Our entire Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services (AIMSS) team is beyond excited to share the news that we have officially moved to our new location. Originally founded in 2011 by Dr. Jill Williams, AIMSS has been a Bay Area fixture for 20 years, steadily growing, thanks to our clients’ dedication to superior care for their pets. With more clients passing through our doors, moving to a larger space that could accommodate our expanding business became inevitable. After scouting and planning, we found the perfect location at 600 Alabama Street. We moved two weeks ago, and welcomed the first patients into our new facility on February 15. We are so happy to be in our new “home,” which we know you will also love—here are some reasons why.

#1: We have plenty of space for you and your pet

You may have noticed that our old location was a little crowded, but we have good news—our new location is five times larger, which means we have plenty of room to accommodate you and your pet throughout your visit. While we are still seeing patients curbside to keep everyone as safe as possible, we look forward to welcoming you to our spacious new lobby when the pandemic allows. Our expanded space has plenty of room where you and your pet can relax while waiting for appointments, and cats can be distanced from stress-inducing dogs, so they do not become anxious before they see our team.

#2: The Mission District is packed with things to do while you wait for your pet

Perhaps you already plugged our new address into Google maps, but if not, we are happy to share that our new facility is located in San Francisco’s historic Mission District. One of the city’s most happening neighborhoods, the Mission District is a business and entertainment hub, with a mixture of shops, restaurants, and culture that offers something for everyone. Specialty veterinary appointments can sometimes take longer than typical appointments, especially if your pet requires advanced diagnostics, yet no one wants to be stuck in their car for hours. So, while we take care of your pet, you can stroll along Mission Street, enjoy world-famous food, shop for vintage clothing, or walk through Mission Dolores Park. 

We love local culture, and were ecstatic to find one of the Mission District’s historic brick buildings for our new home. An eclectic mixture of weathered brick walls and shiny new floors helps us fit right into our new neighborhood.

#3: Our expanded facility allows us to better care for pets

As San Francisco’s only 24-hour specialty and emergency veterinary care facility, we take our commitment to pets and pet owners seriously. Our mission is to provide the highest quality care for your pet, whether you pass through our doors for a middle-of-the night emergency or a scheduled appointment with one of our board-certified veterinary specialists. Our new facility will allow our team of dedicated veterinary professionals to continue providing top-notch veterinary care, and bring the latest advances in veterinary medicine to Bay Area pets.

#4: We can provide more advanced medicine for your pet

A larger facility allows us to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services that were not possible in our previous location. We have already incorporated on-site computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to better serve our clients. 

CT is an imaging modality that uses X-rays to take cross-sectional scans of a pet’s body, which we then piece together to provide a detailed image. CT scans are used to diagnose many internal conditions, including broken bones and tumors, and a pet’s body can be quickly scanned to provide an answer when time is limited.

MRI is an imaging technique that uses magnetic forces instead of radiation. MRI also provides a detailed image that is gathered in slices, but provides better contrast and detail than CT, particularly for nervous system images. Both units provide the best imaging available, and will greatly enhance the service we can provide to pets. 

#5: Our new facility provides room for future growth

At AIMSS, we strive to stay at veterinary medicine’s forefront, and our larger facility provides room for future growth. Veterinary medicine is ever-changing, and advances constantly provide opportunities for us to help pets live longer, healthier lives. With our extra room, we will not be restricted by space, and can add more veterinarians or specialties, and new equipment. We will do whatever it takes to continue providing world-class care for Bay Area pets.

Can’t wait to see our new location? We can’t wait to show it off, and look forward to welcoming you into our hospital when the pandemic risk declines. Until then, your pet will have to tell you all about it. We are open and welcoming patients every day—contact us for your pet’s emergency and specialty veterinary needs.