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UrgentVet Expands Its Walk-In Concept for Pets to Cary, North Carolina

CARY, N.C. July 2022 UrgentVet, the first dedicated urgent care clinic for pets, is expanding its presence in North Carolina with the opening of a clinic in Cary. The new clinic, which is located at 8204 Tryon Woods Drive, #114, is expecting to open its doors on August 11th.

Located near the intersection of Tryon Road and Holly Springs Road/Walnut Street, the clinic is adjacent to some of Cary’s most frequently visited retail spots and restaurants.

UrgentVet Cary location

“On the heels of opening a clinic in Chapel Hill last fall, we couldn’t be more excited about our continued expansion into the Triangle with a new clinic in Cary,” said Dr. Jim Dobies, Founder, UrgentVet. “Establishing a presence in Cary gives us a chance to reach even more pet parents in the area when they need us the most.”

The new clinic will be UrgentVet’s 18th nationally and the sixth to open in North Carolina. In the Charlotte region, UrgentVet has clinics in Huntersville, North Carolina; Belmont, North Carolina; Gastonia, North Carolina; Ballantyne, North Carolina; and Fort Mill, South Carolina; as well as Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Pet parents can use the website to save their pet’s spot in the queue, and text, call or use the clinic’s intercom to alert staff once they arrive. If they prefer, pet parents can remain in their car or be escorted by a member of the UrgentVet staff directly to an exam room.


UrgentVet fills the widening care gap that exists between traditional daytime veterinary practices and specialized 24-hour emergency hospitals, providing affordable after-hours relief on weeknights, weekends and holidays year-round.

UrgentVet is open 365 days a year—from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and Noon to 8 p.m. on holidays.

The vision behind the UrgentVet practice model is to provide dogs and cats with trusted after-hours acute care just like an urgent care for humans. Pet parents in the area should continue to take pets to their primary care veterinarian for wellness care and routine visits, but UrgentVet offers a trusting and compassionate option after-hours.

“We’re looking forward to partnering with local general practice hospitals to provide care for pets when they’re closed or unable to take same-day patients,” said Diamond Brinkley, Practice Manager for the new clinic.

UrgentVet clinics routinely treat vomiting, diarrhea, lacerations, wounds, and skin and ear problems among many other presenting complaints.

Brinkley also extended an for people to tour the clinic on or after opening day. “We welcome veterinary professionals from around the region to stop by and tour the clinic. We want them to know their pets are in good hands when they come to UrgentVet.”

UrgentVet clinics routinely treat vomiting, diarrhea, lacerations, wounds, and skin and ear problems among many other presenting complaints.

On average, an UrgentVet bill is about 40% less than what a pet parent might pay for comparable services at a veterinary ER. No appointments are necessary, and pet parents who check in online can request that the clinic send a text message when it’s time to come in.

UrgentVet’s stress-free experience for pets is enhanced by the clinic design and special training the staff receives. All veterinarians and support staff are “Fear Free Certified Professionals,” which means they’re skilled in caring for both the pet’s physical and emotional well-being.

All dog and cat exam rooms have dimmable lighting for anxious animals, relaxing music to soothe the pets and each member of the staff wears sprayable pheromones for a calming effect.


The clinic itself is 2,493 square feet with a total of 5 exam rooms—2 for large dogs, 2 for small dogs and 1 exclusively for cats—in addition to a separate comfort room.

Other features include an in-house diagnostic lab, digital X-ray machine, ultrasound and cloud-based medical record-keeping software. The large dog rooms contain state-of-the-art lift tables, which also double as a non-slip scale, that lower to the floor for easy access for dogs who may be too heavy to pick up.

Pet X-Ray

With all of its clinics, UrgentVet aims to develop strong relationships with neighboring primary care veterinarians, a practice that the new clinic staff has already started. After a pet’s visit, UrgentVet delivers lab work and X-rays with a referral letter to that pet’s veterinarian within 24 hours so that they can be informed and schedule a follow-up visit at their location.

“In each of our locations, we make it a priority to become entrenched in the community by attending local events and mixing and mingling with our neighbors whenever possible,” Dr. Dobies said. “We want our new friends in Cary to know we’re proud to be here, and we look forward to meeting everyone soon.”

For more information, visit UrgentVet.com.

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