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Open nights, weekends and holidays, services at UrgentVet are significantly less than at vet ER
Tampa, FL (September 2023) – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint in Atlanta. The company will open a new clinic in Kennesaw and begin serving pets and pet parents on September 14th, 2023.
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.
Located at 777 Townpark Lane NW, Suite 116, UrgentVet-Kennesaw sits along one of the city’s most heavily trafficked routes and is easily accessible via Larry McDonald Memorial Highway and Interstate 75 express. The clinic is 3,200 square feet with three exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, three for large dogs and two for cats.
“We started UrgentVet in 2015 in Belmont, North Carolina” said Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM and Founder of UrgentVet. “Since then, the name has become synonymous with trusted, affordable and convenient after-hours care for pets.”
The Kennesaw clinic comes on the heels of the debut of another Atlanta location, with UrgentVet opening its John Creeks clinic in June. UrgentVet now has 5 Georgia clinics and 50 nationwide.
“The Atlanta metro is in the top 10 most pet friendly cities in the nation” added Dobies. “There’s no better place to open our 50th UrgentVet as we continue our journey to serve cats and dogs across the nation.”
Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet-Kennesaw is specifically 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.
Along with veterinary staffing shortages resulting in longer wait times and limited care options, the impacts of a continued economic downturn are also a major cause for concern in the industry. Nearly 50% of pet parents say they’ve decided to forego or delay veterinary treatments amidst inflation.
“The Kennesaw community is very pet-friendly and pet-focused, and that’s important to us,” said Johnell Barfield, Practice Manager. “We recognized the need for a clinic like ours here, and we’re looking forward to being there when our new neighbors and their pets need us the most.”
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.
As with all of its clinics, UrgentVet strives to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that clinic staff has already started. 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.
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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