About Us

The Animal ER of University Park is a well-equipped 24/7 emergency animal hospital with diagnostic, surgical, and life-saving equipment. We are staffed by veterinarians and licensed or highly experienced veterinary technicians who are physically present during all operating hours.


Patients are seen on a "first come, first serve basis" with more critical patients receiving priority care. We do not take appointments. However, a phone call prior to the visit is recommended as well as highly appreciated.


Our History: In 2002, the founders of Animal ER of University Park recognized the need for comprehensive and compassionate veterinary emergency care hospital to serve both Manatee and north Sarasota counties where none existed. Since then, we have been open every night, weekend, and holiday.


We are proud to work closely with the Canine Units of both Manatee and Sarasota counties, along with a multitude of animal rescue groups.


Our Facilities: Animal ER consists of a reception area, 4 examination rooms (2 for cats, and 2 for dogs), a large combined treatment/pharmacy/critical patient area, a ward room consisting of 6 large runs, and a multitude of smaller kennels. In addition, our surgical suite has a fully stocked laboratory, radiology suite, and a separate isolation ward.

Animal ER and non-emergency services: The Animal ER is unable to provide non-emergency services such as preventative health care (vaccinations, spays or neuters, tick control products, food sales, or heartworm prevention). These services and products can be obtained from your regular "day practice" veterinarian.


David Holifield, MDVM
Grecia Corredor, DVM
Rhiannon Lewis, DVM
Emilie Viebranz, DVM
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Melissa, CVT
Teresa, CVT
Gina, CVT
Alyssa, Vet Assistant
Rebecca, Vet Assistant
Taylor, Client Care
Jenny, Client Care
Lisa, Lead Receptionist
Cheyenne, Vet Assistant
Katie, Vet Student
Caitlyn, Pre-Vet Student
Cedrik, EMT-P, ALS
Cheyenne W.
Rebekah, Client Care
Chocolate Milk AKA Sheldon
Caring blood donor
Orange Juice AKA Penny
Caring blood donor
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Fax: 941.359.9936

Email: [email protected]

8237 Cooper Creek Blvd

Bradenton, FL 34201