Bayside Mobile Veterinary Care is putting down some roots in Barrington.
Veterinarian Jennifer Trachtman of Warren said she expects to close this week on the purchase of the building that has housed Wild Flower Florist and Garden Center on Waseca Avenue for 25 years.
Trachtman and her practice manager, Emily Uddin-Alves, have made nothing but house calls for animals in their white van with bright blue and green graphics since starting the business in August, 2011.
“We’re going to do both,” Trachtman said of her practice. “We’ll see animals at home and on the road.”
The name of the business also is changing to Bayside Veterinary Care, she said.
“I love the karma of this place, where a dad made something for his daughter,” Trachtman said of the flower shop, which closes down at the end of this week.
She is referring, of course, to Joseph “Coach D” DeSisto and Kathy Luther, both of Barrington, who operated the popular flower shop for a quarter century.
“We’re keeping the gate, too,” Trachtman said, referring to the gate into DeSisto’s yard from the fence in the back of the building. The site of the facility used to be his garden.
Trachtman expects to be open for clients within no more than a couple of weeks.
“We’re really not doing that much,” she said. “It’s in great shape. We’re keeping the greenhouse, too.”
She also plans to continue leasing out the space in the building used by Sweet Addictions to make its cupcakes.
Trachtman said about one-third of her 1,000 clients are already in Barrington. And about 75 percent of them are within 20 minutes of the building. She plans to see both small and big animals at the facility.
Trachtman earned her veterinary degree from Tufts University in 2000. She worked with veterinary practices in East Greenwich and Barrington before starting her own practice. She lives with her husband and two children in the Touisset neighborhood of Warren.
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