Proudly serving Chapel Hill, North Carolina

UrgentVet Chapel Hill is located just off of I-40 at Exit 270. We're just off of US Route 501 in the Ram's Plaza Shopping Center. Look for us just down the sidewalk from Food Lion.

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

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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. Think of us as urgent care for pets in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We’ll be there when you need us most. Click here to take a virtual tour of UrgentVet.

Welcome to UrgentVet Pet Clinic – Chapel Hill

We’re proud to care for the after-hours, weekend, and holiday needs of pets in Chapel Hill as well as those in the Research Triangle in the Piedmont region.

Fast Facts About Our Clinic

  • 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

At Your Service

Anna Dethlefsen

Clinic Manager

Anna received her Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences from Virginia Tech in 2013 and shortly after earned her Veterinary Technician License from Blue Ridge Weyer’s Cave Community College. 

After spending 7 years in a general practice in Virginia, she relocated to the Triangle area in 2019 to pursue specialty medicine – including internal medicine and surgery. 

When she’s not busy caring for animals, you can often find her exploring North Carolina with her fiancé, Juan, and their two terriers, Rue and Tillie.

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Dr. Isabella Gaidis


Dr. Isabella Gaidis grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and is a die-hard Cardinals and Blues fan. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science with a minor in chemistry.

When she concluded her studies, she moved back to her home state and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri. During her studies, Dr. Gaidis had the amazing opportunity to travel to South Africa with a few of her classmates. There she was able to work with local veterinarians in the bush and may have even teared up the first time she saw an elephant (her favorite animal) in the wild!

After graduation, Dr. Gaidis and her boyfriend moved to the Raleigh area to be close to family and friends. In her free time, she likes to travel, spend time outdoors camping and hiking, spend time with family, and spoiling her two pets Kona and Leonidas.

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UrgentVet provides care for non-life threatening emergencies that happen after your regular vet is closed. Here are some examples of the types of illnesses and injuries we treat.

Coughing, Sneezing
Excessive Drinking
Eye Discharge & Squinting
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

Back Pain
Cuts & Scrapes
Fracture Assessment
Mild Lameness
Minor Wounds & Lacerations
Pain Management
Post-Op Incisions
Toenail Injuries
Trouble Walking

Ain’t Doing Right
Anal Glands – Scooting, Licking
Anxiety & Motion Sickness
Bad Breath
Ear Infections – Head Shaking, Ear Discharge
End of Life Care-Euthanasia
Hiding or Whining
Hives & Facial Swelling
Lumps & Bumps
Snake Bites
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
Overnight Hospitalization
Kidney Failure