Open nights, weekends and holidays, services at UrgentVet are significantly less than at vet ER
Tampa, FL (May, 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 the Park Meadows area of Centennial and begin serving pets and pet parents on Thursday, May 11.
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 8223 S. Quebec St., Suite R, UrgentVet-Park Meadows is in the Quebec Village Shopping Center—a popular retail spot just minutes from Park Meadows Mall and Interstate-25/U.S. Highway 87. The clinic is 3,200 square feet with three exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, two for large dogs and two for cats.
“The people in the Denver area have been among some of the friendliest we’ve encountered as we’ve expanded UrgentVet across the country—and they’re also incredibly loyal to their pets,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM and Founder of UrgentVet. “We’re looking forward to meeting even more of them as we become entrenched in the Centennial community.”
Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet-Park Meadows 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-Park Meadows comes on the heels of the organization’s first Colorado clinic, UrgentVet-Englewood, which opened just weeks ago. 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.
“For people who think of their pets like family members, it can be downright terrifying when an unexpected illness or injury happens to their dog or cat,” Dr. Dobies added. “Our hope is that through compassionate care, we can help the pet get back on the mend and the pet parent to worry less.”
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.
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