Vet Urgent Care is when pet owners seek non-life-threatening veterinary services such as a checkup or primary care from their pet’s prior veterinarian. A list of non-life-threatening conditions is provided below:
- Bite wounds
- Diarrhea or vomiting
- Itchy skin or rashes
- Wound treatment
- Hair loss
- Pain or limping
- Overgrown nails
- Changes in behavior
- Loss of appetite or overeating
- Cuts and abrasions
- Eye issues (tearing, redness, discharge)
- Ear infections
- Pale gums
- Runny nose, coughing, or sneezing
- Worms, fleas, ticks, or mites
- Urinating blood
- Urinary changes
- Toxin ingestion (both poisons and food not suitable for your pet)
- Consuming a foreign body (toy, rawhide)
Emergency Urgent Care includes life-threatening conditions that require immediate attention. Consider the list of life-threatening diseases found below:
- Collapse or loss of consciousness
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe or persistent diarrhea or vomiting
- Penetrating wounds
- Allergic reactions
- Stopped breathing
- Cardiac arrest
- Trauma or accident, such as falling or being hit by an object or car
- Distressed mother in labor/inability to deliver kittens or puppies.
How To Get the Most Out of Your Urgent Care Vet Visit
Make your pet’s medical record available to save money and time on diagnostic tests. If you’re a new patient, it may take longer for medical requests to process without a document to show proof of previous care.
Urgent Care centers use a 3-5 Patient Severity Index to determine how much care each pet needs, including surgical intervention. Also, keep in mind that not all urgent care clinics have surgical equipment on-site. In case of an emergency, skip urgent care.
- Call ahead and describe your pet’s symptoms. An early diagnosis can provide a rapid recovery or save your pet’s life.
- Also, ask about at-home care for your pet.
- Your pet’s health can become costly, so get informed about available payment options.
- Lastly, follow up with any questions or concerns because your pet’s health is a responsibility shared between you and your pet’s primary veterinarian.
Payment Options for Veterinary Urgent Care
Since we do not bill, we ask that you download and print our Financial Policy. Once services are completed, you must render payment.
We accept all major credit/debit cards, checks, cash, and PayPal. The owner must sign all cards.
Your pet’s unexpected health conditions can lead to unforeseen expenses, and we are aware of this. That is why we can make special arrangements through the CareCredit Program. All it takes is 5 minutes to complete the application, and you’ll be able to see your payment broken down into six monthly installments. For quicker approval, you can apply in the hospital, where we’ll call in your application.
Highlights of the CareCredit Program:
- Low Monthly Payments (3% of the Total Balance)
- Interest-Free For 6 Months
- Determine Approval in a Few Minutes
- No Annual Fee
Also, we offer Scratchpay, a simple, transparent payment plan for your pet’s medical expenses. It’s financing for those unexpected costs.
As a result, urgent care for pets is non-life threatening and can range from an upset stomach to eye issues. For emergencies, skip urgent care.
To get the most out of your visit, have your pet’s most recent medical record readily available for smoother processing and get as much information from their primary veterinarian as possible.
We are flexible with our payment options and offer a variety of solutions.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit our contact us page.