EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Allied emergency veterinary services opened in Eau Claire in mid-June. This is an after hours clinic at Westgate Animal Hospital from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. during the week. On weekends, they are open 24 hours a day from Friday to Monday morning.
The founder and owner of Allied Emergency Veterinary Service is Dr Kara Nelsen. She says her clinic and services have had a positive reaction.
“We have been very well received by both the client community and the referee vets,” said Nelsen. “We have been able to see patients who have not been able to get to their family veterinarian or who have had emergencies or need emergency care.”
Karrie Connolly owns a dog who had an emergency, her dog had an abscess on his neck. Allied ER was there when she needed it.
“I saw it and I panicked,” Connolly said. “Instead of rushing to an emergency in Oakdale, Minnesota, I could call here at Eau Claire and they kind of spoke to me and let me know what was going on.”
Allied also offers emergency telephone assistance to help pet owners determine whether or not to enter.
“If a customer just asked you a question about what they’ve done or see with their pet, they can always call and we can try to help them determine if they need to be seen. “said Nelsen.
Nelsen never planned to open her own clinic, but helping pets is her passion.
“When I graduated from veterinary school, emergency medicine was something that interested me,” Nelsen said. “I’ve been doing this since I graduated, which has been over 15 years.
Right now, Allied can only afford to treat cats and dogs.
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