We can provide comfort and relief for conditions that aren’t serious enough for an emergency hospital, but are too pressing to wait for an appointment the next business day.
When to Seek Urgent Care for Your Pet
Urgent care is appropriate for non-life-threatening conditions that cannot wait, but do not require emergency treatment and hospitalization.
Urgent Care Conditions
Urgent, non-life-threatening conditions often include:
- Eyes – swelling, discharge, redness
- Ears – discharge, pain, odor, scratching, shaking (could be signs of ear infections)
- Facial swelling, licking, or scratching
- Skin conditions
- Coughing or sneezing
- Vomiting (minor or occasional)
- Mild constipation
- Change in urine color, frequency, or amount
- Straining to urinate, dribbling urine
- Change in amount of food or water intake
- Change in behavior (mild depression, anxiety, excessive sleepiness)
- Evidence of worms or fleas
- Minor wounds
We save a number of same-day Urgent Care spots in our appointment schedule every day.
If your pet is experiencing an urgent situation, please call us at 206-323-4433, and we’ll do our best to fit you into our schedule on the same day.
A patient seen on Urgent Care who requires emergency care will be transferred immediately to Emergency Status or referred to a 24-hour veterinary specialty hospital.
For a list of conditions that are considered medical emergencies, visit our Urgent Care page.