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Veterinary Urgent Care

Urgent Animal Care of Arlington is a reserve-ahead, day and evening urgent care facility for your pet.

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Urgent Animal Care hospitals are here to fill the gap between your primary veterinarian’s availability and life-threatening emergencies. Examples of the illnesses and injuries we see:

  • Abscesses
  • Coughing or Sneezing
  • Skin Issues – Itching, Rashes, Hotspots
  • Minor Cuts and Wounds
  • Poison or Toxin Ingestion*
  • Foreign Body ingestion*
  • Urinary issues*
  • Minor Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestion issues
  • Bite Wounds
  • Ear Infections
  • Eye Discharge & Squinting
  • Fleas or Worms
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Anal Glands – Scooting or Licking
  • Hives or Facial Swelling
  • End of Life or Euthanasia
  • Paw or Nail Issues
  • Fever

* Potentially requires transfer to ER

We don’t treat life threatening emergencies or provide wellness services.

Emergency Care

  • Foreign Body Requiring Surgery
  • Overnight Hospitalization
  • Serious Trauma
  • Choking or Difficulty Breathing
  • Unconsciousness
  • Repeated Seizures
  • Difficulty Giving Birth

General Practice

  • Wellness Exams
  • Vaccinations
  • Spay & Neuter

Urgent Animal Care of Arlington, VA is a call-ahead and walk-in, day and evening urgent care facility for your pet.

We are here to service the cities of Arlington, VA, Alexandria, VA, Washington, DC, Falls Church, VA and more!

We are here to fill the gap between your primary veterinarian and emergency care situations.  Our exceptional doctors and veterinary teams have experience in urgent care situations and are ready to provide high-quality care for your pet during their time of need.

Please note, while we do see walk-in appointments, similarly to your human urgent care facilities, we do not treat life-threatening conditions. Please take a look at our services below for a better understanding of what qualifies for animal urgent care.


If your pet is experiencing a life threatening emergency, please see our recommended 24 hour & emergency locations here!


