Former video store to house pet clinic

Lexington Pet Clinic to move to 2,400 square-foot building in April

Lexington Pet Clinic in Eagan plans to move in April from 4250 Lexington Ave. S. to the former Video Update building at 1095 Diffley Road. The 2,400 square-foot building will enable the clinic to grow and expand its services. - Photo by Jessica Harper

Lexington Pet Clinic in Eagan plans to move in April from 4250 Lexington Ave. S. to the former Video Update building at 1095 Diffley Road. The 2,400 square-foot building will enable the clinic to grow and expand its services. – Photo by Jessica Harper

After only six months on the market, the former Video Update property in Eagan will soon have a new tenant — one that will cater to residents’ four-legged friends.

Lexington Pet Clinic in Eagan plans to move in April to the 2,400 square-foot building at 1095 Diffley Road.

The building is twice the size of the clinic’s current facility on Lexington Avenue, which will allow the growing business to expand its services to include grooming and dog-training classes.

“Our clients have been asking about these services, and we want to meet the demand,” said co-owner and veterinarian Alysia Ferguson.

Ferguson and fellow veterinarian Amy Kizer purchased the 20-year-old business in 2008.

Despite the recession, the clinic has continued to grow each year and currently has the two veterinarians and five employees. Kizer credits their success, in part, to the staff’s personalized approach and the clinic’s wide array of veterinary services.

“We strive to have a personalized view of people’s pets,” she said.

The clinic is among the first in Eagan to provide veterinary services for exotic pets.

In addition to caring for cats and dogs, Dr. Kizer, who specializes in exotic animals, treats an array of pets including ferrets, guinea pigs, pet chickens and even fish.

When she’s not at the Eagan clinic, Kizer cares for creatures at the Sea Life Aquarium (formerly known as Underwater World) at the Mall of America.

The Eagan City Council approved a planned development amendment for the site on Feb. 5, which will enable to clinic to move forward with its plans.

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