Featured image for post: After-Hours Pet Care Option To Open In Las Vegas With First Location In Nevada

After-Hours Pet Care Option To Open In Las Vegas With First Location In Nevada

UrgentVet Announces Opening of New After-Hours Pet Care Option in Las Vegas, Nevada

Tampa, FL (July 2024) – UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, announced today it is expanding its footprint in Nevada. The company will open a new clinic in Las Vegas and begin serving pets and pet parents on July 5th.

UrgentVet emphasizes compassion, affordability, and convenience within its business model. The groundbreaking concept offers a new solution by bridging the gap between primary practices and 24-hour emergency vets. Open nights, weekends, and and holidays, the company’s clinics offer pets relief for mild illnesses and minor injuries with rates significantly more affordable than comparable services at an emergency pet hospital. The model is akin to walk-in care for humans when their regular doctor isn’t available, and the condition doesn’t warrant an ER visit.

Located at 9004 West Sahara Avenue, UrgentVet-Las Vegas West sits along one of the city’s most heavily trafficked routes and is easily accessible via South Fort Apache Road and West Sahara Avenue. The clinic is 3,200 square feet with 3 exam rooms exclusively for small dogs, 2 for large dogs and 2 for cats.

UrgentVet Dog Treated

The Las Vegas clinic is the first Nevada location to open, becoming UrgentVet’s 80th location. UrgentVet is located throughout the United States with locations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

“We’re proud to introduce UrgentVet’s first Nevada location in Las Vegas,” said Lou Palmero, Vice President of UrgentVet Expansion. “With nearly 50% of households in the area owning pets, this expansion allows us to bring high-quality, urgent veterinary care to more pet owners.”

Along with species- and size-specific exam rooms, UrgentVet-Las Vegas West is intentionally outfitted with non-slip flooring, dimmable lighting, soothing colors, soft music, calming pheromones and quiet exam lift tables, all to support of creating a fear-free experience. The clinic also has revolutionary tempered glass pet enclosures from Casco that are 70% quieter than metal cages—a design cue that helps make the enclosures the most Fear-Free product on the market today. As an added nod to pet comfort, all staff members at the clinic have received unique training to become Fear-Free-certified professionals.

Treatment & Lab Area

As is the case with all UrgentVet locations, the clinic’s treatment area features an in-house laboratory and state-of-the-art equipment, including digital radiography and ultrasound technology.

With veterinary staffing shortages resulting in longer wait times and limited care options, the impacts of a continued economic downturn are a major cause for concern in the industry. Sadly, nearly 50% of pet parents say they’ve decided to forego or delay veterinary treatments amid inflation.

“An unexpected injury or illness can be a traumatic experience for both the pet and pet parent,” Palmero added. “Our hope is that our area locations can help to eliminate at least some of that stress for those in and around Las Vegas.”


Positioned to provide care for common conditions that require immediate attention but aren’t serious enough for hospitalization, UrgentVet treats vomiting, diarrhea, limping, itching, coughing, not eating, minor wounds, back pain and more.

UrgentVet aims to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that clinic staff has already started in the Las Vegas area. Approximately 90% of pets seen at UrgentVet are treated on site and referred to their primary vet with a detailed letter and records for follow-up care. “In the cities we already serve, we’ve developed strong partnerships with local general practice veterinarians,” said Palmero. “We provide case notes to the pet’s regular vet within 24 hours of the visit and we always suggest that the pet parent schedule a follow-up appointment with them to ensure continued care,” he concluded.

For more information, please visit UrgentVet.com.

To schedule a tour or interview, please contact Luisa Garcia at [email protected].

UrgentVet Entry Way

About UrgentVet

Founded in Charlotte, North Carolina, by Dr. Jim Dobies in 2015 and owned by American Veterinary Group, UrgentVet is the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets. Offering after-hours services, its clinics provide pet owners, or pet parents as UrgentVet refers to them, with an affordable and convenient alternative to 24-hour emergency vets. It offers immediate relief for mild illnesses and injuries in dogs and cats with rates that are more affordable than comparable services at emergency vet hospitals. For more information, please visit UrgentVet.com.