It may soon be twice as easy to own a pet in Charlestown, as a second veterinarian this year is on track to open a medical practice for pets in a Mishawum Park commercial bay.
Dr. Olga Iglikova presented her plan recently to the Charlestown Neighborhood Council. The facility, she said, would handle routine maladies at affordable prices. The facility would not board animals overnight and would not perform complex surgeries—though it would provide simple ones. Iglikova, who said she would run the practice herself, said she would keep its medicine stores to a minimum.
“We don’t use drugs that will attract people from the streets,” Iglikova said. “[We would have] nothing that you could inject and have any kind of fun out of it.”
Iglikova said she has 20 years of veterinary experience, with 15 years of that experience coming from Boston-based clinics.
The Charlestown Neighborhood Council’s basic services committee will hold a public hearing on the matter . Should Iglikova get the go-ahead and open her practice before the end of the year, her practice would be the second new veterinary facility to open in Charlestown in 2012.
The Charlestown Veterinary Hospital, at 24 Roland Street, opened for business in April. It provides a broader array of services than Iglikova proposes for her Main Street location.