UrgentVet, an urgent care clinic for pets, opened in its first location in McKinney on July 13.

The clinic is located at 1717 W. University Drive, Ste. 418. UrgentVet is an affordable alternative to the vet emergency room and offers appointments on weeknights, weekends and holidays, a company representative stated in an email.

UrgentVet provides care to cats and dogs with illnesses and injuries, such as coughing and sneezing, fever, upper respiratory infections, limping, cuts and scrapes, dehydration, and more, according to its website. The pet clinic is open 365 days a year and offers species- and size-specific exam rooms, according to a company representative.

The McKinney clinic is just over 2,500 square feet and features size-specific exam rooms that include two exam rooms for small dogs, two exam rooms for large dogs and one exam room for cats, according to a news release.

“Dallas has become one of our most popular markets, and we’re so excited to be opening in McKinney, giving us a chance to reach more of the pet parents in the city’s northeast suburbs,” said Jim Dobies, founder of UrgentVet, in a news release.

The company has 30 locations in five states, including eight locations in Texas, according to its website. 469-678-8484. www.urgentvet.com/location/mckinney-texas