During our regular clinic hours, our veterinarians provide urgent care for non-life-threatening health concerns of Tucson pets. For life-threatening emergencies, please contact the emergency animal hospital linked below.

Daytime Urgent Veterinary Care in Tucson

Spanish Trail Pet Clinic

(520) 722-2771  

  • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed

After Hours Veterinary Emergencies

Is your pet experiencing an emergency after our regular business hours? Please contact one of these emergency veterinary hospitals:

Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center

Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Tuscon, AZ | Map

Call: (520) 888-3177

Veterinary Specialty Center of Tucson


Tuscon, AZ | Map

Call: (520) 795-9955

Veterinary Urgent & Emergency Care

If your pet is displaying any symptoms or behaviors that give you cause for concern, contact our office right away, or visit the after-hours emergency pet hospital location listed above.

While emergency animal hospitals are equipped to provide care for serious and life-threatening issues, our team at Spanish Trail Pet Clinic cares for urgent, same-day issues that are not life-threatening. Animals are our passion, and we are proud to provide quality medical care when your pet needs us. 

Steps to Take In An Urgent Care Situation

If your pet is in need of urgent care, follow these steps:

  • Call Ahead - Call us right away during regular business hours to book an urgent care appointment for your pet. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call the hospital, you may receive instructions to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Stay calm and be extra cautious around your pet. When an animal is in pain, they may react negatively towards anyone trying to help and may scratch or bite even those that they know and love.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Your safety is of the utmost importance! Do not put yourself at risk while bringing your pet to our Tucson veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Vet Urgent Care FAQs

Review our most frequently asked questions to find out more about bringing your pet in for an urgent care appointment at Spanish Trail Pet Clinic

  • What is the difference between urgent care and emergency care?

    While serious and life-threatening issues are addressed in emergency departments, pet owners can bring their animals to Spanish Trail Pet Clinic for urgent care.

    We address the urgent health issues of pets that should be treated same-day but which are not life-threatening.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Yes, at Spanish Trail Pet Clinic we provide urgent care by appointment only.

    Contact us in advance to provide us with details of your pet's medical issue and to make an appointment. Our veterinary team will do all we can to provide you with a same-day appointment. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency pet hospital detailed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see urgent care cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 01:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What situations require urgent veterinary care?

    If you are unsure of whether your pet's health concern is an urgent care or emergency situation please call our office for help.

    The following situations are examples of urgent medical issues that we handle at Spanish Trail Pet Clinic:

    • Pain and anxiety
    • Coughing
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth or rectum
    • Blood in vomit, urine or feces
    • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
    • