First veterinary clinic in Georgia Walmart to open this Friday
Published September 11, 2019
Essentials PetCare is now bringing convenient and quality veterinary care at affordable prices to Georgia with continued plans for U.S. expansion
Pet parents living in or near the Atlanta suburb of Dallas, Georgia, will soon be able to 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 look forward to serving pets and their parents here in the greater Atlanta area,” said Essentials PetCare founder and president, Douglas Spiker, DVM. “It’s exciting to expand our reach to more U.S. pet families.”
Like Essentials PetCare locations in Florida and Texas, the Georgia clinic will provide 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.
The mission of Essentials PetCare is to provide quality, affordable veterinary care to all U.S. pets. According to a 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.
In 2016, Essentials PetCare launched the first retail veterinary clinic located within a Walmart store in the U.S. Earlier this year, Essentials PetCare began executing their planned expansion with the first four of nine new veterinary clinic openings located in Texas since May.
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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