Birds, bees, cats and dogs COME TO TOWN
Christmas City Veterinary Hospital has joined the ranks of city buildings that sport a mural to beautify city streetscapes.
“It was such a big plain white wall,” says veterinary nurse Bobbie Dumoff, who has worked with veterinarian Dr. Lisa Cawley since the former bank building at 1003 W. Broad St. was opened as a veterinary hospital eight years ago.
The idea came from attending a veterinary conference, Dumoff says. The introduction of bright colors and joyful images can help ease the often difficult times that both pet owners and veterinary staff face regularly. “It’s something beautiful for our clients, our neighborhood and the community,” Dumoff says.
Muralist Matt Halm, an Allentown native, completed the mural. Dumoff says that the staff Googled muralists and a nurse had seen Halm’s work. He has completed projects in the Lehigh Valley, New Jersey and New York City. Halm presented a draft to Cawley and her staff. They tweaked it a bit, and the end product now graces the east-facing wall at the main entrance.