SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESIts obvious to me that we made of very wise decision with Smith and Serverson as the general contractors on the job.   now that everything is green light and structural issues addressed, things are moving at what seems like lightspeed to me (in comparison to the first 8 months of design hell).  Roof has been supported and completely reengineered and interior walls are being framed out in incredible fashion.  Finally after a year of imagining and dreaming about our floor plan, it is taking shape before my eyes.  Smith anticipates their job done by the second week in october.  only 2 months to go and at this rate, there is no doubt in our mind that their team is capable.  Now Paul, Yury and I need to start working on the infrastucture and flow of this clinic and bring the dream to life.  WVG South Bay open for business November 2014!!


Can We Play With Madness

Today was a major milestone as the construction now hits full throttle.  Smith and Severson aims for completion of the project b y October 10th and we have lots of work ahead of us.  I cannot stress how fortunate Shanna and I are to have Paul on our team as his guidance and dedication to building an outstanding facility for us for decades to come are second to none.  He has been our sounding board and conduit to Smith as well as all the subcontractors involved.  Im learning that a project of this size involves many many experts in their field.  from electrical to mechanical, structural and design, we are building this inch by inch.  Take a look at these pictures and tell me these guys dont mean business….August 6, 2014 SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESInterior walls going up next week and then we really start rolling.  WVG- South Bay Here We Come!


Honest notes

In the veterinary profession, we tend to pride ourselves on a certain standard of honesty, integrity and communication.  I’ve learned that how things are presented will greatly affect the outcome of our “treatment” expectations and ultimately  the clients understanding of each process and the expense involved.  I believe that this is part of the reason that WVG has created such a loyal, dedicated client base.  I insist my staff to hold these same standards and of course, expect those I embrace and trust to do the same, both personally and professionally.

To be blunt, my architect and his design team let me down in this manner and it still disappoints me out how their firm treated this project.  Right now Paul and Smith and Severson are my guardian angels and I need to pick up the pieces and continue to move ahead.  Initial structural engineering missed very large aspects of the support of the building that is now only becoming apparent.  They had 8 months and an empty building to do all the engineering they needed.  8 MONTHS!  Talk about wasted time and wasted money on piece of dirt on Crenshaw Blvd.  So now we need to keep going, more time….did I say lots more money.  We’ll get through it, but as anyone who knows me well might agree, I dont terminate relationships with people often.  I tend to give 2nd and 3rd chances to those I have trusted in the past.  In this case, I was forced to make a decision which I should have made months ago. My architect and his team which treated this project as an afterthought just got the boot.  And I feel greeeeeat about it as the entire project will benefit from not having  them stand in our way.  Not often Dr. Z vents a bit but

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Out With The Old

DSC_3088DSC_3085DSC_3087DSC_3094Asbestos completely removed and demo continues as the old interior ceiling is removed to make way for skylights and new air con.  Scaffolding up on the exterior and moving ahead on interior flow and design.  Exciting times and I’m thrilled with the progress.