Proudly serving Gainesville, Florida

UrgentVet is located just off of I-75 at Exit 384. We’re on Clark Butler Road across from The Olive Garden.

We are


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 Gainesville, Florida. We’ll be there when you need us most.

Welcome to UrgentVet – Gainesville

UrgentVet has been a part of the Gainesville community since 2020. We’re proud to serve residents of Alachua County as well as students, snowbirds and visitors. Go Gators!

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
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Gainesville, FL

Featured Case

Roscoe is a gorgeous Golden Retriever. He came to UrgentVet Gainesville with acute vomiting and bloody diarrhea – two conditions that are commonly seen in our clinic.

We performed diagnostic tests on Roscoe including x-rays and bloodwork. Although we didn’t see anything on his radiographs, we suspect a possible foreign body in his digestive system. We provided some treatment to help him feel better and monitored him carefully.

Eventually we sent Roscoe home with his pet parents with instructions to keep a close eye on him and to check in with their primary veterinarian the following day.

While Roscoe was in the clinic, he was so friendly – very interested in meeting the staff as well as the other patients visiting us at the time. Such a good boy!

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Gainesville, FL

Featured Case

Rocky the cat came in for a cough. When a pet is coughing, we want to see the heart and lungs via radiograph (also known as an X-ray). This isn’t always an easy procedure because in order to get the best imaging, we need the pet to lay on their sides and back.

UrgentVet team members are Fear Free Certified – which means they are trained in special techniques that put pets at ease and distract them while they’re in the clinic being tested and treated.

We also have a special padded trough and some Churu (wet squeezie treats) to aid in these efforts.

Rocky was sent home with medication and orders to follow-up at his regular veterinarian and he’s now on the mend.

At Your Service

Jenn Harder

Practice Manager

Born and raised in New Jersey, Jenn moved to Gainesville to attend the University of Florida (Go Gators!).  After spending fifteen years working in general practice as an assistant, technician, and inventory manager, she moved into veterinary distribution and gained her wholesale pharmacy licenses in Florida and California.  But working with animals and in a clinical setting never left her heart and she is proud to be the Practice Manager of UrgentVet in Gainesville.

Her special interests include animal behavior, feline medicine, and making the visit to the Veterinarian as stress free as possible, for both the pet and their human.

In her free time, Jenn loves to garden, read, and paddle board the Santa Fe river.  She loves spending any day off with her friends and family enjoying the Florida sunshine.  She is guardian to a 15 y/o Shepherd mix named Foster, a 16 y/o grey Tabby named Yump – plus numerous other felines and more chickens than she will publicly admit to.

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Clinic Cat

Otto came to us from Haile’s Angel Pet Rescue in 2021. Since then, he has been a dedicated employee of UrgentVet Gainesville.

Known as Dr. Otto, his responsibilities include clinic security, cat nip inventory, and social meowdia.

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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