Initial Operating Hours

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday
11 am-10 pm

We will be open on Thursdays beginning in April 2024

Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon | 11 am–10 pm

Sarasota, Bradenton, and Venice pets:
we’ll be here for you when others might not be.

We’ve tailored our urgent care services to be available outside regular clinic times to help ensure that your pet receives prompt attention and care, offering a reassuring solution for those unexpected moments.

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Ultrasound

A pet ultrasound allows us to quickly and non-invasively obtain detailed images of internal organs and is one of our most essential tools when time is of the essence.

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Comprehensive Urgent Care Treatments

Whether your pet is in urgent need of wound care or swallowed their favorite toy, our skilled veterinary team is here to help.

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Pet Surgery

We are equipped to perform many types of surgeries from closing small cuts to removing stones in the bladder and many other conditions that may need immediate attention.

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What is the difference between urgent care and an emergency?

Urgent care is for conditions that are not life-threatening but occur at a time when your regular veterinarian isn’t available. Some examples include ear infections, minor injuries, vomiting, diarrhea, and allergic reactions.

Emergencies involve critical cases that need intensive care, such as severe respiratory distress, venomous snake bites, ingestion of poisons, and traumatic accidents. All critical pets need to be taken to your nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

If you are not sure if your pet needs urgent care or an emergency hospital, please call us to discuss the best course of action for you and your pet.

Dr. Lori Nichols

Trusted urgent veterinary care in Sarasota, FL

Dr. Lori Nichols earned her degree in veterinary medicine at Mississippi State University, and she’s been a veterinarian in Florida since 2017. She brings experience in general practice, shelter medicine, and emergency medicine.

More about Dr. Nichols

Dr. Nichols has a special interest and passion in feline medicine and has helped with several rescue groups in the Tampa Bay area. Before vet school, she worked in construction management and obtained an undergraduate degree in architectural engineering from the University of Southern Mississippi.

She cohabitates with a varying number of non-rent-paying feline roommates and enjoys taking care of them. She has fostered many kittens over the years, and her dog, Poppy, gets along well with her kitty friends. She enjoys spending time with her husband, and they can usually be found supporting the heavy metal music scene in Tampa Bay or just hanging out at home with the cats. They’ve lived in St. Petersburg since 2019 and love going to the beach as much as possible!