The Tisbury property that held one of the remaining handful of Vineyard veterinary clinics sold last week to an off-Island cable construction company.

Kirsten Sauter, the now-retired veterinarian behind My Pet's Vet on State Road, and her husband David sold the building on August 24 for $1.3 million to R.W. Bryant Realty, LLC. The LLC is associated with the Plymouth-based R.W. Bryant construction company, according to Ms. Sauter.

Ms. Sauter shut her practice down in April after attempting for about eight years to find a new veterinarian to take over, she said. Private practices as well as larger corporate veterinary clinics were not interested in the one-bedroom, one-bathroom ranch property that housed her veterinary office for decades.

“It’s disappointing that I was not able to find a veterinary buyer,” she said in an interview Monday.

Ms. Sauter had previously liquidated all of her veterinary equipment, and had been in talks with R.W. Bryant this summer.

The sale’s closing officially ends any hope of a new clinic opening in the spot. A nationwide shortage of veterinarians, the Island’s high costs and the need to work long on-call shifts have made it hard to attract new veterinarians to the Island.

R.W. Bryant specializes in fiber-optic and coaxial cable systems, according to the company’s website. Ms. Sauter said she did not know exactly what R.W. Bryant planned to use the property for and a call to the company was not immediately returned Monday.

With the number of Vineyard veterinarians growing smaller, some off-Island veterinarians have started to service Vineyard pet owners in recent months to fill the gap. Vista Vets in Falmouth has been taking in Island pets and All Pets Medical Center in Bourne has started seeing animals once a month at the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard.