Proudly Serving Carytown, Virginia.

Exit the expressway at West Cary Street. You’ll find us where South Thompson Street and Ellwood Avenue intersect. We’re in the Carytown Exchange near Publix.

We are


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

Save Your Spot

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. Think of us as urgent care for pets in Carytown, Virginia. We’ll be there when you need us most.

Welcome to UrgentVet – Carytown

UrgentVet is here to serve pets in the Richmond area including those in Carytown, Windsor Farms, Mary Munford, The Fan District, Stadium, and points beyond.

  • Dog & cat specific exam rooms: Yes
  • Large & small dog exam rooms: Yes
  • Private comfort room: Yes
  • Online check in: Yes
  • Walk-ins accepted: Yes
  • Percentage of pets discharged back to their home: 90%
  • Open evenings: Yes
  • Open weekends: Yes
  • Open holidays: Yes
  • Open overnight: No
  • Preventative/general care: No
  • Urgent care: Yes
  • Diagnostics: Digital X-Ray machine, ultrasound, in-house lab
  • Record keeping: Cloud-based medical record keeping software
  • Pet health records & case information provided to regular vet: Yes
  • Fear Free Casco Enclosures: Yes
  • Open date: July 2023

Read our press release here.

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Carytown, VA

Featured Case

This handsome boy’s name is Toast! He visited UrgentVet – Carytown due to his owner finding worms in his stool. After a Doctor examination and a fecal analysis, it was determined that Toast had tapeworms.

Toast was prescribed deworming medicine to take at home. We hope you feel better, Toast!

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Carytown, VA

Featured Case

This 9-month-old Golden Retriever came to UrgentVet – Carytown with an uncomfortable skin irritation in his “unmentionable” area! Oakley’s parents noticed him licking that area excessively where they evaluated his groin region and realized it was very red, moist, and inflamed.

The Doctor examined and recommended to obtain a sample of the exudate from the skin to look under the microscope, and to clip the fur and clean the area with a surgical grade skin disinfectant and antiseptic solution.

His cytology showeed some bacteria and small amount of yeast. Oakley went home with an oral antibiotic, an oral steroid, and an antiseptic/antifungal wipe to use on the affected area.

We hope you feel better, Oakley!

At Your Service

Emily Wenzel

Practice Manager

Emily Wenzel was born in raised in Richmond, VA. Since she was a little girl, she remembers always having a passion and interest for working with animals. Starting at 16 years old, Emily began working with them at a local general practice and has not stopped working with furry friends since.

Emily received her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology from Blue Ridge Community College in 2014. She has worked in a variety of veterinary settings from a general practice, emergency and critical care, medical and radiation oncology, and urgent care. She has a passion for teaching where she is now excited to continue that by leading her team at UrgentVet – Carytown. Emily has also created a support staff training program that is award winning.

As a practice manager, Emily aspires to help her team develop through training and education where they can provide the upmost, compassionate care for the pets of Carytown, Virginia.

When Emily is not at UrgentVet Carytown, she enjoys spending time with her family, including two daughters, a bonus son, and her three dogs (Oki – Yorkshire Terrier, Dinah – Jack Russell/Beagle mix, and Patrick – Labrador Retriever Mix).

Emily is looking forward to serving and building a bond with the Richmond area community and their furry family members!

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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