Urgent Care When Pets and Owners Need it Most

At VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center, we strongly believe in thorough communication to ensure that you, your pets, and our team are all working together to develop the best treatment plan for you and your pet.

Peace of Mind For Critical Cases

When your pet is in critical condition, our team’s goal is to get basic vitals, such as temperature, pulse, respiratory rate, oxygen levels, blood glucose levels, etc., and work as quickly as possible to stabilize the patient.

Stabilization of critical pets may involve administering IV fluids and IV medications, providing oxygen support, controlling bleeding, controlling pain, controlling seizures, etc.

Once your pet is stable, our team will discuss next steps to diagnose the condition and provide necessary treatments. It is important to run diagnostics to identify the cause of the symptoms and treat the disease causing the symptoms rather than the symptoms.

Our Approach

As an urgent care center, VetCheck is fully equipped with state of the art, in-house diagnostic equipment. This provides our staff with the necessary information for your pet to feel better, sooner. It is essential for us to prioritize intake of patients based off stability. However, our team works efficiently while prioritizing care to limit wait times for stable patients.  We work quickly to ensure records are shared amongst your pet's care team in the event of a follow-up, emergency transfer, or specialist referral.

Initial Assessment

Our nurses and client service representatives are trained to triage pets on arrival to determine their level of stability.

To first understand your pet’s clinical history, our nurses will ask you a series of questions, which will then be relayed to our doctor.


After the initial assessment, our doctor will perform a physical exam to assess the following:

  • Mentation/neurological status
  • Hydration status
  • Pain status
  • Ears, eyes, nose, and dental health status
  • Lung/heart health status
  • External abdominal health status
  • Urogenital health status
  • Rectal health status
  • Musculoskeletal status/gait assessment (soft tissue/ligamentous injury, lacerations/puncture wounds)

Based on our doctor’s assessment, diagnostics may be recommended to rule out causes for your pet’s current or potential future clinical signs. Common diagnostics are listed here. Recommendations will always be based on your pet’s physical examination and clinical history.


Bloodwork may be recommended to assess the following:

  • Liver, kidney, and pancreatic function
  • Clotting function, extent of infection/inflammation, extent of dehydration, or anemia
  • Likelihood of hormonal imbalances (ex: diabetes mellitus, thyroid, or adrenal gland disorders, etc.)
  • Electrolyte imbalance

X-rays may be recommended to assess the following:

  • Musculoskeletal/Spinal X-rays
    • Orthopedic injuries, diseases, masses, or spinal injuries
    • Spinal injuries, diseases, or masses
    • Soft tissue injuries or masses
  • Abdomen X-rays
    • Stomach, small and large intestines (blockage, inflammation, or masses)
    • Kidneys, bladder (stones, blockage, inflammation, or masses)
    • Liver, spleen (inflammation or masses)
  • Chest X-rays
    • Heart (enlargement, congenital abnormalities, infection, or masses)
    • Lungs (bronchitis, pneumonia, injury, or masses)
    • Trachea/larynx (tracheitis, collapsing trachea, laryngeal paralysis, injury, or masses)

Urinalysis may be recommended to assess the following:

  • Infection/inflammation
  • Presence of urinary crystals
  • Extent of kidney disease or diabetes mellitus



This was our first experience with VetCheck. It was recommended by another clinic that had a 4 hour wait. I also had a toddler with me, so 4 hours was going to be rough. The clinic told me that VetCheck actually schedules appointments for emergency care. I was able to get in 15 minutes after calling! I couldn’t believe it. All the other emergency care clinics were 4-6 hour waits.

The staff and vet were very kind and attentive. The vet even gave my toddler a Dunkaroo snack while we were waiting for tests on our dog...
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- Tria C. -
(Fishers, IN)

Words cannot express how kind and thoughtful this vet clinic is. Went in thinking our dog sprained a muscle and ended up having terminal cancer. When we decided to put our fur baby at rest, they made sure we knew what was going to happen and gave us plenty of time to spend with her. They never pushed us to hurry. They gave us water, tissues, and time.  Even after the visit was over, we got a card in the mail from the staff. It made me smile and cry at the same time. 10 out of 10 recommend this VetCheck.

