Cary-Grove Animal Hospital wants to move

CARY – The owner of the Fox River Grove-based Cary-Grove Animal Hospital is looking to move.

Dr. Fritz Trybus, the veterinarian who opened the animal hospital in 2012 at 740 Northwest Highway in Fox River Grove, is looking to move to vacant land at 374 and 404 W. Crystal St., according to village of Cary documents.

Trybus is proposing to build a 3,800-square-foot facility on two parcels of property, just to the east of Cary Dental.

The property has been vacant since 2006, when the previous owner of the property was granted a rezoning from residential to business use and had four residential structures on the property demolished, according to a memo written by Director of Community and Economic Development Christopher Stilling.

"The previous owner was seeking to construct a new commercial strip center," Stilling wrote. "Ultimately that proposed plan never proceeded and the property continues to remain vacant."

Stilling estimated construction would probably take six to eight months.

"It's an opportunity to have the site developed with new tenants and bring more opportunities for [the rest of] the site to be developed in the future," Stilling said.

Fritz plans to purchase the two western lots of the property to build the animal hospital, which provides medical, surgical and dental care for dogs and cats in the area.

According to village documents, Trybus expects to be open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays.

The Cary Planning and Zoning Commission gave its endorsement of the plan last month. The Cary Village Board is scheduled to consider whether to allow the animal hospital construction to go forward at its March 18 meeting.

A few months after the Cary-Grove Animal Hospital opened, the Fox River Grove Village Board gave the thumbs up for the VCA Noyes Animal Hospital at 710 Northwest Highway.

Fritz spoke out against VCA being allowed to open up citing health concerns as VCA is too close to the Jimano's Pizzeria.

Then village board member Gerald Menzel voted against allowing VCA to open because he said he believed the two animal hospitals were too close to one another.

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