Two New UrgentVet Locations Bring Innovative Pet Care Solutions to Dallas
New clinics to provide Dallas pet owners with a cure for longer wait times and limited care options
Tampa, FL (October 17, 2022) – UrgentVet, the first urgent care clinic for pets, is expanding its services to Dallas, Texas. The company will open new clinics in Lakewood and Southlake—its 24th and 25th locations nationwide—to begin serving pets and pet owners in November.
UrgentVet emphasizes compassion, affordability and convenience within its business model. The groundbreaking concept within the veterinary industry 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 injuries with rates significantly more affordable than comparable services at an emergency pet hospital.
Set to open its doors on November 21, UrgentVet Lakewood will be a 2,400-square-foot clinic located in Mockingbird Commons Shopping Center, just east of US-75 at 6333 E. Mockingbird Lane.
UrgentVet Southlake, a 3,200-square-foot facility conveniently situated between State Highway 144 and Southlake Blvd., will open at 200 Kimball Ave. The location is slated to open on November 28.
“As pet parents ourselves, we know the stress of being in a scenario where your dog or cat needs immediate care and your options are limited,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM and Founder of UrgentVet. “We’re thrilled to connect with and serve the Dallas community by alleviating that stress—and providing an unparalleled experience for pets and parents from start to finish.”
Both clinics will house six exam rooms—three for small dogs, two for large dogs and one specifically for cats. Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, the facilities 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. The central treatment area features an in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography and ultrasound technology. Committed to caring for each pet’s physical and emotional needs, all staff are also Fear-Free-certified professionals.
Though levels of pet ownership have reached new highs with 70% of U.S. households owning a pet, the industry is facing a shortage of veterinary professionals. Primary care offices with short-staffed teams are experiencing an influx of patients, while emergency rooms must prioritize pets with life-threatening conditions now more than ever.
“Primary care providers and emergency pet hospitals across the nation are feeling the impact of the vet shortage, so the need for a level of care that falls somewhere in between has never been more critical or universal,” Dobies said. “UrgentVet is proud to serve as the bridge between the two, and more pets are receiving the compassionate treatment they need as we expand to each new market.”
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. Pet owners can dodge crowded waiting rooms at their local vet’s office and avoid costly visits to the ER—without sacrificing the top-tier treatment their pets need or replacing their primary care provider. Approximately 90% of pets seen are treated on site and referred to their primary vet with a detailed letter and records for follow-up care.
With a network of clinics across Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets is on track to open 28 new locations by the end of the year and 64 by the end of 2023.
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