Urgent Care & Emergency Care

Urgent & Emergency Care

All GoodVets hospitals are equipped and prepared for emergency cases during regular open hours. We encourage our clients to visit their primary hospital if possible. Our doctors know your pet’s history and will be able to consult our records. If we are not capable of seeing the emergency case, we will inform you immediately and refer the patient to one of our trusted 24-hour emergency hospital partners.

If your pet is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it may be an emergency situation and you should call your local GoodVets hospital immediately:

  • Coughing, wheezing or frequent panting
  • Dizziness, imbalance or circling
  • Weakness, lethargy, collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Blue, white or very pale gums
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Nasal discharge or congestion
  • Inability to walk
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Lacerations, bite wounds, burns or other wounds
  • Bleeding
  • Accidental ingestion of toxin, medication, chocolate, raisins, sugar-free gum or foreign objects
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Seizures
  • Decreased or poor appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Lameness
  • Excessive salivation
  • Excessive thirst (increased water intake)
  • Frequent or inappropriate urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Displays of pain or discomfort (such as crying when a specific area is touched)
  • Smoke inhalation
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Body temperature over 103 or under 99 (normal is typically 100.5–102.5)
  • Excessive scratching or dull, dry or flaky coat

After-Hours Emergency Care For Your Pet

For any pet emergency after our normal business hours, we offer virtual consulting services through Televet. We are available after-hours via Televet from 8am - 10pm (CT) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and 8am - midnight (12am CT) on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.