If able, please call ahead so we are better prepared.
We have appointments available from 8:30am - 6pm Monday through Friday for urgent care that your pet may require. In addition we also offer urgent care on a walk-in basis during out regular office hours. Please call the clinic ahead of time so we may be prepared for your pet's arrival. You do not have to be a current client.
Although we are available for urgent care, we are not an emergency clinic and are not staffed overnight or prepared for emergency surgery or intensive care cases. We are still recommending referral to the local emergency clinic if your pet is likely to require after-hours surgery, monitoring, or experiencing a life threatening emergency.
If you are not sure if you pet should be seen here or at the emergency clinic, feel free to call and consult with our veterinarian on duty.
Examples of cases that we would be able to handle for urgent care include porcupine quills, minor lacerations, abscesses, urinary tract infections, and ear infections.
Patients will be examined on a first come-first serve basis, with the exception that more severe problems may take precedence.
After 6pm we refer all small animal emergencies to the Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital (VESH). For more information on VESH or other local emergency clinic options, please check out our emergency page.
Please note: Our doors may close early due to heavy volume.
Types of cases we see:
lumps, bumps, masses
What we doVUCC provides walk-in service for things that require prompt attention – but aren’t serious enough to require emergency hospitalization. In most cases, our veterinarians can take care of your cat’s problem in less than an hour. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Minor bite wounds & abscesses
- Fleas or ticks
- Itching, over grooming, skin infections, or hair loss
- Ear infections – head shaking, scratching or ear discharge
- Urinary tract problems – blood in urine, going outside of the litter box
- Straining to defecate
- Vaccine reactions
- Coughing or sneezing
- Mild limping or lameness
- Toenail injuries or overgrown nails
- Drinking or urinating more than normal
- Sedation for travel
- Squinting & eye discharge
- Mild vomiting & diarrhea
- Not eating for up to 1-2 days
Is you regular vet on vacation, sick, fully booked, or can't see your pet today for other reasons? We can help!
Why urgent care at our hospital vs. veterinary emergency room? cost, services, emergency rooms can spend more time with life threatening cases while we can take care of all your urgent non-life threatening