Essentials PetCare opens first walk-in veterinary clinic located in a Texas Walmart
Published May 22, 2019
The company is now bringing convenient and quality veterinary care at affordable prices to Texas, with plans to expand across the Dallas-Fort Worth area in weeks
KAUFMAN, Texas. – Essentials PetCare opened the first walk-in veterinary clinic located within a Walmart store in Texas on Wednesday at the Kaufman Walmart on Kings Fort Parkway in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Pet parents living in or near Kaufman, Texas, can now bring their dogs and cats to Essentials PetCare at Walmart for routine veterinary care and minor illness exams on a walk-in basis, without the need to set an appointment.
“We are delighted to bring our walk-in clinics to Kaufman,” said Dr. Jesica Workman the company’s managing veterinarian in Texas. “As both a mom and a pet parent, I know first-hand how important it is for families to have access to convenient and affordable, quality care.”
Like the first Essentials PetCare clinic in Port Richey, Florida, the Kaufman clinic provides routine vaccinations, labwork, and treatment for a variety of minor illnesses, such as ear infections, common skin conditions and urinary issues. Patients with more serious ailments, like chronic illness, or those in need of emergency care and surgical procedures, will be referred to full-service veterinary hospitals in the surrounding community.
“Our team is thrilled to have Essentials PetCare in the Kaufman store. We continue to work toward providing affordable, accessible and quality health and wellness services for our customers and their family members – and that includes fur babies. We believe this additional service is another example of how we can help customers save money and live better,” said D’Angelo Watson, Walmart store manager, Kaufman.
In 2016, Essentials PetCare launched the first retail veterinary clinic located within a Walmart store in the U.S.
Earlier this month, the company announced plans to open nine new clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The remaining eight Dallas-Fort Worth clinics will begin opening in June and will be located at Walmart stores in the cities of Anna, Cross Roads, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Prosper, Royse City and Weatherford.
According to a December 2018 study published by Access to Veterinary Care Coalition and the University of Tennessee, nearly 28 percent of U.S. households with an estimated 29 million dogs and cats experience barriers to veterinary services because of cost and not knowing where to access care.
By expanding the traditional model of veterinary care with a focus on convenience, quality and affordability, Essentials PetCare provides pet owners with better opportunities to care for their pets’ well-being while helping to reduce the number of pets not receiving medical care.
Essentials PetCare clinics also serve to compliment full-service veterinary hospitals by introducing veterinary care to a large segment of the U.S. pet owning market, which has traditionally not pursued veterinary services because of cost, and the company’s veterinarians educate clients on the benefits of full-service veterinary care when recommended.
About Essentials PetCare
Established in 2015, Essentials PetCare, LLC is a purpose-driven organization that provides easy access to affordable, high quality preventative and minor illness care for dogs and cats. The company’s mission is to expand veterinary services to more pet-owning families who would otherwise not seek care because of cost. Essentials PetCare believes that no animal should ever suffer or put its family at risk of contracting diseases due to affordability. In addition to caring for pets, the company is focused on the wellbeing of its employees by promoting work-life harmony, including flexible scheduling, comprehensive benefits, and employee stock options. For more information about Essentials PetCare, visit EssentialsPetCare.com, @EssentialsPetCare on Facebook, and @EssentialsPet on Twitter.
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