The Madison Park Veterinary Hospital is much larger than one might assume when walking into its lobby, but it’s tight quarters for owners Barry and Jenya Katz. It’s just a consequence of high demand and quickly growing the business over the past seven years, they say.
“We just try to maximize our space as best as we can and work around it,” said Jenya Katz from inside the small office she shares with her husband.
“We have a great support staff,” Barry Katz said. “When we first came here, we had four, and now we have about 12.”
The veterinarians both attended school at the University of Florida.
“We did meet in vet school,” Jenya said, “though he was a year ahead of me.”
They practiced in Boston and Atlanta before moving to Seattle, and bought Madison Park Veterinary Hospital in 2012.
“It’s funny, because we bought this practice from Dr. Byrd,” Barry Katz said.
The practice used to be just a cat clinic located further down the road.
“This animal hospital has been here 50 years,” Barry said.
These days the clientele is about 80/20 for dogs and cats, Jenya said. The couple has two dogs and a cat at home, plus two cats that live in the hospital at 4016 E. Madison St. They live in Redmond with their two children.
“This place, what we liked was the family feel to this practice,” Barry said. “Most clients can actually walk to the clinic.”
Madison Park Veterinary Hospital tends to 20-30 pets each day, and provides a number of services, which include radiology, surgery, dental care, cold laser treatments and boarding.
“We do a lot of boardings during the holiday season,” Barry said. “We even do a lot of house calls now for our neighborhood clients.”
Jenya Katz said they do their best to keep up with their regular clients, who often refer friends their way, and since opening have added two part-time vets to manage. It would be great to expand, but there is no room to do so, she said, and the couple has no plans on opening another veterinary hospital in the future.
“They really support the business in the neighborhood, I would say,” Barry said.
In turn the Madison Park Veterinary Hospital provides support for a number of community events, such as the annual Easter egg hunt, holiday lights along East Madison Street, Music in the Park and some of the crosswalk flags people use at Madison Park intersections.
Learn more about the veterinary hospital at madisonparkvet.com.