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.

Examination

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.

Common
Diagnostics

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

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REVIEWS & TESTIMONIALS

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)

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.

Urgent and Emergency Care Animal Hospital

The veterinary team at VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center offers treatment for many pet urgent care needs!

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Locations

Fishers, IN
Carmel, IN
Bloomington, IN
Cincinnati, OH
York, PA

Georgetown, TX
Detroit, MI
Tampa, FL

Hours

Monday - Friday 8am to 6pm

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