We created UrgentVet with these Core Values

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Affordable

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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Trusted

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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Convenient

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
Founder/Veterinarian

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.

Career Opportunities

We Hire A Special
Breed of People

Are you passionate about caring for pets? Do you possess exceptional customer service and communication skills? Are you experienced in veterinary care or have aspirations for a career in the field? Due to rapid growth, we’re regularly hiring for a variety of positions within our clinics. Submit your resume using the form on this page to be considered.

You can also review all of our current openings on our UrgentVet Careers site.

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We Understand
What Urgent
Means

Our UrgentVet mission is simple: We want to be here for your pet when your primary care vet can’t. Our goal is to provide quick, convenient, affordable care 365 days a year.

Immediate Care
With No
Appointments

Like an urgent care center for people, we provide prompt veterinary care for dogs and cats. We take care of illnesses and injuries that require immediate attention – but aren’t serious enough to warrant an expensive trip to a 24-hour emergency hospital.

We’re Open
Nights &
Weekends

We’re open evenings and weekends. See our Hours – Locations page for details. We’re even open on holidays. With UrgentVet, you can bring comfort and relief to your pet when it’s needed. No waiting until the next business day. No need to miss work for a daytime appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

UrgentVet is a whole new breed of pet clinic. We provide fast, effective, after-hours relief for common pet illnesses and injuries — just like an urgent care center for people, we provide urgent care for pets.
We’re open 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday – including all holidays from noon to 8 p.m.
We recognize the importance of clear, concise communication with your primary care vet. We will fax and/or email a copy of your pet’s record to your regular vet’s office within 24 hours of your visit.
We provide immediate care for things like post-operative incisions, minor wounds, ear infections, mild vomiting and other ailments that are urgent but not life-threatening. Our experienced staff is trained to treat these conditions quickly so your pet can go home with you at the end of the visit. UrgentVet will tell you precisely when to follow up with your primary care veterinarian.
We accept cash, all major credit cards, Care Credit℠, and ScratchPay. We encourage you to apply for Care Credit℠ online at http://www.carecredit.com/apply/ prior to your visit at UrgentVet. Payment is due at the time services are rendered. In the unlikely event that your estimate for veterinary services exceeds $250, a deposit in the amount of the exam fee may be requested prior to beginning treatment.
We provide care for dogs and cats. Although we love all kinds of animals, we’re focusing our care on the two most common pets because it allows us to deliver the most efficient urgent care for the largest number of pet owners.
Yes, walk-in appointments are accepted. However, you can save time by checking in online. We reserve your place in line and advise you of when you should head to the clinic.
UrgentVet was created to fill the gap between primary care veterinarians and 24-hour emergency hospitals. We provide prompt, effective relief for cases that are not serious enough for an emergency hospital, but are too pressing to wait for an appointment the next business day. We're also priced at about 40% less than ER vets.
If your pet is diagnosed with a condition that requires hospitalization, surgery or advanced care, our team will discuss which options are right for you and your pet. These options may include, but are not limited to, transfer back to your primary care veterinarian on the next business day, immediate transfer to a 24-hour emergency hospital, palliative at-home care or humane euthanasia.
We recognize that pet medications can be very expensive. Whenever possible, we partner with local pharmacies to write prescriptions for the lowest cost generic alternatives. UrgentVet does not dispense heart worm prevention medication. We believe your primary care veterinarian is your best source of information for trusted prescription pet medications.