Business closings, openings and anniversaries: Week of Oct. 21

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg, a Lexington-area veterinarian, has opened a practice at Eastland Animal Hospital, 1301 Eastland Road in Lexington. Weinberg has been practicing veterinary medicine for 10 years and has been in Lexington for five years. He has experience treating horses and small animals and is an active supporter of the Lexington Humane Society. Eastland Animal Hospital has been caring for pets since 1958. Dr. Gary Seagren has operated the hospital since 1977. He will remain in practice at the hospital through the end of the October. Eastland Animal Hospital provides primary preventative care, dental care, specialty and surgical services and grooming for dogs and cats and will offer, on a limited basis, house calls for dogs, cats and horses. The hospital is open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, call (859) 255-8481.

Alltech has announced the opening of its newly extended European headquarters at the site of its facility in Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland. President and founder of Alltech, Pearse Lyons, was joined at the official ribbon cutting by former EU Commissioner David Byrne and Deirdre Lyons, co-founder of Alltech.

The expansion comes in response to Alltech's growing presence in Europe, a region which has recently become No. 1 for Alltech's sales, globally. The facility in Dunboyne, now employing 102 people, has tripled in size and capacity.

Stites & Harbison has opened a new office in the UT-Baptist Research Park in Memphis, Tenn., bringing the law firm's total number of offices to 10 in five states. Intellectual property law and health care lawyer Cong "Connie" Ding, who joined Stites & Harbison in its Nashville office earlier this year, will be based in the Memphis office with additional lawyers to follow. Ding is a native Chinese speaker and writer as well as a registered U.S. patent attorney, who counsels both foreign and domestic clients on patent prosecution in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical device and life sciences.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo