Tampa, FL (January 24, 2024) – UrgentVet, the pioneer in dedicated urgent care clinics for pets, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its newest hospital in Plantation, Florida. UrgentVet-Plantation, located at 801 South University Drive, will commence operations on January 25, providing pet parents in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas with a convenient after-hours pet care option.
UrgentVet’s innovative business model prioritizes compassion, affordability, and convenience, offering a crucial bridge between primary practices and 24-hour emergency veterinary care. The new Plantation clinic will operate nights, weekends, and holidays, providing relief for mild illnesses and minor injuries at significantly more affordable rates compared to emergency pet hospitals.
Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM, and Founder of UrgentVet, expressed excitement about expanding the company’s presence in Florida. “With over 60% of households in Fort Lauderdale proudly owning pets, we’re delighted to be opening our 2nd location in the region to serve the dogs and cats of South Florida,” said Dr. Dobies.
The Plantation clinic joins UrgentVet’s existing Boca Raton location, marking the 15th Florida hospital and the company’s 61st clinic nationwide. With locations in Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, The Carolinas, Arizona, and Georgia, UrgentVet continues to provide convenient and affordable care for pets across the United States.
UrgentVet-Plantation is intentionally designed to offer a fear-free experience for pets and pet parents alike. The clinic features species- and size-specific exam rooms, non-slip flooring, dimmable lighting, soothing colors, soft music, calming pheromones, and quiet exam lift tables. The revolutionary tempered glass pet enclosures from Casco, designed to be 70% quieter than metal cages, contribute to making UrgentVet-Plantation one of the most Fear-Free pet care facilities in the industry.
To ensure the highest quality of care, the clinic is equipped with an in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography and ultrasound technology.
Dr. Dobies emphasized UrgentVet’s commitment to providing relief and reducing stress for both pets and pet parents. “An unexpected injury or illness can be a traumatic experience for both the pet and pet parent. Our hope is that our arrival helps to eliminate at least some of that stress for those in and around Plantation and Fort Lauderdale,” he added.
UrgentVet is positioned to address common conditions requiring immediate attention but not serious enough for hospitalization. Same-day care for conditions such as vomiting, diarrhea, limping, itching, coughing, not eating, minor wounds, and back pain are offered.
In alignment with its commitment to collaboration, UrgentVet aims to foster strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians. Approximately 90% of pets seen at UrgentVet are treated on-site and are referred to their primary vet with a detailed letter and records for follow-up care.
For more information about UrgentVet and its services, please visit www.urgentvet.com.
Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, by Dr. Jim Dobies in 2015 and owned by American Veterinary Group, UrgentVet is the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets. Offering after-hours services, its clinics provide pet owners, or pet parents as UrgentVet refers to them, with an affordable and convenient alternative to 24-hour emergency vets. It offers immediate relief for mild illnesses and injuries in dogs and cats with rates that are more affordable than comparable services at emergency vet hospitals. For more information, please visit UrgentVet.com.
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