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After-Hours Pet Care Option To Open In Minnesota With First Location In Coon Rapids

Tampa, FL (May 6, 2024) – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint in Minnesota. The company will open a new clinic in Coon Rapids and begin serving pets and pet parents on May 16th.

UrgentVet emphasizes compassion, affordability, and convenience within its business model. The groundbreaking concept offers a new solution by bridging the gap between primary practices and 24-hour emergency vets. Open nights, weekends and holidays, the company’s clinics offer pets relief for mild illnesses and minor injuries with rates significantly more affordable than comparable services at an emergency pet hospital. The model is akin to walk-in care for humans when their regular doctor isn’t available, and the condition doesn’t warrant an ER visit.

UrgentVet Dog Treated

Located at 12475 Riverdale Blvd, Ste L, UrgentVet- Coon Rapids sits along one of the city’s most heavily trafficked routes and is easily accessible via Main Street and Riverdale Boulevard. The clinic is 2,733 square feet with 2 exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, 2 for large dogs and 2 for cats.

“Launching UrgentVet Coon Rapids is not just about expanding our reach,” said Lou Palmero, Vice-President of Expansion. “It’s about bringing state-of-the-art veterinary care to the pets of the area in the crucial times when their regular vet is closed and illness or injury strikes.”

The Coon Rapids clinic is the first Minnesota location to open, becoming UrgentVet’s 74th location. UrgentVet is located throughout the United States with locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin

Treatment & Lab Area

Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet- Coon Rapids is intentionally outfitted with non-slip flooring, dimmable lighting, soothing colors, soft music, calming pheromones and quiet exam lift tables, all in support of creating a fear-free experience. The clinic also has revolutionary tempered glass pet enclosures from Casco that are 70% quieter than metal cages—a design cue that helps make the enclosures the most Fear-Free product on the market today. As an added nod to pet comfort, all staff members at the clinic have received unique training to become Fear-Free-certified professionals.

As is the case with all UrgentVet locations, the clinic’s treatment area features an in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography and ultrasound technology.

Casco Cat and Dog Enclosures (1)

With veterinary staffing shortages resulting in longer wait times and limited care options, the impacts of a continued economic downturn are a major cause for concern in the industry. Sadly, nearly 50% of pet parents say they’ve decided to forego or delay veterinary treatments amidst inflation.

“An unexpected injury or illness can be a traumatic experience for both the pet and pet parent,” Palmero added. “Our hope is that our area locations can help to eliminate at least some of that stress for those in the Minneapolis area.”

Positioned to provide care for common conditions that require immediate attention but aren’t serious enough for hospitalization, UrgentVet treats vomiting, diarrhea, limping, itching, coughing, not eating, minor wounds, back pain and more.

UrgentVet aims to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that clinic staff has already started in the Minneapolis area. Approximately 90% of pets seen at UrgentVet are treated on site and referred to their primary vet with a detailed letter and records for follow-up care.

To learn more about the company, please visit UrgentVet.com.

About UrgentVet

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.

For More Information

Please contact Luisa Garcia at [email protected].