Emancipet, Houston’s nonprofit low-cost veterinary clinic, opens its new brick and mortar site in the East End this Saturday, December 3. The much-anticipated new clinic at 910 South Wayside Drive has greater capacity to serve pets and people than the clinic’s former home, a 48-foot customized trailer at Neighborhood Centers-Ripley House.
On Monday, Dec. 5, at 10:30 a.m., Council Member Robert Gallegos will help open the new clinic, which will allow Emancipet East End to serve up to 40 percent more clients and decrease wait times. The new location is 2,800 square feet, with three exam rooms, larger areas for surgery, staff, and animals; and a large waiting room and restrooms for clients.
Emancipet’s mission is to make spay/neuter services and veterinary care affordable and accessible to all pet owners. Since opening in spring 2015, Emancipet Houston has served 9,000 clients, including providing more than 4,000 spay/neuter surgeries and 5,000 visits for vaccinations, microchipping, flea/heartworm medication, and other healthy pet services.
The initiative to bring Emancipet to Houston in 2015 was spearheaded by Council Member Gallegos and made possible with the support of then-Mayor Annise Parker, former Mayor Pro-Tem and now Harris County Sheriff-Elect Ed Gonzalez, and former Council Member Oliver Pennington.
With the move, Emancipet East End is also expanding its service days and hours and will now be open every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The check-in for surgery appointments begins at 8 a.m. and the clinic is open for healthy pet services from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
For more information, visit www.emancipet.org/houston, or call 713-321-2713.