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★★★★★ Got in quick. Service was excellent. Doggie doing so much better. And they stayed overtime on a Saturday to take care of Ollie.Patrick B.Patrick B. ★★★★★ We had to take our dog in recently for a suspected UTI and intake was fast and easy. The vet and the rest of the staff were great. Thanks so much!John R.John R. ★★★★★ Kind, caring staff. Easy, same day appointment. Thank you!Bora D.Bora D. ★★★★★ We adopted our kitten, Fez, on 6/19. When we brought him home he ate and drank water and was playful. However, throughout the day/night Fez stopped eating and drinking water. His energy levels never changed, so I was not worried. I just thought it was a new environment. On 6/20, Fez still was not eating or drinking. I tried everything. Different foods, treats, milk, etc. and nothing. He began to dry heave and at some points seemed like he was having trouble or breathing. On 6/21 I decided it was time to take him to get care. I took him back to the shelter I adopted him from and they were no help and showed no empathy, even though it was ONLY 2 days! I knew I needed care. I remembered seeing Urgent Animal Care of Arlington and decided to take him there in hopes he could get seen. We went in and we were greeted right away with compassion. I knew we were in the right place. They were a little busy with some urgent cases but, the vet tech continuously checked in on us and let us know the vet was coming and was almost done. The vet came in, examined our kitten, gave a course of action, and provided him with care. After being seen at Urgent Care as soon as we got home Fez was a new kitten! From check-in, to waiting, to being seen, to check-out, there were no issues. They showed compassion, empathy and most all they showed they care not only about us, but more importantly about Fez. They even followed up with us and checked up on Fez. I would recommend this place to anyone needing immediate care for a beloved pet!Deonta R.Deonta R. ★★★★★ Great location and super nice, knowledgeable staff. Took my puppy in for an ankle sprain and they were able to see her within an hour of my making the appointment. Facility is very clean and modern. Hopefully you won’t need emergency services for your little one, but if so, this is a great place to take them.C. D.C. D. ★★★★★ We had never been to this urgent care, but the waiting time at SouthPaws was 4 hours, so we decided to give it a go. We were duly impressed! The place was clean, well organized and the staff was great. The doctor was thorough and explained everything, and gave us a few different options to proceed. We were very happy with the service, and the cost was better than I thought it would be. We were very happy, and we will definitely go back if we have another emergency.Jamie N.Jamie N. ★★★★★ I am so happy to have found this place! It’s only 10 minutes from me. My dog started showing signs of another bladder infection, which I wanted to nip in the bud. I grabbed a slot online, drove over there, went in, and they were waiting for us. Tech took us in right away and showered my dog with affection as she got our info. Didn’t have to wait long at all for the vet, Dr. O’Keefe, who was excellent! She did a urinalysis, gave us a prescription, and we were out of there in no time. It is both friendly and efficient — and I highly recommend!Suzanne W.Suzanne W. ★★★★★ Had to bring our pup in for an urgent care visit, can’t say enough nice things about the staff, vet, and care we received. Thanks y’all! If we need them again, will definitely be where we go.Kevin L.Kevin L. ★★★★★ I highly recommend this vet and would definitely go back. Easy to schedule and on time. Good recommendations on my dogs condition. Very caring and through.Emily J.Emily J. ★★★★★ Had a Sunday evening medical visit here for one of my dogs (had a very upset tummy) and the staff here were spectacular. I was especially grateful for their open ears, and not seemingly over prescribing to try and treat my dog’s upset stomach. My dog (Luna) is much better now and I would highly recommend this location to anyone who may be in a tough spot with a sick pet. Very thorough, professional, and most importantly, kind.😊Hannah A.Hannah A. ★★★★★ Thank you to everyone at Urgent Animal Care of Arlington! We had to make an emergency visit for my dog due to a bite wound and they were amazing- saw us right away, assured us everything would be ok, and we’re so kind and helpful in a stressful situation. My dog is recovering well thanks to their superb service.Sarah T.Sarah T. ★★★★★ Wonderful experience for me and my cat from the minute I called to ask to schedule an appointment. The facility is very modern and clean. The waiting rooms are very nice for a pet owner and pet. The staff was very kind and considerate, and I got several follow-up emails asking about my cat. This was my first visit and I was very pleasantly happy with the visit.Robert C.Robert C. ★★★★★ Brought my dog in with an emergency with less than one hour before they close and their staff was nothing but amazing, they were really attentive, helpful and even stayed until late in order to finish taking care of Rocco! Totally recommend this place, plus, it is also cheaper than most.Luis E.Luis E. ★★★★★ Dr. Marciano was an absolutely wonderful and kind vet for my Kitten. She took her issues seriously, she ran through logical treatments and uncovered really upsetting life threatening news for my kitten, hopefully in time. My cat had to be transferred out to a larger facility but without Dr. Marciano