Urgent Care

Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center is excited to offer Urgent Care services for pets in need on a call-ahead appointment basis. We take care of any sick or injured pet that cannot wait until the next day for care.

Same-Day Urgent or Emergency Care During Normal Operating Hours

Monday – Friday: 8am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 2am – 2pm

What Cases Will We See?

  • Bite Wounds or Lacerations 
  • Ear Problem 
  • Eye Problem 
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea 
  • Limping
  • Fleas or Worms 
  • Allergies or Skin problems 
  • Toxin ingestion 
  • Paw or Nail issue 
  • Collapse 
  • Lethargy 
  • Abscess 
  • Urinary Problems/ Accidents inside
  • Coughing/Sneezing 
  • Anal gland issues (scooting, licking)
  • Decreased Appetite 
  • Hives/swelling/reactions 
  • End of Life/ Euthanasia 
  • Bad Breath 
  • Fever 
  • Constipation
  • And more!

Dogwood Veterinary Hospital and Laser Center provides veterinary services for a variety of conditions, illnesses, and injuries found in our pet patients. We have trained and dedicated veterinarians and nurses on staff. We have onsite diagnostic equipment to perform blood work, x-rays, ultrasound, and an in-house pharmacy allowing timely results and treatment of our patients. Cases that require 24-hour critical nursing care or more advanced diagnostics and treatments will be first stabilized and then referred to the specialty hospitals if necessary.

If your pet is experiencing an urgent medical issue after hours, please visit the list of nearby emergency hospitals.

FAQ and hospital responses

We prefer you call ahead so that we may add your pet to our schedule.
Yes, you can take your pet home tonight. There will be cases that require transfer to the 24-hour specialty hospital for around-the-clock care. Some stable patients may stay the night here to have a procedure or additional testing during our normal business hours.
Dogs, Cats
Each patient will be triaged and assessed by a trained professional. Critical life-threatening conditions will take precedence. The severity of your pets’ condition will determine when the doctor will be in to talk to you and examine your pet.
We do not offer in-house payment plans, however our recommended payment plan is through CareCredit or ScratchPay, which can be applied for online before arriving. We do accept credit cards, debit cards, Scratch Pay and Care Credit only. Deposits are required for treatment and all payment is due at the time of service.
Given that there are many different insurances available now, you are responsible for calling to determine your specific coverage. Payment will be due at the time of service, then you coordinate with your specific insurance for reimbursement.
No, you will coordinate a pickup time with our veterinary staff. All pets must be picked up by the time designated by our team.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.