CYPRESS, TEXAS – July, 2022 – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its national presence with its first location in Texas. The new clinic, which is located at 17515 Spring Cypress Road in Cypress, TX, is expecting to open its doors on August 18.
Located just off US-290/Northwest Freeway in the Cyfair Town Center, the clinic’s location offers quick and convenient access for residents through Houston’s northwest suburbs.
“It’s incredibly humbling and exciting for us to open an UrgentVet clinic in Texas,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, Founder, UrgentVet. “We have been hoping to expand into Texas for quite some time, but we wanted to ensure we found just the right spot—and that’s exactly what we think we have in Cypress.”
Though the Cypress clinic is the first UrgentVet location to open in Texas, the new clinic will be UrgentVet’s 19th nationally. UrgentVet was founded in the Charlotte region and maintains a strong presence in both the Charlotte and Raleigh metro areas. In addition, UrgentVet boasts 11 locations throughout Florida.
Pet parents can use the website to save their pet’s spot in the queue, and text, call or use the clinic’s intercom to alert staff once they arrive. Pet parents are invited to wait inside the clinic in an exam room or wait in the comfort of their car until it’s their turn to see the doctor.
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.
“We’re excited to soon be partnering with general veterinary practices throughout the region to provide care for their cat and dog patients after-hours or when a same-day appointment isn’t possible,” said Luisa Garcia, Practice Manager.
UrgentVet clinics routinely treat vomiting, diarrhea, bites, wounds, limping, itching, eye problems, ear problems, and digestive concerns among many other minor conditions.
“We invite veterinary professionals and pet parents to stop by and tour the new clinic as soon as we open,” added Garcia. “We’re so proud of our Fear Free environment and we can’t wait to show it to the local pet community”.
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 2,800 square feet with a total of 5 exam rooms—2 for large dogs, 2 for small dogs and 1 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. The clinic also boasts Casco enclosures, a state-of-the-art system for pet comfort and observation while in the clinic.
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.
“While Texas will be a new state for us, the one consistent across all of our clinics is that the pet parents we see think of their pets as family members,” Dr. Dobies said. “Pet parents expect the same level of compassionate care for their dog or cat that a human family member would receive, and we are committed to providing that type of care.”
For more information, visit UrgentVet.com.
Josh Hall, Sage & Sterling Communications
Email: [email protected]
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; Ballantyne (Charlotte), North Carolina; Cary, 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; Boca Raton, Florida; and Cypress, Texas.