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After-Hours Pet Care Options in Denver Expand with Two Additions of UrgentVet


Tampa, FL (November 15, 2023)UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint in Denver. The company will open two new clinics and begin serving pets and pet parents on November 16 in Wheat Ridge and November 20 in Parker.

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. 


Located at 12239 Pine Bluffs Way, Suite 101, UrgentVet-Parker is situated in Pine Bluffs Plaza and offers three exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, two for large dogs and two for cats in 2,638 square feet of space. Similarly, UrgentVet-Wheat Ridge—located in the Wheat Ridge Marketplace at 3840 Wadsworth Blvd.—has three exam rooms for small dogs, two for large dogs but features one dedicated room for cats in 2,724 square feet.

“The pet parents of Denver welcomed us in the community the moment we opened our doors in Broomfield, Englewood, and Park Meadows this year,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM and Founder of UrgentVet. “Coloradans are highly devoted to their dogs,” added Dobies. “A recent Forbes survey showed that 45.3% would spend more than $4000 out of pocket on life-saving medical care for their pet.” UrgentVet’s costs are on-average 40% less than emergency veterinary hospitals for many services

Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet-Parker and UrgentVet- Wheat Ridge are 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. Both clinics also have 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,” Dr. Dobies added. “Our hope is that our area locations can help to eliminate at least some of that stress for those in and around Denver.” 

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 Denver 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. 

For more information, please visit UrgentVet.com

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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.

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