With our busy lives, it is often hard to schedule veterinary appointments for our pets. On top of that, available appointments are often weeks out. We are quite aware of the difficulty of managing time and want to do all we can to minimize that hassle.
At Dowagiac Animal Hospital, we see patients on a walk-in basis, much like a human urgent care facility. So if your pet is not well or is injured, he or she can be seen that same day.
Of course, if your pet needs vaccines or other preventative care, you can bring them in without an appointment.
We accept complex emergency health problems and traumatic injuries during normal walk-in hours. However, outside of normal hours, we refer our clients to an after-hours facility for those needs. Veterinary medicine has become so advanced that without proper staff and equipment needed for emergency care, we would be doing your pet a disservice to treat an after-hours problem. It is now considered below the standard of care to provide emergency service unless it is a true after-hours facility!