Making Pet Care More Affordable
With a new location in North Canton, and the ability to offer same-day appointments, Express Vets is poised to continue building on its unique business model: providing primary care for pets.
Express Vets North Canton opened in February 2020, in the location of the former Quick Shots, where Dr. Hal Stoltz practiced until his sudden passing in late 2019. Dr. Dawn Jackson is the primary physician in this newest Express Vets location.
Much like a primary care physician, the veterinarians at Express Vets care for sick patients, perform annual exams and provide vaccines, bloodwork and most pet medications, including heartworm and flea/tick treatments. Other cases, such as surgery, dentistry and emergency needs, are referred to local or specialty hospitals, based on the severity of the case.
“We provide 98% of the services that a typical veterinarian offers, but we can do it for 30%-50% less cost,” said Dr. Lyn Lewis of Express Vets. “Because we do not get bogged down with emergencies, we can typically get you in and out for office visits much faster than a full-service veterinary clinic.”
Did You Know?
The company’s owners created Express Vets to make medical care for pets affordable, encouraging pet owners not to shy away from seeking proper care because of exorbitant costs. That foundation, as well as other tenets, is at the core of the business model.
Wellness plans are available for as low as $38 and services are typically 30%-50% less than others charge. “We are bringing veterinary medicine back to clients who have stopped using vets due to the high costs,” Dr. Lewis said.
Continuance of care.
Pet parents in North Canton who visited Quick Shots for their pets’ needs can be assured Express Vets is continuing – and enhancing – the original primary care model set forth by Dr. Stoltz.
The addition of the North Canton location makes seeking care at Express Vets easier for residents of northern Cherokee County. Other locations include Holly Springs, Kennesaw, Cumming and Buford.
North Georgia residents, Dr. Lewis and his wife, Kristen, built Express Vets to fill a need for cost-effective, primary care services for pets. Dr. Lewis, a longtime practitioner of veterinary medicine, followed in his grandfather’s footsteps, graduating from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine exactly 50 years after his grandfather, Dr. George Radford (1952, 2002).
Dr. Jackson, the full-time veterinarian in North Canton, is licensed in Georgia and lives in Alpharetta. She received her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia in 2004. All Express Vets veterinarians are local and licensed in Georgia.
More than shots.
In addition to shots, annual exams, vaccines, bloodwork and medications are available. The office staff sees pets with allergies, ear problems, skin and respiratory troubles, urinary tract infections and gastrointestinal issues, among other concerns. Referrals are made for more advanced treatments. While future plans could include radiographs, in-house bloodwork, ultrasounds and spay/neuter, dental and mass removals, currently primary care is the focus for Express Vets.
“I really love the fact that we see clients who have not been to a veterinary clinic in years. This tells me that they feel safe in our environment, that they trust our services and our prices,” Dr. Lewis said.
“I love keeping veterinary medicine local. We are evolving in a modern world but not moving away from the important things: vet/client/pet relationships, high quality medicine, low prices, and fast, convenient services. I see veterinary medicine evolving much like human medicine. There are plenty of veterinary specialists out there, but nobody has taken on the primary care model before. That is where we come in.”
Happy Pets & Owners
“I cannot say ENOUGH great things about Dr. Jackson, Brianna and Chelsie. They all have taken amazing care of my pit bull, Monty. He has had a lot of things happen in a short span of time, and the care all of them have given is amazing. If you are looking for a great vet who genuinely cares for your pet, look no further.” – Ashley L.
“My regular vet refuses to do nail trims without a scheduled checkup, which was never a problem before COVID. I called Express Vets, they got my boys in immediately. A plus was when they brought them back, loving on them all down the hallway.” – Jennifer B.
“I wish Express Vets had a human wing. The genuine care and accommodations they have provided on multiple occasions is next to none. We have had the incredible pleasure of being cared for by Sami, Chelsie and Dr. Jackson at the North Canton office. We have only been to see them a handful of times, but they know us when we call and when we come into the office. Having a puppy is a very new thing for our family, and they have been so gracious and patient answering our numerous phone calls and questions.” – Jessica W.