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LETTER: Area lacks emergency veterinary services

Posted 8/30/22

There is a lack of emergency veterinary services in Central New York. We and friends of ours have had the need for such services, only to be referred to Syracuse or Albany. Most of the local …

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LETTER: Area lacks emergency veterinary services

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There is a lack of emergency veterinary services in Central New York. We and friends of ours have had the need for such services, only to be referred to Syracuse or Albany. Most of the local corporate veterinarian clinics no longer offer this service.

The idea is to find a vet and explain that opening a small emergency clinic, devoid of the usual protocols such as being a patient there, would enhance the well being of the local animals and create a viable tax base for the area. When an animal becomes ill or injured and requires immediate care, the hour(s) long trip out of the city, would cause additional stress not only to the pet, but to owners as well.

We have so much going on in the community with the new hospital, chip plants and other new businesses, this “emergency” clinic would be an additional selling point for the area and those new people coming in. I really do not know what to do to promote this idea other than this letter. Thank you for your time.

— Jim Pagan, Utica

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