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.

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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 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

At Your Service

Dr. Elizabeth Luria


Dr. Elizabeth Luria graduated from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. Since then she has focused on developing her skills in small animal emergency practice, where she has truly found her passion. She is particularly interested in point of care ultrasound and its practical applications in the emergency setting.

Both Dr. Luria and her husband Isaac, a human anesthesiologist, completed all of their studies at the University of Florida and have made their permanent home in Gainesville. When not at work, Dr. Luria is usually outside spending time with her horse or exploring the springs in North Central Florida by kayak. The Lurias share their home with two dogs (a rottweiler mix named Clementine, and a Bernese Mountain Dog named Rush), four cats (Squish, Toast, Buffbean, and Gloria), and a rabbit named Asphalt.

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Dr. Courtney Sorenson


Dr. Courtney Sorensen is a graduate of Ross University, a veterinary school located on the island of St. Kitts. She attended the University of Florida during her clinical year and found a passion for emergency and critical care medicine. She recently completed a rigorous year-long internship at the BluePearl 24-hour emergency clinic in Tampa, Florida.

Courtney is originally from Texas, where she completed her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M and during her clinical year at UF, she met her fiancé Zachary, who currently works for state of Florida. In no time at all, she absolutely fell in love with Florida.

They are guardians to one dog – Sig-Muffin – the most perfect cattle dog, that is actually afraid of cows! They love to spend their time exploring the outdoors – hiking, boating, and enjoy their time with friends. They are excited that Gainesville is their family’s forever home.

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Jenn Harder

Clinic 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 thrilled to join the UrgentVet team at their newest location.

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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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