Timely and Compassionate
Pet Health Emergency Care

If your pet is in critical need of care, our veterinary hospital in Newberry, FL is well-equipped to provide for their needs. As long as our doors are open, we will always give first priority to pet health emergencies. Our veterinary team members deeply understand that pets are truly family and deserve prompt, professional care. We also know that what may seem like a minor issue can quickly escalate into a life-threatening condition. Pets often conceal their pain and may not show signs of a problem until it has become acute and severe.

Whether or not you are certain that your pet is having an emergency, please call our veterinary hospital at (352) 331-7050 or bring your pet in to see us immediately. We are always prepared and happy to help.

Common Signs of a Pet Health Emergency

  • Labored breathing/difficulty breathing
  • Choking, gagging and/or coughing excessively
  • Unable to walk or stand, or having difficulty doing so
  • Sensitive to touch, appears to be in pain
  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea for over 24 hours
  • Not eating/drinking for over 24 hours
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Possible broken bones
  • Was hit by a car or fell from a height
  • Pale gums
  • Lethargy
  • Bite/puncture wounds
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Bleeding from ears and/or nose
  • Blood in stool/vomit
  • Unable to urinate, or constipated
  • Ate something poisonous
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High fever

For After-Hours Pet Health Emergencies

For immediate, veterinary medical care after hours, please contact the emergency animal clinics listed below. Both are open to accommodate pet health emergencies 24-hours a day, 7 days a week and are locally accessible to residents of Newberry, Jonesville, Tioga and Gainesville, Florida.

UF College of Veterinary Medicine - Small Animal Hospital
Phone: (352) 392-2235
Fax: (352) 846-2245
2089 SW 16th Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32608

Blue Pearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital
Phone: (352) 672-6718
7314 W. University Ave.
Gainesville, FL 32607

I could not love a place of business any more than I do Jonesville Animal Hospital. Both veterinarians are incredibly knowledgeable, patient, and loving towards the animals. The staff has some of the friendliest people I've met, and their professionalism is top-notch. The facility is large, clean, and modern, and the extended hours are fantastic for working professionals. Thank you for being so great to our dog, Charlie!

- Amy

Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman are awesome! When one of my dogs was afraid of going to the vet, they worked with me to make her visits as stress-free as possible. They go out of their way to make every visit great and the facility is clean and inviting. They know me by name when I come to buy dog food and always offer to bring it to the car for me if I have my two young daughters with me.

- Christopher

I have had the privilege of having Dr. Lerman taking care of our animals for over 20 years.  The compassion, knowledge and attention to detail displayed in the variety of situations we have experienced is truly amazing and appreciated. It is so evident that everyone associated with Jonesville Animal Hospital has a true love of providing quality care for animals.

- Bob

The staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital is always exceptional! Our beloved Border Collie, Mysti, was a patient there for 10 years, and we always felt as if they loved her as much as we did. Even after her passing they sent our family the most heart felt, loving message to console us. We think the world of the entire team! Now our new puppy, Boo, will enjoy their loving care too.

- Gina

The Doctors and Staff at Jonesville Animal Hospital are top-notch. They stayed late, performed emergency surgeries after "normal" business hours, and made sure to call and update me of their status even though it was 9PM at night. I feel like they treat each pet as if it were their own, and always have the best interest of the pet in mind.

- Heather

Jonesville Animal Hospital is simply the best! Our dogs have been patients at Jonesville Animal Hospital ever since it was first opened by Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman. They have cared for our whippet and our two greyhounds. The expert care, knowledge, and compassion shown to us by Drs. Vliet and Lerman and their entire team is outstanding. It is obvious that they love our dogs. 

- Rita

I have entrusted the care of my three dogs to Drs. Vliet and Lerman for about 10 years and am so pleased with their practice.  I like that I've never had to deal with a waiting room full of animals; they check every patient in quickly and get them into exam rooms to avoid any "doggy personality differences!" Their support staff always make my dogs feel welcomed, non-threatened and their favorite patients of all time! 

- Sherri

The wonderful care provided to our three cats, at Jonesville Animal Hospital, makes me wish that they were my health care providers! Dr. Vliet and Dr. Lerman have given our cats exceptional care at every visit. They've helped us navigate behavior issues and patiently saw us to a resolution. These fine vets have put together an incredible staff, all of whom adore animals! I cannot say enough about JAH, and highly recommend them!

- Shirley

I recently moved to the Gainesville area, and I was thrilled to discover Jonesville Animal Hospital. My 10-year-old Lab suffers from a few health problems and I wanted to find a top-notch local vet for her. Jonesville Animal Hospital has more than exceeded my expectations. This is by far the best service I've ever received from a veterinary hospital.

- Amy