We created UrgentVet with these Core Values

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UrgentVet is an affordable alternative to the vet ER, offering the prompt peace of mind you need when your pet is ill or injured and can’t wait to feel better.

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Our experienced veterinary team provides trusted, high-quality pet care for non-life threatening emergencies – in a clean, state of the art clinic.

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We’re here after-hours, on weekends and on all holidays for urgent pet care. No appointment necessary – check-in online to save time or just walk-in.

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Meet Our Founder:

Dr. Jim Dobies

The UrgentVet concept was created by Dr. Jim Dobies a beloved veterinarian whose kindhearted care has been appreciated and valued by countless furry patients and their families.

Dr. Dobies recognized that pet parents needed another choice in veterinary services – an alternative that would offer flexible after-hours care, without the premium cost of a 24-hour emergency hospital. To fill this urgent need, he created UrgentVet – the clinic for pets who can’t wait to feel better.

The UrgentVet Experience

UrgentVet provides immediate relief for mild illnesses and minor injuries that occur in dogs and cats. We are the bridge between your regular veterinarian and the overnight ER. We’re open every day of the year, and we are proud to offer pet parents savings of up to 40% less than regular pet emergency hospitals.

Common conditions treated include: vomiting, diarrhea, lameness, urinary tract disease, skin and ear conditions, eye problems, lacerations, scrapes, respiratory ailments and stomach concerns.

Online check in is offered so that you and your pet can wait in the comfort of your home until it’s your turn. Of course, we also accept walk-ins. When you first arrive at UrgentVet, you’ll notice the waiting room isn’t crowded. That’s because we prefer pets and pet parents stay together during their visit. For those times when rooms are occupied, seating is spread out around the perimeter for privacy and comfort.

Visiting the vet can be a scary experience. Our clinics are designed for a calm experience for the pet and pet parent. We have 5 or 6 species and size specific exam rooms along with a comfort room with a separate exit. Other creature comforts at UrgentVet are: non-slip flooring, dimmable lighting, soothing colors, soft music, calming pheromones, and quiet exam lift tables. Staff are Fear-Free trained – ready to take care of the pet’s physical and emotional needs.

The central treatment area has an in-house laboratory and state of the art equipment – including a digital radiography and ultrasound. Approximately 90% of the patients we see are treated onsite and follow up with their primary care veterinarian. A detailed referral letter and records are provided.

UrgentVet is here when illness and injury happen after hours because your pet can’t wait to feel better.