Proudly Serving Lakewood Ranch – Bradenton, Florida

UrgentVet is located in School House Plaza on FL-64 in Bradenton between I-75 and Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. We’re right across FL-64 from Carlos E. Haile Middle School.

Open Today Until:

11 pm

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

Welcome to UrgentVet – Lakewood Ranch

UrgentVet is delighted to be a part of the Lakewood Ranch community, serving pets in Bradenton and points beyond in Manatee and Sarasota Counties in Southwestern Florida.

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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Ellenton, FL

Featured Case

Mo came to us feeling unwell. She was vomiting up water at first and then bile.

The team examined Mo and then ran bloodwork and took x-rays. She was diagnosed with Gastroenteritis – a condition where the dog’s stomach and intestines are inflamed. It can be caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, parasites, medications, or even new foods. The doctor gave Mo some fluids and medicine to help stop her vomiting.

We checked in with Mo’s pet parents in the days after her visit and they advised she was back to her adorable, playful self.

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Ms. Calliope

Bradenton, FL

Featured Case

This beautiful cat is Ms. Calliope. She came into the clinic not feeling well.

The doctor diagnosed her with an upper respiratory infection.

We sent her home with an antibiotic, medication to help with nausea, orders for gentle snuggles and a request to follow-up with her general practice veterinarian.

At Your Service

Janette Blanco

Practice Manager

Janette Blanco is an animal lover who has been working in and around the veterinary field since the age of 14. She has a Degree in pre-veterinary medicine and she is a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA).

Her passion for all animals led her to volunteer for non-profit rescues, where she loved to adopt relinquished geriatric pets so they could live out their days in her home. Janette brings a wealth of experience to UrgentVet, including 6 years in a general practice setting and 5 years in emergency veterinary medicine. Throughout her career in pet medicine, she’s had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of animals. She’s done everything from rehabilitating horses and livestock, to nursing opossums and raccoons to microchipping snakes.

When she’s not on the job providing care for animals, you can find her at home relaxing with her two kitties or outside enjoying nature — at the beach, on a nature trail, in a kayak or on a paddleboard.

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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