UrgentVet is conveniently located off Exit 5 from Polk Parkway at Harden Boulevard. Look for us in front of Target.

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

Welcome to UrgentVet – Lakeland

UrgentVet is here to serve pets in Lakeland – including the communities of Eaton Park, Lakeland Highlands, Highland City, Winston and points beyond.

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

Take a virtual tour of our clinic here.

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Lakeland, FL

Featured Case

Beautiful Brandey came in to UrgentVet with a sore and itchy spot on her skin.

The team carefully clipped the area around it and thoroughly cleaned the hotspot.

Brandey was a wonderful patient. As part of her treatment, we gave her some cuddles before sending her home with expectations of a full recovery.

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Lakeland, FL

Featured Case

Meet Pita the cat. Pita’s pet parents noticed he wasn’t maintaining his usual potty schedule.

We took some x-rays and discovered a case of constipation.

We performed an enema and everything came out great. Pita went home feeling much better and was back to normal in the following days.

At Your Service

MaryMargaret Staples

Practice Manager

MaryMargaret Staples has been in the veterinary field for over 10 years. She started as a kennel assistant and worked her way up to the role of practice manager. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in biology with a minor in chemistry and biophysics from the University of South Florida.

MaryMargaret spent a year in veterinary school at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine on the island of St. Kitty until life had other plans for her. After leaving veterinary school, she joined a multi-practice organization and managed two practices for over 2 years. She’s delighted to be the Practice Manager of UrgentVet where she leads a team of veterinary professionals providing care for cats and dogs with minor illnesses and injuries.

When MaryMargaret isn’t at the clinic, you can find her spending time with her chickens, rabbit, dogs, and cats at home with her fiancé. She also enjoys visiting Disney World and exploring the parks. She loves to travel and would like to see the world one day.


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Doja Cat

Clinic Cat

Doja Cat joined UrgentVet Lakeland in August 2022 after being hit by a car. She was scared and in shock but after some TLC from our team – she recovered and even began to show signs of being a little rascal.

Eventually, she was officially hired as the Director of Moral Support for pets and people. Surprisingly, she is known to befriend the big dogs that visit UrgentVet, quickly helping them feel more comfortable. When she is not assisting patients, Doja Cat is a pro at “cleaning off” counters. She has learned from UrgentVet leadership that clutter should not be a thing in the hospital!

In her spare time, she enjoys crawling into peoples’ jackets and sleeping in their sleeves. Fun fact – she loves Spanish Rice, although we don’t recommend people food for pets without first consulting your regular veterinarian, of course.

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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