Urban Animal veterinary care clinic is moving closer to the heart of the neighborhood it has been serving for two yearswith a move to The Lyric building on 10th and Thomas in this fall
Dr. Cherri Trusheim said she wanted to keep her clinic’s well earned client base by staying in the Broadway neighborhood.
“We are expanding now,” says veterinary assistant Ross Tindale, “business has been steadily increasing on a month to month basis, this summer has been pretty crazy so far.”
The new location in the Lyric is in the heart of Broadway and will neighbor newly opened Cafe Solstice.
The Lyric is also a block north of the Capitol Hill light rail station scheduled to open in 2016. Pets in carriers are welcome to ride the line adding to the reach of prospective clients.
Urban animal has two veterinarians and is gaining a third in August. It has a full staff of about twelve to run its operations. The clinic is performing scheduled procedures from 7 to 9 a.m. most days, and after 9 AM the clinic opens for four-legged walk-ins.
The clinic will also be extending its hours once moved into the Lyric. Come October, it will be open 8 AM to 8 PM seven days a week. Currently its hours are 9 to 5 PM except Tuesdays and Thursdays when it stays open til 7.
“It is always good to call ahead to see how long the wait is,” says Tindale because some days they have over 50 walk-ins while others have fewer than 20.”
A few Urban Animal clients — and Dr. Trusheim
The staff at Urban Animal mostly resides on the Hill as well and want to continue to maintain their social presence in the community. The move to The Lyric should not change their place in the greater Broadway pet community.
“We invited one of our clients into the gay pride parade,” says Tindale, “and a couple days later I saw his little chihuahua with his leather vest and came up and talked to him. He has a great time. Just being able to maintain a presence socially in the community is important.”
You can learn more at urbananimalnw.com.