City Dog Vet is now open in the heart of downtown Madison, openings as a state-of-the art, community-focused hospital for dogs to receive quality, convenient care. The clinic is one of very few canine-exclusive practices in the country.
Why dogs only?
Dogs have different anatomy, think differently, and get different diseases than cats and other animals. They also require and respond to different treatment approaches. Dog behavior is often better improved without the distraction of other types of species, particularly ones on which they would normally prey. Out of respect to those animals (cats, rabbits, birds, etc), it’s nice to keep unfamiliar and/or unfriendly dogs away from them if possible.
Dog Focused Veterinarians and Staff
Veterinarians are trained to practice on all species. Most general small animal practitioners focus on cats, dogs, and sometimes even add in other small pets like rabbits or birds. Veterinarians who treat all species have a tremendously broad spectrum of medical and surgical conditions to understand and practice.
“Being able to focus on one species, dogs, provides the City Dog Vet team the ability to be masters in their field and provide the best care possible,” says Dr. Luther.
City Dogs are cared for by a collaboration of some of the Madison-area’s best veterinarians and staff. Although a new clinic, long-time Madison-area pet owners may recognize many team members. The clinic is a product of decades of well-established relationships and efforts to provide a positive, exceptional, and fun destination for dog owners to get all-inclusive care for their best friends.
City Dog Vet is an Alternative for Dog Owners with Allergies
Many dog owners are allergic to cats. A dog-only vet allows dog owners with other pet allergies to visit a veterinary hospital that doesn’t send them home with puffy eyes and sneezing fits.
Dog-sized Care and Special Attention to Breed-related Health Risks
Exam rooms and equipment at City Dog Vet are outfitted to treat all sizes and breeds. Most importantly, City Dog Vets are focused on the care of dogs and tuned in to breed-specific health needs. These elements all culminate into a calmer, more enjoyable veterinary office visit for dogs and their people.
City Dog Vet-Locally Owned and Operated
City Dog Vet’s founder, Dr. Katarina Luther, has been the sole owner and medical director of the well-known Madison feline specialty hospital, Cat Care Clinic, since 2015. The practice, established in 1987, offers patient care from its 6 doctors and over 20 support staff in the west side full service hospital, along with a second satellite location downtown. Popular among many, Cat Care Clinic won a Best of Madison award in 2020.
A Community Presence offering People and Pet Friendly Animal Education and Learning Experiences
Dr. Luther is a long-time supporter of local animal charity organizations and founder of the non-profit organization Guardian Whiskers.
Having City Dog Vet in the community provides dogs with exceptional care and veterinary professionals employment. City Dog Vet also provides another avenue to collaborate with local charities and expand Guardian Whiskers programs. Soon to come is a dog version of the already popular “Kiddos & Kitties Reading Program”. These literacy programs provide opportunities for children with reading challenges or aversions to read to a furry friend.
Canine Convenience has Arrived to Madison
“Dogs are enjoying Madison’s downtown living as much as we are, as shown by the growing canine population. Now they’ll have a welcoming place they can walk right up to for expert care. Those that don’t live within walking distance can still easily visit the clinic too. City Dog Vet’s location offers plenty of street parking, as well as a public parking garage just steps outside the door.”
– Dr. Luther
You’ll find City Dog Vet on the corner of East Washington Avenue and Brearly Street, in the beautiful Lyric building.
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