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Urgent Care and Emergency

Urgent Care and Emergency

  • Existing Clients with an Urgent Care Need Call First for Same Day Scheduling.

  • Non-Client Pets are Treated On a Space Available Basis.

Pet emergencies and suddenly arising urgent conditions should be dealt with quickly. Whether an emergency or urgent condition our team at Santa Monica Pet Medical Center is ready to assist you. Call us first to describe your pets problem, and we will help guide you to appropriate care. We treat most urgent care conditions described below. If your pet is determined to need emergency treatment likely resulting in overnight care or the services of a specialist, we will refer you to a nearby 24-hour emergency and critical care facility.


​​​​​​​Urgent Care vs. Emergency. What's the Difference?

​​​​​​​Urgent & Sick Pet Care Conditions:

  • Limping
  • Vomiting/diarrhea
  • Sudden pain
  • Cannabis ingestion
  • Chocolate ingestion
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Severe ear infections
  • Lacerations and bite wounds
  • Eye infection/irritations
  • Skin infections
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Severe cough
  • Lethargy/fatigue (sudden onset)

​​​​​​​URGENT CARE APPOINTMENT INFORMATION. For urgent but not life-threatening conditions, we will work to get you scheduled as soon as possible. For existing clients, we may request your pet be dropped off rather than schedule an exact appointment time. We prioritize urgent care space for existing clients, but also welcome new clients on a space available basis. Non-clients must fill out the new client intake form before we schedule an appointment window. Vaccines are never administered during an urgent care visit. Please always call first. No walk-ins!

​​​​​​​New Client Form

    Seek Emergency Care if Any of the Following Apply:

    • Lethargy and refusing food or water for more than 24 hours
    • Experienced blunt force trauma e.g. hit by car or fall from a height
    • Unconscious/Unresponsive
    • Vomiting blood or has significant blood in urine or feces
    • Experiencing inability to urinate
    • Experienced seizure or heatstroke
    • Actively seizing
    • Experiencing sudden loss of motor control
    • Experienced eye trauma e.g. puncture
    • Ingested a toxic substance such as a household cleaner or pest poison
    • Exhibiting signs of extreme pain such as shaking, refusal to socialize, and vocalizing
    • Disorientation and/or bumping into surroundings
    • Experiencing profuse bleeding
    • Experiencing difficulty breathing

    Office Hours:

    Monday - Saturday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
    We are closed on Sunday.

    After-Hours Emergencies

    For after-hour emergencies, please contact:

    Animal Surgical & Emergency Center

    Phone: (310) 473-1561
    1535 South Sepulveda Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

    ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital

    Phone: (310) 558-6100
    9599 Jefferson Blvd.
    Culver City, CA 90232

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