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Open nights, weekends and holidays, services at UrgentVet are less than an ER Vet
Tampa, FL (April 20, 2023) – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding into Colorado for the first time. The company will open a new clinic in the Denver suburb of Englewood and begin serving pets and pet parents on Thursday, April 27.
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. The initial exam cost is just $99.
Located at 5124 S. Broadway, UrgentVet-Englewood is in the Brookridge Shopping Center—near the corner of S. Broadway and the heavily trafficked E. Belleview Avenue—and is just a few short miles from U.S. Route 85. The clinic is 2,909 square feet with three exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, two for large dogs and one for cats.
“Our expansion west into Colorado has been a long time coming, and we couldn’t be more excited to be here,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM and Founder of UrgentVet. “In each of the states we’ve entered, whether it’s the Carolinas, Florida, Georgia or Texas, we’ve always made it our mission to be a good neighbor and member of the community—and that’s exactly what we plan to do in Englewood.”
Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet-Englewood 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.
Though the clinic is UrgentVet’s first location in Colorado, the organization has a strong presence in the southeast and Texas and has plans to open additional clinics in the Denver metro area in the coming weeks and months.
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.
“We might be new to Colorado, but compassionate care for pets in need is in our organizational DNA, and that follows us wherever we go,” Dr. Dobies said. “We want pet parents in the area to know we’re here for them and their pets when their regular vet may be closed or unavailable.”
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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Josh Hall | Sage & Sterling Communications