Welcome to Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service

Your Emergency Veterinarian in Tampa, FL
Call us at 813-265-4043

The entire staff at Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service wishes to say “Thank You” to all who reached out in support of Cabela.  She has recovered fully and is happy and content in her new home. 

We were fortunate to receive considerable media attention, you can view and read two of them here:



For those interested in donating to Cabela's Fund to care for other stray, rescue and orphaned animals by personal check, please mail your tax-deductible contributions to:

Veterinary Care Foundation
Attention: Cabela
16550 NW 46thStreet
Morriston, FL  32668

Or, click below to make a tax-deductible contribution online.  Be sure to enter Cabela's Fund in the memo box!

 Cabela's Fund  Click here

All donations above what is necessary to cover the cost of Cabela's care will be used for other animals brought to Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service (last year over 500 injured, ill, or orphaned dogs and cats were cared for at our hospital) or will help care for injured or ill pets whose owners are financially limited.

Our Mission:

As pet parents, we know how strong the bond becomes with our pets, and the worry and concern we feel when they become sick or are injured. All of us at Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service, stand ready to see that your pet receives highly skilled and compassionate veterinary emergency care 365 day a year. WE have dedicated ourselves to consistently pursuing the latest state of the art training so that we may offer your pet the most up to date veterinary medical care in a friendly environment.

Our Values:

Compassion: We strive to treat every pet in the same respectful and compassionate manner with which we would treat our own pet

Highly skilled patient care: All team members receive ongoing training in veterinary emergency care so that we may offer your pet the excellent care it deserves.

Working with your family veterinarians: Your family veterinarian is always kept informed of the diagnoses and treatment recommendations. They are then prepared for any follow-up treatment your pet may need.

Being here when you need us: We recognize your pet may become sick or injured when you family veterinarian is closed. We are therefore open when you need us; evenings, weekends, and all holidays. You can count on us being here when you need us most.


Your trust in our services is very important to us. We will therefore always keep you informed of our recommendations for treatment and associated costs before we start treatment.

Our Facility:

We are conveniently located close to I-275 on the northeast corner of Bearss Ave and Florida Ave behind the Bank of America.

We are fully equipped with an in-house laboratory to perform blood chemistries, blood counts, and coagulation profiles. We offer diagnostic testing including radiology, cardiac EKG, and blood pressure monitoring. We have an oxygen chamber and special incubators for exotic & neonatal patients. Our surgical suite is prepared for urgent and emergent procedures.

Pet Loss Support Group:  Free meetings


Place:  Vista Inn and Suites
           400 E. Bearss Avenue
           Tampa, FL  33613

                     Meeting Dates for 2015

Jan 6th, Feb 3rd, Mar 3rd, Mar 31st, Apr 28th, May 26th, June 23rd, July 21st, Aug 18th, Sept 15th, Oct 13th, Nov 10th, Dec 8th

Dr. Katy Meyer
Tampa Veterinarian | Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service | 813-265-4043

238 E Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33613

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Monday4:00 pm8:00 am
Tuesday4:00 pm8:00 am
Wednesday4:00 pm8:00 am
Thursday4:00 pm8:00 am
Saturday24 hours
Sunday24 hours


Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service
238 E Bearss Ave
Tampa, FL 33613
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  • Phone: 813-265-4043
  • Fax: 813-962-4477
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