UrgentVet Expands Its Urgent Care for Pets Concept to Boca Raton
Open 365 days a year, the clinic offers an affordable alternative to veterinary ER
BOCA RATON, Fla. – June 2022 – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced it is expanding its presence in Florida with the opening of a clinic in Boca Raton. The new clinic, which is located at 7775 Glades Road., is expecting to open its doors for a soft opening June 2, 2022.
Located along the heavily trafficked Glades Road, the clinic’s proximity to Florida’s Turnpike makes for convenient access for residents throughout southern Palm Beach County and parts of nearby Broward County.
“As we’ve continued our expansion throughout Florida, we always knew that South Florida was an area where we ultimately wanted to be, and we couldn’t be happier about opening a clinic in Boca Raton,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, Founder, UrgentVet. “This is a very dog-friendly community, and our location near the Turnpike puts us in close proximity to thousands of pet parents who call South Florida home.”
The new clinic will be UrgentVet’s 16th nationally and the 11th to open in Florida behind three locations in the Tampa area, and locations in Gainesville, west Orlando, Sarasota, The Villages, Lakewood Ranch, St. Johns, and Lakeland. Founded in 2015, UrgentVet also has locations in the Charlotte Metro area.
Pet parents can use the website to check their pet in, and text, call or use the clinic’s intercom to alert staff once they arrive. If they prefer, pet parents can remain in their car or be escorted by a member of the UrgentVet staff directly to an exam room.
UrgentVet fills the widening care gap that exists between traditional daytime veterinary practices and specialized 24-hour emergency hospitals, providing affordable after-hours relief on weeknights, weekends and holidays year-round.
UrgentVet is open 365 days a year—from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Noon to 8 p.m. on holidays.
The vision behind the UrgentVet practice model is to provide dogs and cats with trusted after-hours acute care just like an urgent care for humans. Pet parents in the area should continue to take pets to their primary care veterinarian for wellness care and routine visits, but UrgentVet offers a trusting and compassionate option after-hours.
UrgentVet clinics routinely treat vomiting, diarrhea, lacerations, wounds, and skin and ear problems among many other presenting complaints.
On average, an UrgentVet bill is about 40% less than what a pet parent might pay for comparable services at a veterinary ER. No appointments are necessary, and pet parents who check in online can request that the clinic send a text message when it’s time to come in.
UrgentVet’s stress-free experience for pets is enhanced by the clinic design and special training the staff receives. All veterinarians and support staff are “Fear Free Certified Professionals,” which means they’re skilled in caring for both the pet’s physical and emotional well-being.
All dog and cat exam rooms have dimmable lighting for anxious animals, relaxing music to soothe the pets and each member of the staff wears sprayable pheromones for a calming effect.
The clinic itself is 2,386 square feet with a total of five exam rooms—two for large dogs, two for small dogs and one exclusively for cats—in addition to a separate comfort room.
Other features include an in-house diagnostic lab, digital X-ray machine, ultrasound and cloud-based medical record-keeping software. The large dog rooms contain state-of-the-art lift tables, which also double as a non-slip scale, that lower to the floor for easy access for dogs who may be too heavy to pick up.
With all of its clinics, UrgentVet aims to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that the new clinic staff has already started. After a pet’s visit, UrgentVet delivers lab work and X-rays with a referral letter to that pet’s veterinarian within 24 hours so that they can be informed and schedule a follow-up visit at their location.
“Florida has been very good to us since we opened our first clinic in the state in 2019,” Dr. Dobies said. “In all of our locations, we make it a priority to become heavily involved in the community, and we look forward to doing that in Boca Raton.”
For more information, visit UrgentVet.com.
Josh Hall, Sage & Sterling Communications
Founded by Dr. Jim Dobies, UrgentVet is the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets. Offering after-hours services, UrgentVet provides pet parents with an affordable and convenient alternative to 24-hour emergency vets. UrgentVet currently operates clinics in Belmont, North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Huntersville, North Carolina; Gastonia, North Carolina; Fort Mill, South Carolina; Westchase (Tampa), Florida; Brandon, Florida; New Port Richey, Florida; Gainesville, Florida; west Orlando (Ocoee), Florida; Sarasota, Florida; The Villages, Florida; Lakewood Ranch, Florida; St. Johns, Florida; Lakeland, Florida; and Boca Raton, Florida.