For Immediate Release on May 2, 2019 

SAGE Veterinary Centers expands doctor‐led, medicine‐first care model through new partnership with Yakima Pet Emergency Service.

SAGE Veterinary Centers (“SAGE”), the leading specialty and emergency veterinary organization on the West Coast, is pleased to announce it has expanded outside California and into the Pacific Northwest.  SAGE has added another partner location with Yakima Pet Emergency Service, the top veterinary ER hospital in Yakima, Washington, to grow service offerings and provide patients with the best comprehensive veterinary emergency medical care possible.

Yakima Pet Emergency Service began serving the greater Yakima region in September of 2005. Since that time, they have evolved from a weekend emergency clinic, to a complete trauma, emergency surgery and critical care hospital for small animals, operating seven days a week.

“Yakima Pet Emergency is thrilled to be joining the SAGE Veterinary Centers team!  Over the past decade, my staff and I have striven to elevate and expand the range of veterinary care available in the central Washington region.  This partnership, over the coming years, will allow the hospital to grow with Yakima into a much needed full-fledged referral veterinary center.  I look forward to this new chapter for Yakima Pet Emergency,” said Dr. Kelly O’Malley, owner and Hospital Director at Yakima Pet Emergency Service.

“We are beyond excited to partner with the incredible team at Yakima Pet Emergency Service. Dr. O’Malley and her team of gifted doctors are setting a high standard of care in their region, one that resonates with SAGE’s overall mission.  This partnership is SAGE’s first venture into Washington state, a key geography in our expansion into the western United States,” said Gina Del Vecchio, SAGE Chief Executive Officer.

Wendi Velando Rankin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), SAGE’s Chief Medical Officer, stated “Yakima Pet Emergency Service provides exceptional medical care to the Yakima community and we’re honored that they have decided to join SAGE to continue our outstanding patient care across the West Coast.”

About Yakima Pet Emergency Service:

Yakima Pet Emergency Service is the only specialized emergency and critical care focused veterinary hospital offering weeknight and 24-hour weekend care in the Yakima Valley.  On average, Yakima Pet Emergency Service serves over 1,600 patients a year, and works with over 140 referring veterinarians to provide patients with compassionate emergency and intensive care.  For more information about Yakima Pet Emergency Service, please contact Dr. Kelly O’Malley, DVM at pesyakima@hotmail.com.

About SAGE Veterinary Centers:

SAGE is the leading veterinary specialty and emergency group on the West Coast. SAGE operates four state‐of‐the‐art hospitals, open 24/7/365 in Northern California, located in Campbell, Concord, Dublin, and Redwood City, and two ophthalmology clinics in San Carlos and San Francisco.  Since its inception in 1992, SAGE has embodied a patient‐first philosophy and commitment to collaboration that has led to a reputation for delivering innovative veterinary medicine using the most advanced technologies available.

SAGE is actively looking to partner with leading clinics and veterinarians to further its vision of providing exceptional care across all specialties.  For more information about SAGE Veterinary Centers, or to learn more about partnership opportunities, please contact Brooks Marshall, Chief Development Officer, at #833-839-SAGE (7243) or visit https://sagevetalliance.com/.