Proudly Serving Franklin, Tennessee.

UrgentVet is located next to Great Clips and Publix at Harpeth Village. It is easily accessible by Hillsboro Road and Fieldstone Parkway.



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 Franklin, Tennessee. We’ll be there when you need us most.

Welcome to UrgentVet – Franklin

UrgentVet is here to serve pets in the Nashville area including those in Franklin, Pasquo, Leipers Fork, Forest Hills, Brentwood, Rudderville, 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: October 2023

At Your Service

Zachary McKnight

Practice Manager

Zachary McKnight has always been an animal lover, even from an early age. Living in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, he encountered many type of animals and would always try to help injured wildlife that he’d happen upon.

At the very first clinic Zachary ever worked, an 8-week-old long haired chihuahua mix puppy came in and was parvo positive. Sadly, his owners decided to sign him over to Zachary. Cut to 12 years later and they are not the very best of friends – Zachary and little Dexter.

When he’s not at work in the pet clinic, Zachary loves to hike, travel, go to concerts, and being out on the lake or laying by a pool! He is a huge Disney World fan and has been to the amusement park a total of 39 times! Living with Zachary and his dog Dexter is Karma – a domestic shorthaired cat, and Albus – an Eastern Herman’s Tortoise.

Zachary is proud to lead the team that serves pets and pet parents in Franklin, Tennessee and the surrounding areas.

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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