Pet Urgent Care

The staff here at RVCSC recognizes the needs of our community, and we are excited to announce that we are now offering urgent care appointments.

These services will be offered Monday – Thursday from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm, Friday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, and closed Sundays. We will still be offering emergency appointments on a case-by-case basis, Monday – Saturday.

We do ask for clients or referring veterinarians to call ahead whenever possible. We will be able to accommodate:

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    • Allergic reactions
    • Porcupine quills
    • Asthma
    • Bite wounds
    • Lacerations
    • Skin issues
    • Blood in urine or stool
    • Coughing (without respiratory distress)
    • Tick-born diseases
    • Vomiting
    • Ear infections
    • End-of-life assessments/euthanasia
    • Seizures
    • Eye infections
    • Lethargy
    • Abnormal gait
    • Dehydration
    • Loss of appetite, etc.

    If we suspect a pet may require overnight hospitalization, we may refer you to a 24-hour facility.

    Pet Poison Hotline

    If your pet has ingested any foreign substance, we recommend calling The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 immediately. They will be able to assist you immediately and provide a recommendation on the level of care that your pet needs.

    *Fee applies

    If you do need further assistance, please call us at  802-773-2779  or see the emergency locations below if it is after our regular business hours.

    Recognizing an Emergency

    Just as with any condition, a quick prognosis is ideal for positive, healthy outcomes. If ever you think your pet needs medical care, don’t hesitate to call us at 802-773-2779. You’ll always be able to talk with a trained professional who will help determine whether or not your pet needs to be seen.

      Emergent Veterinary Care

      • Severe bleeding
      • Choking or difficulty breathing
      • Inability to urinate or defecate
      • Ingestion of a known toxin
      • Heatstroke or hypothermia
      • Seizures
      • Lameness
      • Eye injury
      • Encounter with a wild animal
      • Trauma injury, such as being hit by a car or falling from a great height
      • Bleeding from the nose, mouth, or rectum
      • Suspected fractures
      • Persistent vomiting or diarrhea
      • Labor lasting longer than an hour

      If possible, please call us before you bring your pet in. This helps us be prepared for your visit so we can serve you promptly.