Alternative to Emergency

Looking for an after hours veterinarian for non-life-threatening pet injury & illness? We're open 365 days a year.


3PM-11PM Mon-Fri
10AM-8PM Sat-Sun
12PM–8PM All Holidays

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What We Do

We’re here nights, weekends and holidays, providing convenient walk-in service for you and your pet. We treat cases that require immediate attention – but aren’t serious enough to require emergency hospitalization. In most cases, UrgentVet can diagnose and treat your pet’s problem in less than an hour saving you time and money by keeping your pet out of the emergency vet!

What We Don't Do

We can’t keep your pet for overnight stays, and we’re not equipped to handle cases that require hospitalization or advanced surgical care. If we diagnose a serious condition, we’ll discuss other options with you, including the possible need for an immediate transfer to a 24-hour emergency hospital.

Welcome to UrgentVet Pet Clinic – Cary Urgent Vet Clinic | Cary, NC

Emily Capra

Emily grew up in Roanoke, Virginia where she has always been able to connect with animals. While in college, she originally was focusing on business and law while working part-time jobs and in between pet sitting, at pet stores, etc. It was not until she took a full-time job as a receptionist and quickly transitioned to being a veterinary assistant that she went back to school to study veterinary technology at Penn Foster College. 

At home, Emily and her husband have a full house – 2 dogs (Link an Australian Shepherd-mix, and Zelda a miniature American Shepherd), 2 cats (Rey and Kylo both a Domestic Shorthair), and a Hermann Tortoise named Mr. Turtle. With all her furry friends, she can often relate to many pet-parents, but specifically those who have pets that experience seizures due to her dog Zelda who has Epilepsy. 

Outside of the clinic, Emily enjoys all kinds of art, photography, hiking and camping, basketball, food, and extreme couponing! She joins us at UrgentVet with 6 years of experience in General Practice and Urgent Care settings. 

Emily leads the team at UrgentVet – Cary where she leads a team that treats minor injuries and illnesses in dogs and cats. 

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UrgentVet treats cats & dogs - providing care for non-life threatening conditions that happen after your regular vet is closed. Here are some examples of the types of illnesses and injuries we treat.

  • Coughing, Sneezing
  • Diarrhea
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Eye Discharge & Squinting
  • Fever
  • Not Eating or Not Drinking
  • Poison/Toxin Ingestion
  • Skin Allergies – Itching, Rashes, Hot Spots
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Urinary Tract Problems – Frequency, Straining or Blood
  • Vomiting
  • Abscesses
  • Back Pain
  • Cuts & Scrapes
  • Fracture Assessment
  • Mild Lameness
  • Limping
  • Minor Wounds & Lacerations
  • Pain Management
  • Post-Op Incisions
  • Toenail Injuries
  • Trouble Walking
Just Not Feeling Well
  • Allergies
  • Anal Glands – Scooting, Licking
  • Anxiety & Motion Sickness
  • Bad Breath
  • Bites & Stings
  • Ear Infections – Head Shaking, Ear Discharge
  • End of Life Care-Euthanasia
  • Hiding or Whining
  • Hives & Facial Swelling
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Parasites
  • Vaccine Reactions
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We Don’t Treat
Life Threatening

Proceed immediately to the nearest veterinary Emergency Hospital, not UrgentVet.
  • Hit By Car
  • Amputation
  • Overnight Hospitalization
  • Pneumonia
  • Kidney Failure