Urgent Pet Care

Is your pet feeling unwell?  Stopped eating?  Has diarrhea or been vomiting?  Need an appointment right away?  We can get you in to see our veterinarian right away.  Give Aspire Veterinary Center a call to schedule an appointment with us TODAY!

Emergency Pet Care

At Aspire Veterinary Center, we provide urgent care services in La Palma, CA. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technologies to help our veterinary experts assess your pet’s health. Dr. Lam and the veterinary team are highly experienced with pet emergencies and work with compassion and efficiency to ensure a positive outcome. 

What is Urgent Pet Care?

Urgent pet care is usually recommended when your pet’s condition is considered non-critical, meaning that no hospitalization is required, no surgery, and only basic diagnostics are needed. On the other hand, emergency vet care is necessary if your pet is experiencing a life-threatening crisis or an illness that requires immediate hospitalization.  During an urgent health crisis, it can be difficult to know what your pet needs, their symptoms, and if they require an emergency visit. 

Essentially, urgent pet care falls between emergency care and regular vet visits, where you know something’s wrong with your pet and needs to be checked out by a vet as soon as possible. But if you’re in doubt about what qualifies for urgent versus emergency pet care, just contact us at Aspire Veterinary Center, and we’ll help you figure it out.   

Signs Your Animal Needs Urgent Pet Care

If your pet is sick or injured or shows obvious signs of distress, they require urgent medical attention from a veterinarian. Here are a few signs that your pet needs urgent care:  

  • Wounds  
  • Stomach issues such as diarrhea, vomiting, bloating, constipation  
  • Dehydration  
  • Itchiness or rashes  
  • Hair loss  
  • Pain or limping  
  • Changes in behavior such as loss of appetite, lower energy, hiding  
  • Scooting   
  • Tearing, redness, or discharge in the eyes  
  • Runny nose, cough, excessive sneezing  
  • Urinary changes, or urinating blood  
  • Consuming a foreign body like a toy 

Urgent Pet Care Hours

At Aspire Veterinary Center, we’re there when you need us most and provide same-day services during business hours, so you don’t have to wait. Our goal is to get your pet seen on time through our available emergency vet services and get you both back home. 

When to See an Emergency Vet

Here are some signs that you should take your pet to an emergency vet:  

  • Difficulty breathing  
  • Allergic reactions (hives, facial swelling, severe itching, or red eyes)   
  • Penetrating wounds  
  • Seizures, loss of balance, and inability to walk  
  • Persistent vomiting, diarrhea, or non-productive retching  
  • Difficulty delivering kittens or puppies  
  • Heatstroke  
  • Excessive bleeding  
  • Broken bones  
  • Cardiac arrest  
  • Stopped breathing  
  • Choking   
  • Trauma or accident such as falling from a height or being hit by a car or object  
  • Bite wounds from other animals 

Schedule Your Same-Day Appointment Today!

At Aspire Veterinary Center, we provide full-service urgent care services in La Palma, CA. We are highly qualified to provide outpatient care for companion animals that need to be treated immediately. Our team of skilled veterinary medical professionals will work together to help ensure your pet receives the appropriate level of care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!