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Nashville Veterinary Specialists

Urgent Care

Nashville Veterinary Specialists is excited to announce our NEW Urgent Care service.

In order to reduce wait times in our emergency department, we’ve introduced Urgent Care, available by appointment.

Kayley Rodriguez checking a black and white dog in Urgent Care

Urgent Care Service

Led by Dr. Kayley Rodriguez, this unique service is designed for pets with urgent needs, but not of the typical nature of our emergency patients. By streamlining client needs, our urgent care can provide true, outpatient service to supplement the 24-hour emergency department. Any Urgent Care patients in need of more advanced treatment can be quickly transferred to the emergency department for critical care or 24-hour hospitalization.

Urgent care does not offer wellness checks, vaccines, or other services offered by primary care veterinarians.  Please see your primary veterinary care provider for non-emergent medical needs.

Our team will help you determine if Urgent Care is right for your pet.

Simply call us at (615) 386-0107 or use our mobile check-in service, by texting "NVS" to 34947.

Typical Conditions Seen by Urgent Care

  • Vomiting (minor or occasional)

  • Refusal to eat for 24 hours

  • Diarrhea

  • Limping / lameness

  • Mild cough

  • Chronic unsteadiness

  • Mild swelling

  • Skin/ear/eye infection or swelling

  • Mild straining to urinate

  • Mild straining to have a bowel movement

  • 1 seizure

  • Minor laceration or bite wound (with little or no bleeding)

Our Urgent Care Team