Former Hampton bar gets OK to become pet clinic
Veterinarian Katti Stoller of McCandless plans to soon offer pet owners a new clinic near North Park for cats, dogs and small animals.
Stoller, 33, hopes to open the facility next spring at the site of the vacant, former Crowd Pleasers bar at 2232 West Hardies Road in Hampton.
“We've had some property maintenance issues with the owner,” Marty Orban, land use administrator for Hampton Township, reported Oct. 10 during a public hearing on Stoller's request to turn the former bar into a veterinary clinic.
No one at the hearing opposed her proposal.
Hampton Council subsequently voted Oct. 24 to approve Stoller's request to approve the clinic as a permitted venture in a neighborhood commercial zone. Stoller needed Hampton Council's approval because Hampton's zoning ordinance doesn't list veterinary clinics among permitted uses in a neighborhood commercial zone.
Hampton Council also voted Oct. 24 to approve Stoller's request to consolidate the former Crowd Pleasers parcel with a nearby second lot — located across private Mulberry Lane — for use as a parking lot for her proposed clinic.
“I will be the owner of the building and the head vet,” said Stoller, who currently works at a veterinary clinic in Plum.
Stoller expects to purchase the former Crowd Pleasers property with her husband, Sam Stoller, son of Dr. Ron and Nancy Stoller of McCandless.
“Essentially, what we want to do is redo the inside and the outside of the building,” Katti Stoller said. “We hope to open the clinic in mid-March.”
Stoller is a 1997 graduate of North Allegheny High School and the daughter of Richard and Carol Strahsmeier, also of McCandless.
Stoller received her bachelor's degree in animal science and a master's degree in poultry nutrition from Virginia Tech University. She obtained her doctoral degree in veterinary medicine from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts after she completed clinical work at Purdue University for the doctorate.
Stoller has two cats, Lia and Buddy. She rescued both on the island of St. Kitts.
Stoller plans to treat pocket to exotic pets, including gerbils to reptiles, at her proposed clinic.
“I was an emergency veterinarian for three years,” she said. “I've been doing general medicine for four years.”
Deborah Deasy is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-772-6369 or email@example.com.
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