(727) 786-5755


Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 5:30PM-7:00AM
Weekend: Saturday Noon -
     7:00AM Monday morning
Open 24 hours

Call Animal Emergency Veterinary Hospital now for immediate service

Pet Emergency: What to Do

  1. Stay Calm
  2. Call (727) 786-5755
  3. Be prepared with info:
    • Type/Breed
    • Details of problem
    • Any changes
  4. Be aware. Pets may bite if ill or injured.


30610 US Highway 19 N,
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

One block north of Curlew Road on the west side Please call ahead for advice and so we can prepare your arrival.

Directions to
Veterinary Clinic

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The Veterinary Staff

Animal Emergency + Urgent Care Staff

An experienced emergency veterinarian is always on duty at Animal Emergency + Urgent Care. Our staff of trained veterinary technicians provide professional, compassionate care.

Our veterinary doctors have been in practice for over 20 years on average, and every veterinarian has significant emergency care experience. Our technicians are well skilled, and technician managers are certified.

Jean K. McKnight, DVM

Jean K. McKnight, DVM

Dr. Jean McKnight, owner of Animal Emergency + Urgent Care, has practiced emergency veterinary medicine there since 1989. In clinical practice as a veterinarian for over 20 years, Dr. McKnight has focused on developing a respected, client-focused emergency animal hospital, anchored by a talented staff and high-quality services. Away from the animal hospital and at home, she is gratified to keep the peace between her cats and her Maltese Poodle mix. Dr. McKnight is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

Cats of Animal Emergency +   Urgent Care




Animal Emergency Cats

"The Cats of Animal Emergency"

The true soul of our animal hospital rests with four rather overweight cats who reside at the clinic: Zipper, Suki, Slice and Smooch.

Zipper is the "Jay Leno" of the practice. He greets clients and charms them into feeding him treats. Otherwise, he spends most of the time sleeping in the cabinets. Zipper was originally named "Filex the Cat" by his former, dyslexic owners.

Suki is friendly to both patients and their owners. He has perfected the science of "getting in the way" of anyone who is performing productive work.

Slice avoids being friendly to anyone, even less getting in their way. Since his coat has an orange hue, some people call him "Orange Slice." Really though, Slice was named for an early encounter with a car engine fan belt.

Smooch gets everywhere and into everything around the hospital. He seems to have a life mission of rubbing on every human that comes into the ER.