Proudly serving Gastonia, NC
UrgentVet Pet Clinic-Gastonia is located just west of the intersection of Cox Road and East Franklin Boulevard across the street from Dicks Sporting Goods.
12PM–8PM All Holidays
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Welcome to UrgentVet Pet Clinic – Gastonia
UrgentVet is proud to serve pets of Gaston County. From Crowders Mountain to Spencer Mountain and points beyond, we’re here for you. When your pet gets sick or hurt and your regular vet can’t get you in, but it’s not serious enough for the ER vet, that’s the time for UrgentVet.
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
- Opened: May 12, 2022
Tiger the cat came in with a very irritated eye. After an examination by our veterinarian, she was on her way home with some eye appointment and orders for lots of kisses.
We also recommended that Tiger’s pet parents follow-up with their regular veterinarian to ensure the condition improves over the coming days.
Zeus came into UrgentVet-Gastonia with some itchy skin. He’s normally very nervous when visiting the veterinarian, so our Fear Free Certified Team sprung into action, distracting him with treats, petting, soothing sounds and smells and sitting on the floor at his level.
He went home with some antibiotics, allergy medication and orders to check in with his regular veterinarian to ensure he’s on the road to a full recovery.
Feel better, Zeus – we enjoyed meeting you.
At Your Service
Autashea Coleman, a native of the Gastonia/Charlotte region, found her purpose and passion for animals at a young age. Shadowing veterinarians in middle school led her to graduating from THE Tuskegee University, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and joining the United States Army. Still serving, she takes care of the military working dogs as a 68T (animal care specialist).
When she’s not caring for pets and leading the team at UrgentVet-Gastonia, she’s a full time mom to 2 human kids, Nasir and AuKenya, as well as Nala and Tuskegee, her fur babies.
As a pastime, she enjoys making dog treats, toys, bandannas and bow ties.
Meet Momma Kitty! She joined our team in May 2022. When she first arrived at UrgentVet Gastonia, we learned she was pregnant. After she delivered her kittens, we invited her to make the clinic her home in the role of clinic cat.
Momma Kitty was quickly promoted to CEO of the Welcome Committee where she monitors the hallways and doors for incoming pets to befriend during their time of need. In addition, when a new member of the care team is hired, she has developed an onboarding rite of passage. She issues a kiss on the forehead around day 3 or 4. This signifies she now acknowledges you as a member of the UrgentVet Gastonia family.
Momma Kitty also sits lovingly outside of the Comfort Room during times when furry friends are crossing the Rainbow Bridge – offering her support and respects.
Her interests include sleeping, sitting in laps, and more sleeping.
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
- 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
- Back Pain
- Cuts & Scrapes
- Fracture Assessment
- Mild Lameness
- Minor Wounds & Lacerations
- Pain Management
- Post-Op Incisions
- Toenail Injuries
- Trouble Walking
Just Not Feeling Well
- 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
- Vaccine Reactions
We Don’t Treat
Proceed immediately to the nearest veterinary Emergency Hospital, not UrgentVet.
- Hit By Car
- Overnight Hospitalization
- Kidney Failure