ANNA, Texas. – Essentials PetCare is scheduled to welcome pets and pet parents in Anna on Saturday during the official opening of the company’s newest clinic located within a Walmart store.

The new Essentials PetCare veterinary clinic will be located at the Anna Walmart Supercenter at 521 South Central Express Way in Anna and will be the third clinic to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area since May, with six more scheduled to open in the coming weeks.

Like other Essentials PetCare locations, the new Anna clinic will offer pet parents an array of veterinary care services for both cats and dogs on a walk-in basis, without the need to schedule an appointment. On-site pet care services will include minor illness exams, vaccinations and routine wellness exams.  

“The Essentials PetCare clinic will allow us to provide quality health and wellness services to our four-legged friends right here at Walmart. We believe this exciting addition is another example of how we can help customers save money and live better,” said Kevin Crawford, Walmart store manager, Anna.  

Each Essentials PetCare location provides routine vaccinations, labwork, and treatment for minor illnesses, including ear infections, common skin conditions and urinary issues. Patients with more serious ailments, like chronic illness, or those in need of emergency care, surgical and specialty procedures, will be referred to full-service veterinary hospitals in the surrounding community.

As part of the company’s assurance to provide the highest quality of primary veterinary care, each Essentials PetCare clinic is certified in infectious disease management by Heroes for Healthy Pets, a program designed to prevent the transfer of infectious disease among pets. Veterinarians at Essentials PetCare clinics in Dallas have already diagnosed several pets with preventable conditions such as parvovirus infection, heartworm disease, and intestinal parasite infestation demonstrating the importance of the clinic’s model.

Core to its mission, Essentials PetCare seeks to expand access to affordable veterinary care and provide education about the importance of seeing a veterinarian regularly. According to recent studies, nearly 28 percent of pets in America do not receive regular veterinary care.

“We’re thrilled to further expand our network of clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and continue our mission to bridge the gap that prevents many pet owners from getting their pet the care they need to prevent needless disease and suffering that can also impact the health of the family” said Dr. Douglas Spiker, a veterinarian, co-founder and president of Essentials PetCare. “Historically, barriers like cost, inconvenience and limited education on the importance of preventative medicine have caused many pets to go without proper veterinary care. By addressing these issues head-on, we believe more pets in the U.S. will have the opportunity to get the care they need at each stage of their life.”

In 2016, Essentials PetCare launched the first retail veterinary clinic located within a Walmart store in the nation. In April, the company announced plans to open nine new clinics in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and recently opened clinics in Kaufman and Royse City. The remaining six Dallas-Fort Worth clinics will continue to open this summer at Walmart stores in the cities of Cross Roads, Fort Worth, Frisco, Gainesville, Prosper and Weatherford.

Essentials PetCare clinics 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. The company’s veterinarians routinely educate clients on the benefits of full-service veterinary care and make regular referrals for needs beyond the clinics’ scope of services.

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 on Facebook, and @EssentialsPet on Twitter.

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