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Our Meadowbrook location is OPEN 365 days a year!

Emergency Care

For Pets in Distress or Injured

Whether it’s a pet in extreme pain, and one that has difficulty breathing, the professional staff at CCVS Meadowbrook, a locally-owned emergency vet, is here for you.

Cat Being Cozy

Signs That Your Pet Needs Emergency Care 

We are open 365 days a year, and these are just some of the reasons that pets are brought to us for emergency care:


  • Your pet has extreme diarrhea, vomiting, or heatstroke

  • Your pet is injured, bleeding severely, or has been hit by a car

  • Your pet may have eaten something like poison, chocolate, anti-freeze, etc

  • Your pet may have heatstroke, or won't accept water for more than 24 hrs

  • Your pet is behaving unusually, and you know something is wrong

  • Your pet is unconscious or having seizures or paralysis

  • Your pet is having difficulty breathing, or is choking/gagging

  • Your pet is in pain, or is experiencing extreme anxiety

  • Your pet is unable to urinate or pass a stool

  • Your pet has wounds, fractures or lacerations


We encourage you to call (352) 225-3501 before bringing your pet to us so that we can best prepare for this visit, or to direct you elsewhere, if we happen to be 'at capacity'.  As a small animal emergency and specialty hospital conveniently located in Gainesville, Florida, we accept urgent walk-ins, referrals from other veterinarians, scheduled appointments–whatever makes sense for your pet’s needs.  If you or your veterinarian would benefit from speaking directly with one of the doctors on staff, please let staff know immediately so that we can do our best to accommodate this request.  

In addition to a comfortable and welcoming facility equipped with several surgical suites, digital radiology, and ultrasound, we also have high flow oxygen therapy, oxygen chambers, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy. 

How is Community Care Veterinary Specialists Different?

Why Choose Community Care Veterinary Specialists for Your Pet ER?

Experienced Team

Our team of veterinarians and support staff is highly trained in emergency medicine, making it easier to provide the best care possible.

Living-room Style Consult Rooms

We know how stressful it can be to spend time in an emergency hospital with other pets.  We have comfortable individual consult rooms so your pet is less anxious.

Collaborative Care

We believe in collaborating with your regular veterinarian, and with you about your pet's individual situation so that when choices are presented to you about your options, you feel like you have a team in your corner. 

At Community Care Veterinary Specialists, we are here for you and your pet

and we offer unparalleled emergency care when you need it most. 

Holding Ginger Cat

What to Do in Case of an Emergency: 

  • Stay Calm: In moments of crisis, it's essential to remain as calm as possible. This helps both you and your pet during the emergency.

  • Contact Us: Call our emergency hotline immediately at [352-225-3501]. Our dedicated team is available 24/7 to provide guidance and support.

  • Follow First Aid Measures: If it is safe to do so, administer basic first aid measures as instructed by our team over the phone. This may include controlling bleeding, maintaining an open airway, or keeping your pet warm.

  • Transport Safely: If your pet needs immediate attention, transport them to our facility as safely and quickly as possible. Use a sturdy carrier or blanket to secure and comfort your pet during transit.

Where exactly is CCVS Meadowbrook?

We are located near I-75 (Exit 390)  right across from Meadowbrook Golf Course.

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