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Veterinary Urgent Care by ETHOS

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Urgent Care for Dogs

We offer extended clinic hours for your convenience and welcome both planned visits and walk-ins.

When to Bring Your Dog to Urgent Care

Veterinary Urgent Care can provide the immediate care you need for your dog when your primary care veterinarian is unavailable and your pet’s condition is non-life-threatening. We are not a 24-hour animal hospital, but our clinic is open later into the evening than most general practice veterinary clinics. We do not provide regular health check-ups, so your dog should continue to have regular check-ups with your family veterinarian.

We can provide various treatments and diagnostics including wound repair, digital imagery, cytology, EKG and pulse oximetry, end-of-life care, bloodwork, and more.

If your dog is exhibiting symptoms of any conditions listed on our What We Can and Can’t Treat page, please contact or visit a Veterinary Urgent Care clinic near you. During your visit, we will discuss the best options for your dog’s care and treatment, including next steps, and stabilize him or her for transfer if you need to go to the emergency room for more intensive care.

Does my dog need urgent care?

You may notice subtle changes in your dog’s weight, appetite, interest in exercise, new aggressive or anti-social behavior, his or her eyes may be watering more than usual, or she is licking body parts more than usual. Older dogs might need urgent care to manage side effects of a chronic disease or condition, as well as end-of-life care. Young puppies may need urgent care for a minor injury, diarrhea from parasites, respiratory infections, or because they are not eating. Despite everyone’s best intentions, dogs fight, run, jump and play, and accidents and injuries can happen at any time.

Although we are unable to treat conditions that require overnight monitoring or intensive life support, we can treat for pain and distress until you can transfer your dog to an emergency veterinary hospital.

Sometimes you’re just not sure what is going on with your dog, and he is just not himself. In those instances, a visit to an urgent care can answer some of your concerns through diagnostic tests such as ultrasound, bloodwork, an evaluation of vital signs, and a physical exam.

Pet Insurance

Our clinics accept all forms of pet insurance and will help facilitate sending claims and documents for you and your pet. Payment for services is due up front, and your insurance company will reimburse you based on your policy. If you have questions about what is and is not covered in your policy, please contact your insurer, as every company and policy may be different.

Having your pet enrolled in a pet insurance policy is great for financial peace of mind. Learn more about if you should buy pet insurance with our blog here.

A Golden Retriever holding a first aid kit

Make a Pet First-Aid Kit

Every pet parent’s worst fear is having something bad happen to their beloved friend.

One helpful tool in case of emergency is having your first aid kit designed for your cat or dog. Now, this doesn’t replace a trip to the ER necessarily, but it can prevent the injury from getting worse until you get there.

You never know what could happen on hikes in the woods, swimming in the lake, or even in your own home. So let’s get our kit prepared.

Learn More And Get Your First-Aid Checklist