WESTBOROUGH – Banfield Pet Hospital plans to set up shop in the Speedway Plaza on Turnpike Road.
On Nov. 1, the Planning Board approved a special permit for the hospital with conditions.
These conditions include having two parking spaces close to the hospital for animals in distress, receptacles for animal waste and soundproof walls.
According to Jeff Hammond, who is a principal with Scott Edwards Architecture, Banfield wants to build a 4,400-square-foot full-service pet hospital, with a diagnostic area, surgery room and a retail area.
The site would not be used for boarding or doggie day care.
Now that the permit is approved, the hospital would take over the space in Speedway Plaza currently occupied by the Woodlands Vegetarian restaurant and True Salon and Color.
Banfield is the largest pet hospital in the world, with more than 900 clinics. The nearest location is in the PetSmart in Northborough Crossing.
According to Andrew Fisch of RK Centers, which owns the Speedway Plaza, “If all goes to plan, Banfield will be moving to the RK Speedway Plaza.”
“The exact timeline is not set in stone, as there are a few variables at play, but I would expect they open sometime in the spring of 2024,” Fisch said.