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If you think your pet may have ingested a poisonous or dangerous substance, it could be an emergency situation for your pet’s health. Please contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center right away at (888) 426-4435.

For pet emergencies, please contact:

San Francisco Animal Medical Center
2343 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 872-1872

SAGE - San Francisco
600 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 566-0540

Urgent Veterinary Care in San Francisco

You know your pet better than anyone – and that means you know when something’s wrong with them, or just feels “off”. If your pet gets sick, is injured, or shows signs of discomfort – but doesn’t seem to be having life-threatening issues – they might be in need of urgent care.

Urgent veterinary care falls somewhere between your regular vet visits and an emergency visit. While emergency care is needed for any injury or condition that’s considered life-threatening or requires immediate hospitalization, urgent care is meant for issues that may not be life-threatening but still require that your pet be seen right away. Though not always clearly defined, an urgent care situation usually gives a pet owner the feeling that their pet’s injury or condition can’t wait for a regular vet visit.

Some examples of an urgent veterinary care situation:

  • Fever
  • Mild Dehydration
  • Ingestion of certain toxins
  • Ingestion of a foreign body (non food item, toy, etc)
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Minor wound or laceration
  • Mild lameness or limping
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Eye discharge and squinting
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Abscess
  • Back pain
  • Ear infection
  • Skin allergy
  • Reaction to vaccine
  • Anal gland problem
  • Urinary tract issue