Car crashes into Avondale Veterinary Hospital, delaying return to in-person visitsPhoto provided by Avondale Veterinary Hospital. The person pictured in the photo is Cat Fitzgerald.
Avondale Estates, GA — Customers of Avondale Veterinary Hospital will have to wait a little longer to return to in-person visits with their pets.
Like many vets, the Avondale Veterinary Hospital has been offering curbside service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Monday, Feb. 28, around 6 p.m. a driver crashed a Volkswagen Passatt into the building’s front lobby. No one was injured. No one was cited because the crash happened on private property. The building got the worst of it. Avondale Veterinary Hospital is located at 6 North Avondale Road.
According to the Avondale Estates Police report, “Damage to the building was extensive. [The vehicle] made entry through the front wall to the left of the entrance to the building. The glass pane on the wall … was completely broken.” The vehicle also pushed a short brick wall into the building.
“The vehicle entered the building past the front fenders,” the police report says. “The vehicle suffered disabling damage to the front end …”
In an email to customers, the Veterinary Hospital wrote, “We were really looking forward to re-opening the hospital for in-room appointments this week.”
“Unfortunately, on Monday we had a car drive through our front lobby, literally wrecking those plans,” the Veterinary Hospital wrote. “We are extremely thankful that no animals or people were injured as a result of this accident. Due to the ongoing construction to repair the damage to our front door, walls, and windows, we will remain curbside for the time being to ensure the safety of our team, clients, and patients. We will start taking in-room appointments just as soon as these repairs have been completed. As always, we thank you for your continued support and understanding.”
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