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UrgentVet Expands Its Reach to Utah with the Grand Opening of First Location in Salt Lake City


Tampa, FL (March 2024) – UrgentVet, a pioneer in dedicated urgent care clinics for pets, proudly announces the opening of its first clinic in Utah, located in the heart of Salt Lake City. The new UrgentVet-Farmington, strategically positioned at 1076 West Park Lane, Suite 110, is set to begin operations on  March 14, offering pet parents in the region a vital after-hours pet care option.

UrgentVet Farmington UT

Understanding the essential need for accessible, high-quality care during after-hours emergencies, UrgentVet’s innovative business model consistently prioritizes compassion, affordability, and convenience. The Salt Lake City clinic will provide relief for mild illnesses and minor injuries during nights, weekends, and holidays, at more affordable rates compared to traditional emergency pet hospitals.

UrgentVet Treatment and Lab Area

Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM, and Founder of UrgentVet, expressed his enthusiasm for the expansion, stating, “The launch of UrgentVet-Farmington signifies a pivotal step forward in our dedication to enriching the lives of pets and assisting their owners. Acknowledging the substantial number of pet-owning households in the Salt Lake City area, we are committed to meeting the demand for convenient care, particularly outside of traditional operating hours.”

Norman the dog UrgentVet Roswell

Pet parents in need of urgent care at UrgentVet-Farmington can conveniently save their spot online to reduce wait times at the clinic or walk in, ensuring timely care for their pets when needed most.

UrgentVet has consistently received high review ratings in the cities it serves, emphasizing its commitment to excellence in pet care. UrgentVet-Farmington is the 66th clinic in the nationwide network, and in line with UrgentVet’s mission, the clinic pledges to provide compassionate and affordable care for pets in the Salt Lake City community.

UrgentVet Large Dog Exam Room

Intentionally designed to offer a low-stress experience for both pets and pet parents, UrgentVet-Farmington features species- and size-specific exam rooms, non-slip flooring, dimmable lighting, soothing colors, soft music, calming pheromones, and quiet exam lift tables. The clinic utilizes revolutionary tempered glass pet enclosures from Casco, designed to be 70% quieter than metal cages, making UrgentVet-Farmington one of the most comfortable pet care facilities in the industry. “A Fear Free trained staff in a hospital designed for calming helps to improve the pet’s emotional well-being,” said Dr. Jim Dobies. “When the stress is reduced or alleviated, the pet can rest and begin the healing process more efficiently.”

Casco Cat and Dog Enclosures (1)

Equipped with an in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography and ultrasound technology, UrgentVet-Farmington is committed to delivering the highest quality of care. Dr. Dobies emphasized UrgentVet’s dedication to providing relief and reducing stress for both pets and pet parents, stating, “Our arrival aims to eliminate at least some of the stress associated with unexpected injuries or illnesses for those in and around the Salt Lake City area.”

UrgentVet Pet Clinic Pharmacy

UrgentVet-Farmington is well-positioned to address common conditions requiring immediate attention but not serious enough for hospitalization. The clinic offers same-day care for conditions such as vomiting, diarrhea, limping, itching, coughing, not eating, minor wounds, and back pain.

In alignment with its commitment to collaboration, UrgentVet aims to foster strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians. Approximately 90% of pets seen at UrgentVet are treated on-site and are referred to their primary vet with a detailed letter and records for follow-up care.

For more information about UrgentVet and its services, please visit www.urgentvet.com.

Contact: Wendy Knafla, Director of Marketing, [email protected]