Did you know that Elliott Bay Animal Hospital has Urgent Care services available to our clients? Urgent care appointments are for pets with urgent, yet non-life-threatening conditions, that need to be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Elliott Bay Animal Hospital holds urgent care appointment slots on our schedule daily, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. This provides our medical team with the needed availabilities to respond quickly to your pet’s timely medical conditions. Please note that urgent care has limited availability and still requires an appointment. Our team will be able to triage and address your timely requests by phone at 206.285.7387 if you feel you and your pet need an urgent care appointment as they are presented.
What is Urgent Care?
Urgent care is offered for those conditions that, as stated above, are not life-threatening yet should be addressed in a timely manner for the pet patient. These issues could include limping or pain management, minor lacerations or wounds, a potential abscess, vomiting, urinary tract infections, allergic reactions, diarrhea (while still eating and drinking), etc. If you have any questions on your pet’s care or what is considered an urgent care situation, please do give us a call directly at 206.285.7387 so we can assess your pet’s needs and respond accordingly.
The overarching rule is that if your pet is experiencing a life-threatening crisis that requires immediate hospital attention, they need emergency care. Examples of needing immediate emergency care include collapse or loss of consciousness, not breathing, cardiac arrest, severe trauma, etc. Again, urgent care should be sought for issues that need same-day medical attention but are not considered necessarily life-threatening.
- Do not give your pet ANY medication or supplement without first checking with your veterinarian. Some common human medications and supplements can be toxic, even in small doses, to your pet.
- Please be careful handling your pet if they have been injured. Even the most gentle pet may bite or scratch when hurt. We recommend always transporting cats in a carrier or box. Dogs may be transported using a large bedspread, blanket, or plywood as a stretcher.
- The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has supplementary information on pet first aid, as well as a downloadable guide of helpful tips.
If your pet needs emergency care, Elliott Bay Animal Hospital works closely with several 24-hour emergency service providers in the greater Seattle area. These facilities, listed below, can help with patient care when your pet’s medical condition requires more intensive or specialized care or if the issue arises outside of our normal operating hours.
Emergency Pet Care Facilities
(Note: Due to the ongoing staffing shortage in the veterinary industry, we recommend you inquire directly with each emergency veterinary facility to confirm their hours and availabilities.)
Animal Medical Center of Seattle
17518 15th Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Seattle Veterinary Specialists – Downtown
805 Madison Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98104
Seattle Veterinary Specialists – Kirkland
11814 115th Ave, Bldg J
Kirkland, WA 98034
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Please fill out the form below and our team will reach out shortly. It is important to note that this form is not for conveying any medical concerns or appointment and prescription inquiries. We ask that all inquiries related to your pet’s care should be done by phone at 206.285.7387.