ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Emergency Veterinary Service of Roanoke – the city’s sole emergency vet – held an open house Tuesday to celebrate its move to Peters Creek Road.

The group had been on Frontage Road, but said its old building was getting too small to meet its needs: the ability to treat hundreds of animals each month.

EVS aims to open Wednesday evening, but said it will keep the public updated via social media.

It hosted the open house to give the public a look at the new building and meet some of its more than 40 staff members.

“We’re just so happy to serve our community,” said CEO Maureen Noftsinger. “This is the way that we can use our special gifts to serve our community, and that is just what we are all so passionate about is serving the animals and people that love them.”

The open house also included raffles, gifts, food, and demonstrations as part of the big kick-off.