When Unity Animal Hospital opens its doors at 1 N. Providence Road in Wallingford in early 2014, pet owners will have an exciting new option in comprehensive medical care for their four-legged family members.
Established, owned and operated by two Delaware County residents, veterinarians Katherine Trow, VMD, and Abby Schutzman, VMD, Unity Animal Hospital was developed using a business model previously unheard of in veterinary practices. Operating much like a cooperative business (such as a food coop), members will pay a modest one-time initiation fee, along with a nominal monthly fee, allowing them to spread out all of their pet’s annual routine medical charges into small, monthly installments.
The monthly fee will cover all of an animal’s standard preventive medical care, including an annual check-up, core vaccinations, and fecal and heartworm testing. Non-routine care, such as sick visits, surgery, and emergency care, will be offered at a reasonable additional cost. Membership is optional, although members will receive services at lower prices than non-members.
The mission of Unity Animal Hospital is to provide exceptional veterinary care at fair prices in an atmosphere of trust and respect. Drs. Trow and Schutzman are committed to maintaining a transparent, collaborative, and economically sustainable practice. With a focus on veterinarian-client partnership, Unity will offer a cooperative culture of support and respect for clients, patients, employees, the community, and the environment.
In addition to serving family pets in the area, Drs. Trow and Schutzman look forward to helping rescue organizations and service animal groups. While attending veterinary school, Dr. Schutzman spent much of her free time volunteering in the clinic of a large Philadelphia animal shelter, where she provided medical treatment and performed spay/neuter surgeries on hundreds of animals.
Dr. Schutzman explains, “At Unity, we are committed to providing the same high-quality, comprehensive care to rescue and shelter animals that we provide to client-owned pets. We will donate a portion of our profits to our rescue clients to help fund care for their animals, keeping their vet costs as low as possible.”
Unity Animal Hospital is a membership-based veterinary practice in Wallingford, PA. Unity provides exceptional veterinary care in a cooperative culture of support and respect for clients, patients, employees, the community, and the environment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit us on Facebook, or go to unityanimalhospital.com.