and the extremely patient and understanding techs she wouldn’t have the chance she does now. Thank you for your kindness and vigilance.Derek N.Derek N. ★★★★★ So thankful to Dr. O’Keefe and the Team at Urgent Animal Care of Arl. Their professionalism was only eclipsed by their kindness. Our dog was seen quickly, the exam and diagnosis was thorough, and they were upfront with all the associated costs. We’re lucky to have them and their expertise in the neighborhood. Thank you!!!!Lindsay W.Lindsay W. ★★★★★ Took my 19 year old dachshund, Willy, here last Saturday. Can’t say enough good things about Dr. Jennifer O’Keefe. She took good care of Willy and had a long talk with us about Willy’s health. She is competent, thorough, and generous with her time. She is very knowlegeable and thoughtful. I would recommend Urgent Care of Arlington wholeheartedly.Gary E.Gary E. ★★★★★ This team was both incredibly competent and kind when I had to drive through a January snow storm to have a vet look at my kitten’s swollen eyelid. The wait was minimal and every member of the team took time to explain their process and/or findings with me. My kitten was not stressed at all once we arrived; in fact, they had trouble getting her proper heartrate because she was purring so loudly.Shannon M.Shannon M. ★★★★★ I’m so glad this urgent care exists. My dog injured his dewclaw again. In the past, I took him to the emergency which was so stressful due to the long wait. Urgent care was able to see my dog this morning (no wait) and they were so kind. I scheduled online and arrived early. Dr. O’Keefe treated my dog; Lexi in the front desk and Maria were super helpful and caring as well. I also appreciate that Dr. O’Keefe was very honest and upfront with the fees before the treatment and told me exactly how much I would owe. I highly recommend this urgent care. I was told that they were new to the area (less than a year old) and I hope they stay here forever. 🐾Grace MGrace M ★★★★★ This urgent care is incredible! My puppy ate something that he shouldn’t on a Sunday afternoon. I was so grateful to have this urgent care open and ready to help. The staff and emergency vet were so kind, responsive, and provided excellent and professional care to my puppy. I highly recommend this practice!Ann D.Ann D. ★★★★★ Great personal care from the staff. I’m so grateful they could see our dog on a Sunday morning when our regular vet was closed. The doctor spent a lot of time with us to understand the history of the problem and to choose the best treatment options. The office followed up later to make sure everything was okay.Ann M.Ann M. ★★★★★ I brought my cat in for a concerning eye issue and had a very positive experience here starting with my initial phone call, speaking with the front desk, the zero wait time thanks to their online booking system, and meeting with Dr. O’Keefe. Everyone was very kind and made me feel better during a stressful time. They even went out of their way to help me find an ophthalmologist at a different clinic and set up an appointment within 24 hours. Thank you!Dakotah M.Dakotah M. ★★★★★ The team at Urgent Animal Care of Arlington is wonderful. I came in with my 5 month old puppy who was very sick and they immediately gave us a number is tests to determine his diagnosis. They handled everything with care and explained everything in details to help us provide the right care. The doctor also followed up the next day to check in. We were very thankful for their immediate attention and care to help our puppy! Highly recommend.Sahra E.Sahra E. ★★★★★ Quick and professional service. Highly recommend this location.Emily O.Emily O. ★★★★★ My elderly dog who always made strange noises was making new strange noises, so with considerable anxiety and worry, I took her to Urgent Animal Care of Arlington. The online booking got us in right away. We arrived to encounter an amazing vet, who knew my dog and me from volunteering as a therapy dog team thru PAL Dogs. The news wasn’t what we wanted to hear. Cancer had filled her heart, chest, and lungs with fluid, and turned her gums white. It was time. Love, Compassion, and Grace were in that room, where we could physically surround her on the carpeted floor of the peaceful room, say our farewells, and free that beautiful and gentle soul to Heaven. My deepest gratitude to Dr. Jen and the beautiful team here. Dr. Jen, I know that she is with Diggery, radiating Unconditional Love from the Heavens and keeping the squirrels in line.Jane Z.Jane Z. ★★★★★ Urgent Animal Care was terrific. I was able to make an appointment for my dog to be seen right away, without a long waiting room wait. The receptionist was friendly, and my dog got terrific care from the vet and her assistant. Highly recommend!Sarah G.Sarah G. ★★★★★ This is the best pet healthcare facility I have ever been to. The staff is so kind. It’s well run. Dr. O’Keefe is the gold standard. They could teach the human healthcare facilities a few things.Jen D.Jen D. ★★★★★ Such a wonderful experience! Our dog had a sore on his face that needed immediate attention. Got in line on my computer from home then headed over. Had no wait time when I arrived. Everyone was very friendly and attentive and treated my dog who felt comfortable and happy the whole time. Will definitely go back and highly recommended!Jill L.Jill L. ★★★★★ Very kind, attentive, prompt, and informative staff. Highly recommend this place if your primary vet can’t immediately see your pet.Brian D.Brian D. ★★★★★ I brought my cat in very last minute for a UTI, and the