After Hours Emergency Care

Pet Emergency Care

Medical Lake Veterinary Hospital offers quality emergency care during regular business hours.

Emergency Care Hours

Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 5:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Call Ahead

(509) 299-3675

While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you are able to do so safely, it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival.

In certain circumstances, or for more severe situations, we may direct you to the nearest 24/7 facility.

Emergency Care

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid or difficulty breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Not eating or drinking for more than two days
  • Choking
  • Bloating
  • Fall from a height
  • Difficulty giving birth
  • Serious trauma
  • Excessive or hard-to-control bleeding

Additional Resources

If your pet has an emergency outside of our business hours, we recommend the following veterinary hospital(s):

PET Emergency Clinic & Referral Center
24 hours day, 7 days a week
(509) 326-6670

Animal Emergency Clinic
6pm-8am Monday-Friday & 24 hours on weekends
(509) 535-8743

Washington State University
College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Farm animal and small animal after-hours care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
(509) 335-0711

If you think your pet may have eaten something toxic:

Immediately call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center‘s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.

What's Next

  • 1

    Call us or schedule an appointment online.

  • 2

    Meet with a doctor for an initial exam.

  • 3

    Put a plan together for your pet.