Proudly serving St. Johns, Florida

UrgentVet is located off of I-95 at exit 329. We’re in the Shoppes at Beachwalk next to Publix. Look for us across County Road 210 from Crystal Lagoon.

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

Welcome to UrgentVet – St. Johns

Nestled halfway between Downtown Jacksonville and Downtown St. Augustine is St. Johns, Florida. We’re delighted to part of Beachwalk and beautiful Crystal Lagoon community. We’re here to treat pets from the St. Johns River to the Atlantic Beaches and points beyond. Click here to take a virtual tour of UrgentVet – St. Johns. Click here to watch our segment on News4Jax’s River City Live.

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
  • Open date: October 2021
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St. Augustine, FL

Featured Case

Beautiful Zoey the cat came into UrgentVet St. Johns after she suddenly began limping on her front left paw following some playtime.

The team carefully examined her (and offered snuggles and kisses at the same time). X-rays showed no major damage so we gave her an injection for pain relief and some additional pain medication for her to take in the following days.


She made a full recovery after following her doctor’s orders to rest for 7-10 days.

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St. Johns, FL

Featured Case

Milo is a 10 week old Boxer. His pet parents noticed he was experiencing heavy drooling and soft stools.

After a thorough exam, we prescribed some medications to settle his stomach along with a follow-up at his regular veterinarian to be certain he continues to improve.

Be well Milo – we enjoyed meeting you.

At Your Service

Sarah Booth

Practice Manager

Sarah Booth is a native of Jacksonville, FL. She earned her Associate Degree at Florida State College at Jacksonville.

She’s has been working in the veterinary field as a technician for five years. During that time, Sarah immersed herself in the field – actively learning as much as possible about small animal practice – from routine medical care like vaccines and nail trims to complex surgical procedures and urgent care medicine.

Sarah is a proud pet parent to her sweet boy Hayzey, a German Shepard mix and her temperamental cat, Olivia. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and relaxing at the beach.

Since she was a child, Sarah has been passionate about animals and animal well-being. Therefore, she finds herself in a position of deep gratitude – both for the opportunity to care for her own animals and for her leadership role at UrgentVet – St. Johns.

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Dr. Jodi Benitez


Dr. Jodi Benitez is originally from Cullman, Alabama. After high school, she attended Auburn University and received a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science.

After graduating from Auburn, she attended the University of North Florida and earned her master’s degree in Public Health. While there, she participated in research on tick-borne diseases. Dr. Benitez graduated Cum Laude from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2020. For the past two years, she has been working in a general small animal practice.

Her special interests include surgery and public health. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three cats, and her three-legged dog.



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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