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- Josh H. -
(Carmel, IN)

I was in emergency for my dog so I took him here, they did a great job. I highly recommend VetCheck. Very professional and very friendly. They let me know everything as soon as they knew. I highly recommend you to come here if your animal needs to go to a pet urgent care!!

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- Clay N. -
(York, PA)

Dr. Siva and Taylor are superstars when it comes to assuring their clients are well taken care of. They have hearts of gold. Thank you for being thorough and caring people. We need more of you in the world. Shout out to Jacee for answering our questions and making us feel comfortable. Our pup had to have emergency surgery and this team definitely marked the 5 C’s to exceptional care! We transferred the...
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- Daphne L. -

My dog Stanley was attacked by another dog and had what looked like a chunk missing from the side of his face and a puncture under his jaw. I googled emergency vet near me and Vetcheck urgent care Carmel came up. Luckily I was at my house and it was only 5 minutes away. As soon as we got there they were assuring and got us in quickly. Within 20-30 min they were taking Stanley back to stitch him up. The were very...
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- Haley F. -

I brought my kitty in for a tooth problem because my regular vet is closed Fridays and weekends.  The office is clean and staff are very friendly.  Dr. Davis explained everything well.  I was able to review and approve the recommendations before paying.  Definitely grateful for this urgent care option in Bloomington!

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- Clara K. -
(Bloomington, IN)

Took my dog Toby here after coming home from work finding him lethargic and not feeling well. Staff was very nice and very educational. Dr. Carter was extremely informative and very knowledgeable. The staff wasn’t over bearing about spending my every dollar and we got to a solution and treatment plan in a timely manner. Highly recommend and I’ll use them again if I ever need an urgent care after hours!

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- Kellie S. -
(Cincinnati, OH)

Everyone was incredibly friendly, and they were very quick and reasonable to help. Price was at/under what i expected for an emergency vet. Definitely would be comfortable returning here if needed. No pressure to treat or diagnose beyond what was necessary, but the options and recommendations were presented and discussed to be able to make a good decision for my cat. Thank you so much!

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- Elizabeth K. -

Brought my pixie in for a wound on her tail, another emergency vet quoted us a several hour wait time, but VetCheck was able to get us in almost immediately. They were very kind and quick and I appreciate their help taking care of my baby!

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- Shannon S.-

Loved the care we received! Our usual vet is not open on the weekends and we couldn’t wait to bring our dog in. They were able to get him in right away and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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- Rachel H. -

We were able to get an appointment within a few hours (at 7pm, after work, offered slots next day as well). Offices are SUPER CLEAN and quiet, neutral smell. All of the staff was very friendly and thorough.

I have a rescue that is reactive and can be difficult, and they handled him beautifully.

The prices were reasonable for emergency services, although a bit more than our regular vet, but our vet...
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- Jennifer Z. -
(Bloomington, IN)

Vet check was so quick to get me in right after calling and help my dog who had eaten a bunch of chocolate. I appreciate the kindness and care they provided for my fur baby. I’d recommend to anyone who needs emergency help for their pet.

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- Jade N. -

The staff are amazing people. I unfortunately had to put my pup down but the ladies that worked that night took great care of us. They walked me through every step and were so sweet and caring with us both. It's not an easy thing to do but with the care they showed helped so much. Thank you ladies for all you did for us.

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- Alicia H. -
(Cincinnati, OH)

My husband and I brought our dog to this vet clinic twice.  Both times Dr Kent was very professional and warm.  The staff is knowledgable and friendly.  We were presented with all of the options for how to treat our dog in a very clear, informative way.  On our second visit we had to put our down dog.  Dr Kent and his team were respectful and kind through the whole process.  I would highly recommend this facility if you can not get in to see your normal vet.I'm surprised at the reviews about how expensive it is.  This is an emergency vet clinic...
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- Erin W. -
(Bloomington, IN)

Thank you for entrusting us with your pet’s care.

When a pet is admitted in critical condition, our team will ask you to sign an emergency treatment estimate, so we can proceed to provide necessary treatments without delaying care that your pet needs. At VetCheck, we strongly believe in thorough communication to ensure that you, your pets, and our team are all working together to develop the best treatment plan for you and your pet.

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