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What We Do

We’re here nights, weekends and holidays, providing convenient walk-in service for you and your pet. We treat cases that require immediate attention – but aren’t serious enough to require emergency hospitalization. In most cases, UrgentVet can diagnose and treat your pet’s problem in less than an hour saving you time and money by keeping your pet out of the emergency vet!

What We Don't Do

We can’t keep your pet for overnight stays, and we’re not equipped to handle cases that require hospitalization or advanced surgical care. If we diagnose a serious condition, we’ll discuss other options with you, including the possible need for an immediate transfer to a 24-hour emergency hospital.

Welcome to UrgentVet – Westchase

Dr. Kathleen M. Meyer


I graduated from Michigan State University in 1979, then completed an internship at a large private practice outside of Boston. Since 1982, I have worked full time in 4 different emergency/critical care/specialty practices in Michigan and Florida.

I have been involved with the veterinary technology program at St. Petersburg College since 1995. I equally enjoy working in emergency practice and teaching, sharing my knowledge, experiences and enthusiasm for emergency medicine with veterinary technology students.

My family consists of Steve, my partner who puts up with all my animals! Crenshaw, a 2015 model tabby, Butterfly, 2018 DHS with splay legs, Isaac, 2005 model pit bull mix, Hercules 2007 model Heinz 57, Leia, 2007 model Chiweenie, and Chico 2014 model Chihuahua mix. And our 2 new fur babies- Larry, DSH DOB ~ 6/19 and Rudy, DOB ~ 4/19 a rowdy MN doberman.

My interests outside of work include walking with my dogs, reading, music and travel.

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Lindsey Vandermeir

Clinic Manager

Lindsey’s training includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Science from the University of Connecticut as well as a Certified Veterinary Assistant (CVA) credential. She has almost a decade of experience working in general veterinary practice settings, in the roles of veterinary assistant, technician and inventory manager. Her special interests include feline and geriatric medicine. At her clinic, she strives to make the experience as pleasant and fear free for both patients and pet parents.

In her free time, Lindsey enjoys traveling, hiking and kayaking. She has 3 cats (Pax, Blanket and Misty) and 1 dog (Samson).

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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