Urgent Care


What is Urgent care?

At Shamrock Animal Hospital, we understand that emergencies don’t wait for business hours. That’s why we offer Urgent Care and Same-Day Sick Appointments. Whether it’s an unexpected illness or injury, our team is readyto provide swift, compassionate care to your animal companions.

How It Works

  1. Call Us First: Urgent care is by appointment only. Call us at (651) 423-3565 as soon as you notice your pet needs urgent attention.
  2. Swift Scheduling: Our dedicated staff will get your pet the first available spot.
  3. No Walk-Ins: To ensure the best care, we do not accept walk-ins for urgent care services.

Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care

Urgent care situations

emergency care situations

  • Mild to moderate vomiting or diarrhea
  • Minor injuries or lacerations
  • Persistent coughing or sneezing
  • Sudden changes in behavior (lethargy, decreased appetite)
  • Ear infections
  • Eye infections or minor eye injuries
  • Sudden limping or difficulty walking
  • Skin infections or rashes
  • Minor allergic reactions (itching, mild swelling)
  • Mild fever or signs of infection
  • Severe trauma (e.g., hit by a car, deep wounds)
  • Unconsciousness or collapse
  • Difficulty breathing or choking
  • Seizures
  • Ingestion of toxic substances
  • Severe allergic reactions (swelling, hives, difficulty breathing)
  • Continuous bleeding that doesn't stop
  • Suspected broken bones
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea with blood
  • Paralysis or inability to move

What to Do:

  • For Urgent Care: Call us at (651) 423-3565 to schedule the next available appointment. Remember, urgent care is by appointment only—no walk-ins.
  • For Emergency Care: If your pet is experiencing an emergency, seek immediate veterinary attention at the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

At Shamrock Animal Hospital, we strive to provide timely and compassionate care for all your pet’s health needs. Whether it’s urgent or an emergency, we’re here to support you and your furry friends with the best possible care.

Not Urgent? When to Schedule a Wellness Visit

While we aim to address urgent needs, some situations are best handled during a Standard Wellness Visit. These include:

  • Routine Check-Ups: Regular health assessments to monitor your pet's overall well-being.
  • Vaccinations: Keeping your pet up-to-date on necessary vaccines.
  • Preventive Care: Dental cleanings, parasite prevention, and diet consultations.
  • Non-Urgent Health Concerns: Behavioral consultations, mild allergies, and minor skin issues.
  • Health Monitoring: Managing chronic conditions or age-related health checks.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to provide comprehensive wellness care, ensuring your pet leads a long and healthy life.

Urgent and Same-Day Appointments

Call us today at (651) 423-3565 to schedule an urgent or same-day appointment. We're here to help!