Golden Retriever dog recovering from foot surgery while wearing an Elizabethan collar in the shape of a cone for protection

Urgent Care

Urgent Care Services for Pets at Westfield Veterinary Hospital

At Westfield Veterinary Hospital, we understand that emergencies can happen at any time, which is why we offer specialized Urgent Care services for pets in need. Our dedicated team is here to provide prompt and compassionate care for your furry family members when they require immediate attention.

Urgent Care Hours:

Saturday & Sunday: 8am – 8pm

Conditions We Treat, Including but Not Limited To:

  • Bite wounds or lacerations
  • Ear and eye problems
  • Digestive issues such as vomiting or diarrhea
  • Limping and mobility issues
  • Fleas, worms, and other parasites
  • Allergies and skin problems
  • Toxic ingestions
  • Paw or nail injuries
  • Collapse or lethargy
  • Urinary problems
  • Respiratory issues
  • And more!

Comprehensive Care When You Need It Most

Our facility is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools, including blood work, x-rays, 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.

After-Hours Urgent Care

If your pet is experiencing an urgent medical issue after hours, please contact the emergency hospital nearby listed below.

Iowa Veterinary Specialties
6110 Creston Ave
Des Moines, IA 50321

Appointment Process

While walk-ins are welcome, we encourage pet owners to call ahead to be added to our waitlist. Patients will be prioritized based on the severity of their condition, ensuring that those in urgent need receive immediate attention.

Cost of Urgent Care

The urgent care exam fee is $130, payable at the time of service. Additional treatment costs may vary depending on the specific needs of your pet.

Payment Options

We accept credit cards, debit cards, Care Credit, and ScratchPay for payment. All fees are due at the time of service.

Insurance Coverage

Please check with your pet insurance provider to determine coverage for urgent care visits. Payment is required at the time of service, and you can coordinate reimbursement with your insurance company.

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 Westfield Veterinary Hospital

At Westfield Veterinary Hospital, 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.