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Urgent Care and Emergency

  • For existing clients with an urgent petcare need please call first. Our staff will perform an assessment and review scheduling options. We will do our best to get your pet seen quickly!

Call Now: (310) 393-8218


  • New clients needing urgent petcare are treated on a space available basis. Please call to discuss your situation with a staff member and we will do our best to provide services or direct you to an appropriate alternative provider.

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

​​​​​​​Urgent Petcare 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)

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

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. 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 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. New clients should complete the new client form to begin the process. Vaccines are never administered during an urgent care visit. Please always call first. No walk-ins!

​​​​​​​New Client Form

    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

    P9$mnb!4 none 8:00am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 6:00pm Closed