Urgent Care Appointments

Schedule Update: Urgent Care appointments are NOT available the weekend of 11/27.

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Is Urgent Care Right for my pet? 

You know your pet best. If you’re worried or unsure, come to our ER. But if you think that your pet can wait until tomorrow for care, consider an Urgent Care appointment. 

 

 

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Appointments Available on Saturday and Sunday

Starting Friday evening, you can book a next-day Urgent Care appointment for your pet.

 

Call to book an appointment. 

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Read your confirmation email. 

Once your appointment is booked, you'll receive an email from our team with instructions for your next-day appointment. Rest comfortably at home with your pet until then. 

Book an appointment. 

Book a Next-day Appointment

Our team begins booking urgent care appointments on Friday evening. Appointments are limited. If one is not available, come to the DoveLewis ER for care.

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Planning for an ER Visit?

If you're considering a trip to our ER, we're open 24/7. COVID-19 has changed our procedures, waiting areas, and waiting times. We appreciate your patience. 

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Deciding If Urgent Care is Right for Your Pet

How do I know if my pet needs Urgent Care?

You know your pet best. If you’re worried or unsure, we always recommend that you come to the ER. If your pet is experiencing abnormal breathing, active bleeding, severe trauma, lethargy, etc., they should be seen by an emergency veterinarian.

But if you think that your pet can wait until tomorrow for care (and your vet isn’t available), then an Urgent Care appointment would let you wait at home comfortably. Urgent care is for non-life-threatening cases.

What kind of illnesses or injuries are typically seen in Urgent Care?

It really varies, so it’s a smart idea to call your veterinarian first to see if they can see your pet for an urgent or last-minute appointment. They may be able to advise you. Some examples of the kinds of patients Urgent Care can help with are animals with: ​​​​​​cuts, scrapes, bites, runny stool, skin problems, ear problems, change in stool, weight loss, abscess, limping without severe pain

Do you think my pet should do Urgent Care?

We can’t make that decision for you—any medical recommendations need a doctor’s exam. The best recommendation we have for you is that if you’re worried and can’t decide, come in. If your regular vet is available, you could also call them to see if they have time for an urgent appointment.

What is Urgent Care? How is it different from ER?

Urgent Care is focused on minor illnesses or injuries and patients are seen by appointment. ER’s priorities are life threatening or severe conditions.

How is Urgent Care different than going to my regular vet?

Urgent Care is for when your pet is injured or sick, but not life-threatening. Seeing your regular vet is always the best option for minor illness or injury, but sometimes that just isn’t possible.  Urgent Care is great if you feel that your pet needs care sooner than you can get an appointment with your family veterinarian. Plus, our team has the option for emergency and intensive care should your pet need it.