We offer same-day appointments to accommodate your urgent pet care needs!
Veterinary medicine is always advancing and evolving, adapting to the changing times and adopting new technologies, techniques, and approaches as necessary. Veterinarians have recognized a growing demand for animal health care services for those injuries and illnesses requiring care that falls somewhere between immediate emergency and routine care. That’s a need that Palencia Pet Clinic aims to address with our veterinary urgent care services. These are intended to offer an alternative for pets suffering from a condition that is not immediately life-threatening but still needs the prompt attention of a veterinarian. It’s just one of the ways that our hospital is always growing and striving to meet the changing needs of our clients to provide them and their pets with the highest quality of animal healthcare.
What Is Veterinary Urgent Care?
Urgent care facilities intended for humans are opening up in pharmacies and small medical practices all over the country to treat minor ailments and conditions. You’ve probably used one yourself. They offer an alternative to visiting an emergency room for a non-critical condition and scheduling an appointment with a doctor and waiting days or weeks for treatment. Both alternatives are likely to be more expensive than an urgent care clinic. The same concept is becoming a trend in the veterinary industry. If your pet is suffering from a condition that isn’t critical but needs the attention of a vet promptly, but not immediately, then pet urgent care could be the best option for you.
When Should You Choose Veterinary Urgent Care?
If you have reason to believe your pet’s condition is critical, please don’t hesitate to seek immediate treatment at an emergency facility. If their condition is non-life threatening and stable, give us a call to tell us the details of your pet’s condition and we’ll schedule a time for you to come in. Some of the conditions we commonly treat include:
- Minor cuts and burns
- Allergic reactions and asthma
- Ear infections
- Eye problems
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Blood in the stool or urine
- Excessive sneezing and coughing
- Intestinal parasites
- Lameness or limping
- Mouth pain
- Unusual bumps and lumps
- Nail or skin problems
- Flea infestations
Emergency Care In St. Augustine, FL
If during your urgent care visit, the veterinarian determines that your pet’s condition requires more immediate critical treatment, we are fully equipped to provide it. Our facility houses a state-of-the-art surgical suite along with a modern diagnostic laboratory. Our staff is trained and qualified to provide advanced treatment for any type of animal health care need. The safety and comfort of your pet are always our highest priority!