When your pet is in distress, it can be challenging to think clearly. Pet owners want the best for their pets, including seeking the treatment they need. Until recently, there weren’t many options for veterinary services, but Mission Vet Urgent Care is part of the selection of up-and-coming urgent care facilities for pets.
Here, we take care of any issues that fall between a primary veterinarian practice visit and an emergency. We are here when you need us during daylight hours.
If your pet is experiencing an urgent care situation schedule a tentative place in line in our virtual queue. In the event of an emergency, please consult any of our recommended 24-hour veterinary facilities. Get In line now.
Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care
Emergency veterinary hospitals prioritize and treat patients based on their symptoms or condition severity. Any patient needing medical attention but not in a life-threatening situation may be asked to wait.
An urgent care situation involves issues that need medical attention but are not life-threatening. These patients might be uncomfortable, but they are stable and can be seen at regular appointments.
Doctors in emergency hospitals use the patient severity index to decipher your pet’s condition. This index includes the following levels:
- Level One: Resuscitation — the patient is seen before all others, exhibiting a severe physical trauma or cardiac arrest.
- Level Two: Emergent — these traumas are not life-threatening but are time-sensitive, including a venomous snake bite and heat stroke.
- Level Three: Urgent — these patients are seen after levels one and two are taken care of. Examples of urgent care include sudden illness, severe cuts, vomiting, trouble walking, allergic reactions or difficulty urinating.
- Level Four: Non-urgent — minor cuts, prolonged low appetite, limping, fever and mild injuries are non-urgent conditions that can be treated after the first three levels.
- Level Five: Stable — the patient is uncomfortable but stable, experiencing diarrhea, low appetite, ear infection or skin irritation.
As a rule of thumb, pets in the first two levels should be taken to the emergency room. Levels three through five can receive veterinary urgent care services.
Mission Vet Urgent Care hospitals are here to fill the gap between your primary veterinarian’s availability and life-threatening emergencies. Examples of the illnesses and injuries we see:
- Coughing or Sneezing
- Skin Issues – Itching, Rashes, Hotspots
- Minor Cuts and Wounds
- Poison or Toxin Ingestion*
- Foreign Body ingestion*
- Urinary issues*
- Minor Vomiting
- Digestion issues
- Bite Wounds
- Ear Infections
- Eye Discharge & Squinting
- Fleas or Worms
- Allergic Reactions
- Anal Glands – Scooting or Licking
- Hives or Facial Swelling
- End of Life or Euthanasia
- Paw or Nail Issues
* Potentially requires transfer to ER
We don’t treat life threatening emergencies or provide wellness services.
- Foreign Body Requiring Surgery
- Overnight Hospitalization
- Serious Trauma
- Choking or Difficulty Breathing
- Repeated Seizures
- Difficulty Giving Birth
- Wellness Exams
- Spay & Neuter
- Full Pharmacy Suite
Contact Mission Vet Urgent Care
At Mission Vet Urgent Care, we provide call-ahead, scheduled and walk-in appointments. A benefit of scheduling ahead is using our online system to view your spot in line from home. Our system can allow your pet to rest and remain comfortable at home while you wait. When you get close to the front of the line, hop in your car and head to our office.
At the office, we will assess your pet’s symptoms and walk you through the next steps, so you always know what to expect.
We commit to providing your pet with the services and care they deserve. Because we C.A.R.E., our values include the following:
- C: Convenience, comfort and cleanliness
- A: Accessibility
- R: Ready resource
- E: Efficiency and excellence
Our urgent care clinic is open seven days a week, ready for you when you need us. For more information, contact us today by using our online scheduler.