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After-Hours Pet Care Option To Open In New York With First Location In Oceanside

Tampa, FL (May 1, 2024) – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint in New York. The company will open a new clinic in Oceanside and begin serving pets and pet parents on May 9th.

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.

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Located at 3133 Long Beach Road UrgentVet- Oceanside sits along one of the city’s most heavily trafficked routes and is easily accessible via Long Beach Road and Windsor Parkway. The clinic is 3,020 square feet with 3 exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, 2 for large dogs, and 2 for cats.

“Long Island’s appeal is further enhanced by its picturesque beaches, renowned vineyards, and vibrant communities. Now, with UrgentVet’s presence in the area, residents and visitors alike have access to top-tier veterinary care,” said Lou Palmero, Vice-President of Expansion for UrgentVet.

The Oceanside clinic is the first New York location to open, becoming UrgentVet’s 73rd location. UrgentVet is located throughout the United States with locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

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Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet- Oceanside 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.

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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 and around Oceanside.”

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.

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UrgentVet aims to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that clinic staff has already started in the New York 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.

Learn more about the company at UrgentVet.com.

About UrgentVet

Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, 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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