Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 04, 2014
On December 6, 2014, Animal Emergency & Referral Center of West Houston, a Houston veterinarian, will be celebrating the 10-year anniversary of opening its doors to the public.
Upon opening in 2004, the hospital operated overnights through the work week, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. The only 24-hour-a-day service offered at that time occurred on the weekends.
In October of 2009, the clinic began a large expansion from 3,000 square feet to 7,000 square feet, which wrapped up in April of 2010. By August of that year, the clinic had become a full-scale emergency and critical care facility, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are now the only American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited emergency facility in the area.
Dr. McCauley-Atkinson, Medical Director and Owner of the practice, has been there from the beginning. “The change in the mindset of general practitioners [involves] really focusing on what they do well, which is wellness, preventative-type care,” she says. “They are really wanting patients who are more critically ill to remain in a critical care facility, where they can get that more intensive type of care that they need and deserve. There has really been a switch in allowing the patient to get the very, very best of care they can possibly get.”
The Animal Emergency & Referral Center staff is excited for the future. They plan on bringing more specialists to their facility, including an oncologist, neurologist, cardiologist, internist, and surgeon. Dr. McCauley-Atkinson is also planning a celebratory fundraising dinner and silent auction in honor of their exemplary 10 years of service to the community. This event is still in the planning stages, so the hospital invites clients to check the practice website or stop by the clinic for further updates.
When critical care becomes necessary for your pet, you’ll feel safer knowing that the Animal Emergency & Referral Center of West Houston is there for you. With a dedicated ICU nurse and doctor available at all times, your pet is never left alone or unattended. The clinic’s top priority is to ensure your pet receives the ultimate in compassionate care from the minute you walk in to the hospital and even after your pet leaves.
Animal Emergency & Referral Center of West Houston
4823 Highway 6 North
Houston, Texas 77084