Tampa, FL (February 2024) – UrgentVet, a pioneer in dedicated urgent care clinics for pets, is proud to announce the grand opening of its newest hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. UrgentVet-Overland Park, located at 13713 Metcalf Avenue, will commence operations on February 15, offering pet parents in greater Kansas City a convenient after-hours pet care option.
Recognizing the importance of accessible, high-quality care during critical after-hours moments, UrgentVet’s innovative business model prioritizes compassion, affordability, and convenience. The new Overland Park clinic will operate nights, weekends, and holidays, providing relief for mild illnesses and minor injuries at significantly more affordable rates compared to emergency pet hospitals.
Dr. Jim Dobies, DVM, and Founder of UrgentVet, expressed his excitement for the expansion, stating, “The opening of UrgentVet-Overland Park underscores our dedication to enhancing the well-being of pets and supporting pet parents in the Kansas City area. With approximately 65% of households owning at least one pet, we understand the demand for accessible care, especially during non-traditional hours.”
Pet parents in need of urgent care can either save their spot online to reduce wait times at the clinic or opt for a walk-in appointment. This flexibility ensures that pets receive timely care when needed most.
UrgentVet has earned high review ratings in the other cities it serves, reflecting its commitment to excellence in pet care. Across its 63 nationwide clinics, UrgentVet has been praised for its compassionate approach, affordability, and professionalism, providing pet owners with peace of mind knowing their furry companions are in capable hands.
UrgentVet-Overland Park marks the first location in Kansas and the 63rd clinic nationwide. With locations spanning across Colorado, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Florida, North and South Carolina, Arizona, Georgia, and Wisconsin, UrgentVet continues to provide convenient and affordable care for pets across the United States.
UrgentVet-Overland Park is intentionally designed to offer a fear-free experience for pets and pet parents. The clinic features species- and size-specific exam rooms, non-slip flooring, dimmable lighting, soothing colors, soft music, calming pheromones, and quiet exam lift tables. The revolutionary tempered glass pet enclosures from Casco, designed to be 70% quieter than metal cages, contribute to making UrgentVet-Overland Park one of the most Fear-Free pet care facilities in the industry.
To ensure the highest quality of care, the clinic is equipped with an in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography and ultrasound technology. Dr. Dobies emphasized UrgentVet’s commitment to providing relief and reducing stress for both pets and pet parents. “An unexpected injury or illness can be a traumatic experience for both the pet and pet parent. Our hope is that our arrival helps to eliminate at least some of that stress for those in and around the Kansas City area,” he added.
UrgentVet is positioned to address common conditions requiring immediate attention but not serious enough for hospitalization. Same-day care for conditions such as vomiting, diarrhea, limping, itching, coughing, not eating, minor wounds, and back pain are offered.
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.
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