Urgent Care

Unexpected illness or injuries happens and can be stressful to both you and your pet. You can feel confident turning to St. Petersburg Animal Hospital & Urgent Care if your pet needs urgent veterinary medical assistance. Our knowledgeable staff and modern facilities are equipped to handle a wide variety of medical conditions. Since we can perform many diagnostic procedures in-house, we can often give you immediate answers and start treating your pet faster.

If your pet has an urgent medical need, please call us immediately for faster service. We offer same-day visits for urgent care services.

Common Urgent Care Concerns:

  • Abnormal Breathing
  • Heat Stroke and Dehydration
  • Pain and Weakness
  • Physical Trauma
  • Poisoning
  • Seizures
  • Unconscious/Unresponsive
  • Urinary Problems
  • Vomiting and Diarrhea
  • Wounds


  • Pain & weakness
  • Vomiting & diarrhea
  • Seizures
  • Lethargy
  • Urinary problems
  • Difficulty giving birth



  • Trauma
  • Wounds
  • Bites & Stings
  • Facial swelling
  • Lameness
  • Bleeding


  • Euthanasia
  • Allergies
  • Poisoning & Toxicities
  • Lumps & Bumps
  • Rashes
  • Pain management


For more information on what to do in an emergency, common pet emergencies, and our other services, please visit our [FAQs] under Resources section.


Based on the information gathered in this process, the doctor will provide the best diagnostic and treatment plan for your pet.


To meet our patient’s needs, our hospital maintains a full in-house lab, allowing for real-time results of important diagnostic testing and effective treatment plans. Some of the laboratory tests we offer include:

• Complete Blood Count (CBC)
• Chemistry Profiles
• Coagulation Panels
• Antigen/Antibody Testing
• Urinalysis
• Fecal Analysis
• Ear and Skin Sample Analysis


Our hospital is equipped with digital (X-ray) and ultrasonic (Ultrasound) imaging. These are powerful diagnostic tools used to help in diagnosing your pet’s medical condition or internal injury. Imaging can provide information about a pet’s bones, gastrointestinal tract (stomach, intestines, colon), respiratory tract (lungs), heart, and genitourinary system (bladder, prostate).


We maintain a comprehensive inventory of medications and prescription diets to meet your pet’s urgent care needs.

Preparing For Your Visit

When your pet is in need of urgent care AHUC is fully equipped with the diagnostic equipment
necessary to provide the best medical care for your ill or injured family pet.