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May032024

Puget Sound Business Journal

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Urban Animal’s founder and CEO, Dr. Cherri Trusheim is giving up control and ownership of the company she built more than a decade ago. But she is doing it one piece at a time. Say hello to the worker cooperative!

 

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Apr262024

If a Co-op Works for REI…Why Not Veterinary Care?

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In a behind-the-scenes glimpse, Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine, crafts a backstory about Urban Animal as the second half of the Doney Coe Pet Clinic cover story. Sandi Doughton highlights the staggering trends of what Americans spend on pet care, while one recent survey found nearly 30 % of dog owners put off veterinary care due to the rising costs. Her article discusses the many factors driving up costs – shortage of veterinary professionals, higher wage demands, and increasingly sophisticated care options. However more importantly, learn about a hidden factor – private equity firms buying veterinary practices and how this affects prices. Urban Animal has a solution to help – a worker cooperative.

 

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Apr262024

Doney Coe Pet Clinic

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The Seattle Times’ Pacific NW Magazine features Seattle’s own Doney Coe Pet Clinic and the amazing work the non-profit has been doing in the community for almost 40 years. Urban Animal is proud to partner with the organization as the lone veterinary practice in Seattle supporting their mission. It’s a win-win for Urban Animal. By helping Doney Coe’s clients and patients and offering an innovative way for employees to help ALL dogs and cats, the Urban Animal team give their time and energy to those who might otherwise not receive care.

 

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Apr022024

Veterinary Advantage | Building Something Together

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Urban Animal’s worker cooperative is in the news again with a profile in the most recent issue of Veterinary Advantage, the official publication of NAVC (North American Veterinary Community). “Building Something Together”, by our founder Cherri Trusheim, DVM, is the cornerstone article of the publication’s focus on Creating a Brighter Future. This is a perfect heading to what Urban’s worker cooperative is all about  — Envisioning change in the veterinary industry.

 

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