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Urgent Care

At Family Vet Lake St. Louis, we understand that pets can face sudden health crises that require immediate attention. That’s why we offer comprehensive urgent care services on a call-ahead appointment basis. Whether your pet is experiencing sudden illness or has sustained an injury that cannot wait until the next day for care, our dedicated team is here to help.

Urgent Care Hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm
  • Saturday: 8am – 2pm

IMPORTANT: Please call us prior to visiting our urgent care facility. Ensuring your pet’s stability and our team’s preparedness is our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation in providing the best care for your furry friend.

If you need a drop-off appointment, we kindly ask that you still please call ahead so we can accommodate your needs.

Conditions We Address Include, but Are Not Limited To:

  • Bite wounds or lacerations
  • Ear and eye problems
  • Digestive issues such as vomiting or diarrhea
  • Limping and mobility concerns
  • Parasitic infestations like fleas or worms
  • Skin conditions and allergies
  • Toxin ingestion
  • Paw or nail issues
  • Collapse or lethargy
  • Abscesses
  • Urinary problems and accidents
  • Respiratory issues such as coughing or sneezing
  • Anal gland issues
  • Decreased appetite
  • Reactions such as hives or swelling
  • End-of-life care and euthanasia
  • Oral health concerns like bad breath
  • Fever
  • Constipation
  • And more!

Comprehensive Care When You Need It Most

Our facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools, including blood work, x-rays, ultrasound, and an in-house pharmacy. This allows us to promptly diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, ensuring your pet receives the care they need without delay. Should your pet require 24-hour critical nursing care or more advanced treatments, we will stabilize them before making any necessary referrals to specialty hospitals.

Drop-off Appointments for Your Convenience

Understanding that life can be hectic, we offer drop-off appointments for urgent care services. If your pet needs immediate attention but you’re unable to make a standard appointment, simply call our team ahead of time to let us know you’ll be dropping off your furry friend. Our dedicated veterinarians and nurses will prioritize their care, ensuring they receive the attention they need in a timely manner.

For more information about drop-off appointments, please visit this page.

After-Hours Urgent Care

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

  • VSS West
    7770 Winghaven Blvd.
    O’Fallon, MO 63368
  • Animal Emergency Clinic
    334 Fort Zumwalt Square
    O’Fallon, MO 63366
  • Pet Urgent Care of St. Peters
    5913 Mexico Rd.
    St. Peters, MO 63376

How to Get Your Pet Seen in an Urgent Situation

We prioritize the health and well-being of your pet. Please call ahead, as patients will be triaged based on their symptoms and conditions, with critical cases taking precedence.

Cost of Urgent Care Services

The exam fee for urgent care starts at $68 and is due at the time of service. Additional service and treatment pricing may vary.

Payment Options

We accept credit cards, debit cards, Care Credit, Scratch Pay, cash, and checks. Payment is due at the time of service.

Insurance Coverage

Coverage for urgent care visits may vary depending on your pet insurance provider. We recommend contacting your insurance company for specific details regarding coverage and reimbursement.

Continued Care and Follow-Up

Outpatient cases will be instructed to schedule any rechecks or follow-up care with their primary care veterinarian. We will provide an invoice outlining the diagnostic testing and treatments performed during your visit. We are happy to send over all patient exam notes and diagnostic testing results once completed at your request.

Urgent Care at Family Vet Lake St. Louis

At Family Vet Lake St. Louis, your pet’s health and well-being are our top priorities. If you have any questions about our urgent care services or need assistance with your pet’s medical needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our compassionate team is here to provide the highest quality care for your furry family member, whenever they need it.