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UrgentVet Expands Footprint In Atlanta With New Clinic In Johns Creek


Open nights, weekends and holidays, services at UrgentVet are significantly less than at vet ER

Tampa, FL (June 14, 2023)UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint in the Atlanta suburbs. The company will open a new clinic in Johns Creek and begin serving pets and pet parents on Thursday, June 22.

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 3000 Old Alabama Road, #128A, UrgentVet-Johns Creek is in the Market at Haynes Bridge, a heavily trafficked retail, dining and entertainment area easily accessible via Holcomb Bridge Road (GA-140). The clinic is 2,800 square feet with 3 exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, 2 for large dogs and 1 for cats.

“Each time we open a new clinic in the Atlanta area, I’m reminded of how pet-friendly these communities really are,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM and Founder of UrgentVet. “From hotels to restaurants, shops and parks, places like Johns Creek are a pet parent’s paradise–and we’re looking forward to becoming an active member of this community like we have at our other nearby locations.”

The Johns Creek location is the fourth UrgentVet clinic to open in the North Atlanta suburbs, following openings in Roswell, East Cobb and Cumming. 

Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet-Johns Creek 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. 

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 like to think of ourselves as an affordable alternative to the vet ER, but one thing we don’t compromise on is the quality of care we deliver to pets that need us in their time of need,” Dr. Dobies added. “This location allows us to be just a short drive from many pet parents in the area who either didn’t know about what we do or were situated just a bit too far from our existing Atlanta-area clinics.”

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. 

Jasper the cat

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

About UrgentVet

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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