From 1999-2001, Jeff and Jennifer initially worked in a veterinary facility, south of Cincinnati, Ohio. Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital was opened in a 2,500 sq. foot
leasehold facility just north of I-10 in Biloxi on July 5, 2003.
Noting that there are 79 miles on I-10 that traverse the Mississippi Gulf Coast between the Louisiana - Mississippi state border and the Alabama - Mississippi state border, the clinic was placed just north of mile marker 41 with the intention of serving the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast.
An acre of land was purchased, just south of the same exit (and less than 1 mile from the original location) in 2004 with the intent of building a larger facility. This is a 5-acre parcel and 10,000 sq. foot
metal building located around the corner from the original Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital location and just north of I-10.
Following feasibility studies of retrofitting and renovating this property to meet our needs using the plans initially drawn to construct a new facility on raw land and in a building constructed with pre-Katrina building codes, it was determined that economically it was not a reasonable endeavor.
Construction of a new, 10,000 state of the art facility began south of I-10 in August 2012 and the business was relocated in this facility on March 18, 2014. Currently, Gulf Coast Veterinary Emergency Hospital serves the urgent, critical and emergency needs of more than 55 veterinary clinics and 110 veterinarians in a 60-mile geographic radius.
The practice is located in an incredibly prime location just north of the beach and heavily traveled, visited and marketed casino row. This transaction and transition has further stimulated
our desire to consider the acquisition of other quality, small animal, general practices in the adjacent counties of Hancock and Jackson.