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Veterinary Urgent Care

If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please contact one of the emergency animal hospitals listed below. For urgent care for non-life-threatening conditions, contact A-Animal Clinic & Boarding Kennel to make an appointment - we will make every effort to see you. 

24/7 Emergency Animal Hospitals in the Fort Worth Area

The following hospitals in our area can provide immediate treatment and care for emergencies.

Veterinary Emergency Group Camp Bowie

Fort Worth, TX | Map + Directions

Call: (325) 484-4240

Fort Worth Animal Emergency Hospital

Fort Worth, TX | Map + Directions 

Call: (817) 263-2900


Fort Worth, TX | Map + Directions 

Call: (817) 731-3733

Urgent Care by Appointment at A-Animal Clinic & Boarding Kennel

Urgent care is different from emergency veterinary care in that it addresses serious but non-life-threatening conditions.

A-Animal Clinic & Boarding Kennel is not an emergency veterinary clinic. Our team can accommodate urgent cases when capacity allows by appointment only.

We will discuss your pet's condition with you and determine whether to book an appointment or refer you to one of the emergency veterinary clinics listed on this page for more immediate care.

Conditions Requiring Urgent Veterinary Care

As mentioned above, urgent veterinary care is for the treatment of serious but non-life-threatening injuries and conditions. These conditions are often less expensive and quicker to treat than medical emergencies.

Conditions in which urgent care is needed may include:

  • Abscesses
  • Anal gland issues
  • Limping or mild lameness
  • Difficulty walking
  • Ear or eye infections
  • Minor wounds & lacerations
  • Not eating or drinking
  • Vaccine reactions
  • Skin allergies
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Urinary tract issues
  • Minor vomiting or diarrhea

How can I tell if my pet needs emergency care?

An emergency is a serious, life-threatening condition that requires immediate care.

The following situations are examples of emergencies:

  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
  • Fractured bones or severe lameness
  • Seizures and/or staggering
  • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
  • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
  • Injuries to the eye(s)
  • Ingestion of something poisonous
  • Heat stress or heatstroke
  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • Unconsciousness

How to Handle a Pet Emergency

In an emergency, time is of the essence. Get your pet treatment as soon as possible. Each emergency situation is unique and unpredictable. Within reason, try to do the following:

Remain Calm

Take a deep breath. Emergencies can be scary and overwhelming, but remaining calm will help you react more efficiently and rationally.

Assess the Situation

Take a moment to absorb the condition of your pet and any symptoms you notice. Handle your pet carefully; animals that are afraid or in pain may react with aggression to those trying to help.

Call Ahead if You Can

If possible, call one of the emergency animal hospitals listed on this page to let them know you are on the way.

Follow Instructions Provided

If you call ahead, the emergency team may provide instructions to help you apply first aid or stabilize your pet for travel. Follow these instructions carefully.

Travel Safely

Stay alert and calm while driving to the emergency vet. Remember that your pet's health depends on your ability to get them safely to the animal hospital.

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New Patients Welcome

We're accepting new patients at A-Animal Clinic & Boarding Kennel! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals in Fort Worth. Get in touch today to schedule your pet's first appointment.

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