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Biz Buzz: New veterinary clinic will cater to eastern Idaho’s exotic pet population

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Woman opening veterinary clinic to provide care for pets of all kinds

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Eagle Rock Veterinary Clinic at 3630 South 25th East, Ste. 7 in Idaho Falls is slated to open Nov. 5. | Rett Nelson, EastIdahoNews.com

IDAHO FALLS – Not everyone can say they’ve performed surgery on a goldfish or provided care for a tiger. But Nicole Seda-Boone can.

The Idaho Falls woman has worked as a veterinarian at the Idaho Falls Zoo and East Idaho Aquarium for several years, and in a few weeks, she’ll be celebrating the grand opening of her new veterinary practice, Eagle Rock Veterinary Clinic.

It opens Nov. 5 at 3630 South 25th East, St. 7 inside Kingwood Plaza in Idaho Falls. Seda-Boone tells EastIdahoNews.com the clinic will provide care for all pets or “companion animals” and will be the only clinic in eastern Idaho catering to exotic pets.

“I love seeing dogs and cats, but we don’t really have a space that is dedicated to lizards, birds, snakes, rabbits, chinchillas (and other less common pets) and their care, and I wanted to provide that to the community,” Seda-Boone says.

The business also has a separate board for exotic pet specialists to coordinate care for these types of patients.

Another unique feature of the clinic is a horizontal beam for X-rays that can take images from any angle. It will also have the latest equipment for blood work and other services.

Seda-Boone has been working as a veterinarian for the last 11 years, and she’s thrilled to have a clinic that allows her to “provide the best care in the way that (she) wanted to do it.”

She’s loved animals since she was a little girl and though she can’t pinpoint a specific experience that drew her to that occupation, she says “the puzzle of what’s going on in the body has always been intriguing” to her.

“I took every biology-related course I could in high school and just continued from there,” she says. “Learning about all of that has been fascinating and knowing how to address (health issues) as I’ve aged has (increased) that interest as I’ve continued down this field.”

Forming relationships with clients and being part of the human-animal bond is a rewarding experience for her. She’s looking forward to meeting new patients and continuing to grow as the clinic begins operation.

The community is invited to tour the clinic during an open house on Nov. 5. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. People can dress up in surgical clothes and take photos. There will also be a coloring contest and drawings for raffle prizes. Refreshments will be provided.

“A lot of thought went into designing the clinic to streamline the process and make it efficient and functional for patients,” practice manager Shannel Guzman says. “We have tons of space to spread out, tons of room (to grow).”

Eagle Rock Veterinary Clinic will be open 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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