Urgent Care

Gill Bright Animal Hospital is excited to offer Urgent Care services for pets in need! We take care of any sick pet or injured pet that cannot wait until the next day for care. 

Urgent Care hours: 

Saturday: 12:00pm – 8:00pm 

Gill Bright Animal Hospital Urgent Care provides veterinary services for a variety of conditions, illnesses, and injuries found in our pet patients. We have emergency-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.  

We are not currently a 24-hour facility, and we may need pet parents to transfer their pets to our recommended overnight emergency hospital, Pet Emergency Clinic

We do not do routine dental work during urgent care hours but can get you scheduled with our dentist in the following days.

We will provide humane euthanasia in a caring and compassionate manner when needed. However, we will not perform convenient euthanasia on patients who do not have a medical or behavioral problem. 

Outpatient cases will be instructed to schedule any rechecks or follow-up care with their primary care veterinarian. All patient exam notes and diagnostic test results will be sent back to the primary care veterinarian in a timely fashion.   

Our urgent care services aim to complement the healthcare services available in our community and provide support to our local emergency hospital.  

What to Expect on Arrival 

You will be greeted by our patient care coordinator in the lobby.  If your pet is unstable or critical, a nurse will be called to triage and assess your pet. We will obtain personal information and patient information.  A treatment authorization form will need to be signed to proceed.  A deposit for the exam fee will be taken.     

In the event your pet is critical or needs resuscitation, the nurse will take your pet directly to the treatment area to start life-saving measures.  This may include, starting oxygen, placing an IV catheter, starting fluid therapy, or warming support. You will be escorted to an exam room to gather more information by our staff, and you will be unable to accompany your pet to the treatment room. Once the doctor has examined the patient, they will meet you in the exam room to discuss the next steps.    

If your pet is stable, and has non-life-threatening conditions, you will be added to the waitlist in the order you have arrived.  Our staff will work diligently to see your pet in a timely manner, as we understand the stress a sick pet can cause.