CUMMING and MARIETTA, Ga. – September, 2022 – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint and entering Georgia with the opening of clinics in Cumming and East Cobb. Both the Cumming clinic at 405 Peachtree Parkway, Suite 130, and the East Cobb clinic at 4363 Roswell Road, Suite 100, in the city of Marietta, are expecting to open the doors for a soft opening September 22.
Both clinics offer convenient access for residents throughout the north Atlanta suburbs, with the Cumming clinic in close proximity to Georgia State Route 400/U.S. Route 19, and the East Cobb clinic in the heart of East Cobb near the heavily trafficked intersection of Roswell Road (Georgia State Route 120) and Johnson Ferry Road.
“It feels so good to expand the UrgentVet footprint into a new state, and Georgia is a place that we’ve wanted to be for a long time,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, Founder, UrgentVet. “Opening clinics in Cumming and East Cobb make sense for so many reasons, and we couldn’t be more excited about giving pet parents in the north Atlanta suburbs a new after-hours option for their dogs and cats.”
The new clinics will be UrgentVet’s 21st and 22nd nationally. UrgentVet was founded in 2015 in Belmont, North Carolina, and has since expanded to have a deep presence in both the Charlotte and Raleigh metro areas, across Florida, and into Texas.
Pet parents at both Georgia locations can use the website to save their pet’s spot in the queue, and text, call or use the clinic’s intercom to alert staff once they arrive. If they prefer, pet parents can remain in their car or be escorted by a member of the UrgentVet staff directly to an exam room.
UrgentVet fills the widening care gap that exists between traditional daytime veterinary practices and specialized 24-hour emergency hospitals, providing affordable after-hours relief on weeknights, weekends and holidays year-round.
UrgentVet is open 365 days a year—from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Noon to 8 p.m. on holidays.
The vision behind the UrgentVet practice model is to provide dogs and cats with trusted after-hours acute care just like an urgent care for humans. Pet parents in the area should continue to take pets to their primary care veterinarian for wellness care and routine visits, but UrgentVet offers a trusting and compassionate option after-hours.
UrgentVet clinics routinely treat vomiting, diarrhea, lacerations, wounds, and skin and ear problems among many other presenting complaints.
On average, an UrgentVet bill is about 40% less than what a pet parent might pay for comparable services at a veterinary ER. No appointments are necessary, and pet parents who check in online can request that the clinic send a text message when it’s time to come in.
UrgentVet’s stress-free experience for pets is enhanced by the clinic design and special training the staff receives. All veterinarians and support staff are “Fear Free Certified Professionals,” which means they’re skilled in caring for both the pet’s physical and emotional well-being.
All dog and cat exam rooms have dimmable lighting for anxious animals, relaxing music to soothe the pets and each member of the staff wears sprayable pheromones for a calming effect. Both spacious Georgia clinics also tout pet-friendly configurations.
UrgentVet-Cumming is 2,705 square feet with a total of five exam rooms—two for large dogs, two for small dogs and one exclusively for cats—in addition to a separate comfort room. UrgentVet-East Cobb is 2,200 square feet and also features five exam rooms, with the same split for large dogs, small dogs and cats, along with a comfort room.
Other features in both clinics include an in-house diagnostic lab, digital X-ray machine, ultrasound and cloud-based medical record-keeping software. The large dog rooms contain state-of-the-art lift tables, which also double as a non-slip scale, that lower to the floor for easy access for dogs who may be too heavy to pick up.
With all of its clinics, UrgentVet aims to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that staff at both clinics has already started. After a pet’s visit, UrgentVet delivers lab work and X-rays with a referral letter to that pet’s veterinarian within 24 hours so that they can be informed and schedule a follow-up visit at their location.
“The Cumming and East Cobb communities are very pet-friendly and pet-focused, and that’s important to us,” Dr. Dobies said. “We recognized the need for a clinic like ours in these locations, and we’re looking forward to being there when our new neighbors and their pets need us the most.”
For more information, visit UrgentVet.com.
Josh Hall, Sage & Sterling Communications
Founded by Dr. Jim Dobies, UrgentVet is the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets. Offering after-hours services, UrgentVet provides pet parents with an affordable and convenient alternative to 24-hour emergency vets. UrgentVet currently operates clinics in Belmont, North Carolina; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Huntersville, North Carolina; Gastonia, North Carolina; Ballantyne (Charlotte), North Carolina; Cary, North Carolina; North Raleigh, North Carolina; Fort Mill, South Carolina; Westchase (Tampa), Florida; Brandon, Florida; New Port Richey, Florida; Gainesville, Florida; west Orlando (Ocoee), Florida; Sarasota, Florida; The Villages, Florida; Lakewood Ranch, Florida; St. Johns, Florida; Lakeland, Florida; Boca Raton, Florida; Cypress, Texas; Cumming, Georgia; and East Cobb, Georgia.