolino, she is very nice people and the input was great! and very positive,. Beverly LaPlum made some excellent points and suggestions! I really feel that this is going to happen! As, all of the people I spoke with said "We really Need this in Canton" and they are Happy to know that care for tier pets is closer than they thought! So, here;s to Dr.Bertolino, and her staff, "Hope to hear back from you soon", and a huge Thanks to Beverly,This really going to be a great place!!! :)
Fred May 17, 2012 at 11:48 AM
Hey we have a medical facility on every corner. Why not one for animals too. After all, pretty soon we'll have mandated health care insurance for pets.
Spencer Shawn January 02, 2014 at 12:16 PM
I think that they should put in a Kid's Country there. They seem to be great with kids and will probably not go out of business like the last one. Check them out. http://www.kidscountry.net/facilities/normandy-park/


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