Experiencing an emergency? Call us to have your pet seen right away.
Outpatient services include an extensive in-house lab, high-quality digital radiography, emergency ultrasonography, soft tissue surgery, wound care, pain management, and a well-stocked in-house pharmacy.
Monday – Friday 7:30 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 8 AM – 5 PM
If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call or come in immediately. If possible it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency.
During regular business hours, we’re able to assist with urgent matters to your pet’s health. Equipped with the latest technology, an in-house laboratory, and a world-class surgical suite, we’re able to quickly diagnose and treat a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. Trust the expert Vancouver vets at Vancouver Veterinary Hospital to keep your pet healthy and happy.
When to seek out Urgent Care Services at Vancouver Vet Hospital:
- Allergic reactions
- Eyes: swelling, discharge, redness
- Ears: discharge, debris, odor, twitching, scratching, shaking
- Coughing or sneezing
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Straining to have a bowel movement
- Change in urine color, frequency, or amount
- Straining to urinate, dribbling urine
- Change in amount of food or water intake
- Change in behavior (depression, anxiety, sleepiness)
- Wounds or bite marks
- Minor trauma
- Facial swelling, licking, or scratching
- Skin itchiness, licking, or scratching
- Limping or weakness
- First time seizures
- Minor open wounds
- Changes in chronic conditions
When to seek Emergency Services at an Emergency/Referral facility elsewhere:
- Serious trauma (hit by car, falls, gunshot)
- Head or eye injuries
- Irregular breathing, shortness of breath, prolonged or heavy panting
- Heart disease or failure
- Severe or sudden onset of pain
- Blood loss
- Broken bones
- Exposure to toxins including rat poison and antifreeze
- Hyper- or hypothermia (heat stroke or frostbite)
- High fever
- Serious burns
- Cluster seizures or severe neurologic disease
If you’re not sure if your pet’s condition qualifies to be seen at the Urgent Care, please contact our Triage Team directly at: (360) 696-2529
Vancouver Urgent Vet Care
It can be an extremely stressful situation when your pet is in distress and you don’t know what to do for them. Vancouver Vet Urgent Care is here for you and your pet when things go bad. At this time, we do not offer walk-in care services, so please call during the hours above to make sure we can see your furry family member as soon as possible. This allows us to prepare an exam room and give you directions on how to keep your pet safe during the drive.
If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please call (360) 696-2529 during our normal business hours. Vancouver Veterinary Hospital is a fully-outfitted clinic able to analyze, diagnose, and treat pets in a wide variety of emergency situations. When you call, please be ready to tell us as much as you can about your pet’s condition.
We have the latest radiology (x-ray), ultrasound, and other on-site lab equipment that allows us to quickly investigate the problem with your pet and give us the information we need to begin treatment. This includes soft-tissue surgery, wound care, pain management, and more.
Our in-house pharmacy means you can get needed medication without having to drive to another location. We all know how important it is to get your pet back home where they feel safe and secure and can begin the healing process.
Vancouver Veterinary Hospital Urgent Care Doctors
- Roy Velardi, DVM – Emergency Veterinarian: With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Velardi specializes in small animal medicine and surgery and has owned Vancouver Vet since 2003. He originally practiced equine medicine and still tends to horses today.
- Holley Crooks, DVM – Emergency Veterinarian: Originally from Phoenix, Crooks has been practicing urgent care in Vancouver since 2007 and has four cats and three dogs of her own.
Emergency and Urgent Care Conditions
If you are unsure what is causing your pet’s discomfort and pain, please call us at (360) 696-2529 to review their condition. If we can see your pet, we’ll set up an appointment as soon as possible and let you know when we’re ready for your pet. There may be times when we can’t help, but we will refer you to another hospital better equipped to handle your situation.