There’s a new sheriff in town for animal care–Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital. The new clinic is a groundup, state of the art veterinary hospital for the Heights and its surrounding communities located at 1327 Yale St. All eight technicians at Urban Animal Veterinary Hospital have ER training and referral hospital backgrounds.
Urban Animal offers care ranging from cardiology, dermatology and oncology to internal medicine, pain management and virtually everything in between (as well as separate ventilated isolation facilities for animals with contagious diseases) in efforts to be a full-service hospital that can help pet owners in the Heights and surrounding communities from the early life stages all the way until their beloved friend reaches full maturity.
“There are not a lot of appointment-only practices located centrally in the Heights to make it easy to access, and we have a staff with emergency backgrounds so we can stabilize a critical patient—we’re also open on Sunday when nobody else is,” owner Hilary Granson said.
Granson and her staff pride themselves on providing the full spectrum of care, seeing as no two pets are the same and it’s not possible to account for every contingency.
“When an animal walks through our doors, we don’t know what it’s going to be, and we want to be able to address every situation and help owners when they need it the most,” Granson said. “There are certain cases that may have to be referred to a special hospital and are beyond what we can do in a day practice, but at the very least we should be able to help stabilize it and get a diagnosis for the owners.”
“I’ve seen too many times when animals struggling to breathe or are holding on by a thread are turned away from treatment, and that’s not good for the animal or the owner,” Granson added. “I want to take that unknown and stressful factor out and help them make a more informed decision when they’re not in a panic.”
Urban Animal is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 713-863-0088 or visit urbananimalveterinary.com for more information.