team at Urgent Animal Care of Arlington were excellent. Gave me instructions over the phone to book my appointment and were very thorough at the appointment itself. They were also very upfront about the cost of the tests, etc. so I wasn’t shocked by the bill on my way out. The vet tech also demonstrated how best to give my cat both ear drops and oral medication, which was really appreciated. Really glad to know there’s a top notch urgent care so close to home!Kristine G.Kristine G. ★★★★★ Highly recommend Urgent Animal Care of Arlington. My dog has struggled with lameness and pain in her hind legs for several months. I used the appointment system online and got in within an hour. The entire staff is friendly, thorough and caring. My dog was seen promptly and everyone spent a great deal of time listening and making great treatment decisions. She definitely left better than when I came in and there’s now some clear treatment options that are going to hopefully get her well soon.Daniel L.Daniel L. ★★★★★ I can’t say enough about how positive my experience was here. My dog ingested a dryer sheet which can cause a blockage in the intestines if not treated quickly. The entire staff treated my dog with the utmost care and the facility was clean and welcoming. I am very thankful to have a high quality pet urgent care right in our neighborhood.Bradley N.Bradley N. ★★★★★ I (unfortunately) visited the Urgent Animal Care of Arlington a few times now, and each time my dog and I had a great experience. If you need to take your dog to an urgent care, I definitely recommend this one. They go above and beyond to make your dog feel safe and give them the best care they can. The place is always super clean too and the veterinarians take their time to explain the process and the options you have for your dog.Adriana M.Adriana M. ★★★★★ High-quality and speedy care. My cat received excellent treatment from them! Would recommend to any pet owner.Dan G.Dan G. ★★★★★ This place is such a great find! With so many vet offices in the area swamped, Urgent Animal Care of Arlington was able to see my pup the same day. I was able to sign up for a spot on the waiting list from home and when we showed up, we were seen very quickly. The office is clean and there is parking out front. Every staff member we interacted with was so kind and attentive. Dr. Marciano explained her thought process and was able to send us home with some medications saving me a trip to the pharmacy. The office sent me some paperwork via email after the visit reiterating instructions. I’ve referred back to these instructions often. They also called about 48 hours later to check on my pup. Sure, the costs are a bit high, but they were transparent on the website and for it being urgent care, I think the costs were more than fair. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at this clinic. If my pup needs urgent care again, this is the first place I’ll check!Kathryn M.Kathryn M. ★★★★★ What a wonderful place! Had to take our pup for an allergic reaction and couldn’t have been happier with the experience. Highly recommend!Allie L.Allie L. ★★★★★ Wonderful care. Very gentle and efficient along with an atmosphere that is clean, relaxing and pleasant. Thank you to Dr Jennifer and crew or taking care of our fur baby when he got bit.Jennifer S.Jennifer S. ★★★★★ Our dog was exhibiting symptoms of a urinary tract infection. Our primary vet did not have any openings and we did not want to wait in a long queue at Friendship Animal Hospital. We were able to book a time slot online and have a zero wait time when we arrived. The staff is friendly, professional, attuned, and most importantly competent. The clinic was clean and modern. I would highly recommend coming here if your pet has a non-life threatening issue, that is time sensitive.Merrie P.Merrie P. ★★★★★ Had an urgent matter with our old lady, and our vet didn’t have any appointments available. Found this urgent care on google maps, and was able to make an appointment ASAP.Dr. Abato and her assistant were both kind and attentive, and treated our girl so well. I hope we don’t need any urgent care again, but if we do, I would 100% come back!Julia S.Julia S. ★★★★★ Excellent staff and facilities! Great use of technology to get prompt care. Thank you!FRFR ★★★★★ I stumbled upon this urgent care while looking for a place that would treat my dog’s sprained ankle on July 4th weekend and I am so glad I did. The staff was so friendly and understanding. The tech, Josh, took his time with my baby and never acted rushed or impatient. Dr. Marciano was very friendly and explained everything very well. I felt very informed before making a decision on my pet’s care. The option of scheduling your visit time online prevents going to a pet urgent care and sitting around until they can see you. If I ever need this service again, I will definitely be back.Jessica K.Jessica K. ★★★★☆ They are nice and friendly. It is a small pet emergency. They will ask you fill up your SSN before the appointment. It made me a little bit uncomfortable because I am a minority with an adopted Pitbull. The vet told me my dog had pneumonia but quickly dismissed it second day after consulting with a radiologist. However, my dog’s symptoms lasted more than a month. I took her to a different emergency and the vet told me she indeed has pneumonia. But I still won’t blame that vet, because she was right initially, just a bad radiologist. So they deserve a four star.Lutpulla M.Lutpulla M.js_loader

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