Emergency Vet and Urgent Care in Clearwater, FL

Welcome to VEG Clearwater!

Sometimes it’s obvious when your pet needs immediate help. But sometimes they just seem “off.” That’s where our emergency vets in Clearwater come in. From vomiting to complex surgeries, we treat emergency and urgent care needs for all kinds of pets—even avians and exotics! Discover the VEG difference, with our open floor plan hospitals, pet-parent participation, and an emergency-focused team that’s always ready to expect the unexpected.

Our Clearwater, FL pet emergency hospital is within minutes of Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, and Tarpon Springs. VEG Clearwater is accessible from Gulf to Bay Blvd., between S Belcher Rd. and S Main St., conveniently located within minutes from Safety Harbor and Dunedin.

Parking for our Clearwater pet hospital is convenient, with a large lot just outside our front door. If you need assistance getting your pet into the hospital, call ahead—one of our VEGgies will meet you at the door. Your pet will receive urgent vet care and you never have to leave their side.

Dr. Kevin Kelley

University of Florida; Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicinee

Originally from Illinois, Dr. Kelley grew up in North Florida and started his career in animal care as a scuba diver, then sea lion and dolphin trainer in high school! He worked in the zoo/wildlife/exotics department at vet school, and was a zoo vet in California shortly after graduating. Dr. Kelley moved back to Florida to raise a family and discovered a love for emergency medicine. Special interests: Soft tissue surgery, exotic animal medicine, and husbandry. As part of the veterinary community in the Tampa Bay area for almost 20 years, he has grown his love of ER into hospital leadership and doctor development, and encourages learning and growth in his team and colleagues.

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Why Choose VEG customer-focused veterinary emergency care

Call Us 24/7

Call Us 24/7

Pet emergencies shouldn’t be put on hold. Call and speak with a veterinarian to get your medical questions answered.

See a Vet Now

See a Vet Now

No appointment needed, come in 24/7. Emergency vet care starts the moment you walk in the door.

Stay Together

Stay Together

No waiting and wondering in a lobby. Stay with your pet the entire time and get as involved as you like in their care.

Stress Less

Stress Less

At VEG, we make a scary situation less stressful. We sit on the floor with your pet, or wherever they’re most comfortable.

Call & Speak with a doctor Open 24/7,  Even Holidays!

Walk in for:



High-quality critical care for when the unexpected happens.


Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Non-invasive, soft-tissue imaging with same-day results.


Urgent Care

For injuries or illnesses that simply cannot wait.



Performed on site to immediately diagnose fractures, stones, foreign ingestions, and more. 


Diagnostics + Testing

Done right in our hospital for less wait time and fast results. 


End-of-Life Care

Comfortable, compassionate care during the most difficult time.



A high-quality veterinarian is on site for emergency operations.


Treatment + Hospitalization

Care starts right away; if your pet needs to stay overnight, you can too.

Hospital Row

Call & Speak with a doctor Open 24/7,  Even Holidays!