Tampa, FL (May 24, 2023) – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint in the Denver suburbs. The company will open a new clinic in Broomfield and begin serving pets and pet parents on Thursday, May 25.
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 4700 W. 121st Ave., Unit #1, UrgentVet-Broomfield is in Broomfield Corners—a sprawling retail, dining and entertainment area along a heavily trafficked corridor that offers easy access via the Denver-Boulder Turnpike/U.S. Route 36. The clinic is 2,844 square feet with 3 exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, 2 for large dogs and 2 for cats.
“Given that this is our third clinic in the Denver metro area to open in the last few weeks, I can’t speak highly enough about the people in the area and their commitment to their pets,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM and Founder of UrgentVet. “We’re pet people at heart, and it’s really made us feel at home to meet so many others here who want only the best for their dogs and cats.”
Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet-Broomfield is 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 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.
The opening of UrgentVet-Broomfield comes on the heels of the organization’s first two Colorado clinics, which recently opened in the nearby suburbs of Englewood and Centennial. Earlier this year, the city of Denver was named one of the most pet-friendly cities in the U.S. for renters.
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.
“There’s never a good time for a pet to become ill or injured, but there’s an added layer of stress when that takes place after hours or on the weekend and the pet parent isn’t sure where to turn,” Dr. Dobies added. “We want people in Broomfield and the northern Denver suburbs to rest assured that we will be there for them during their pet’s time of need.”
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.
With all of its clinics, UrgentVet aims 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.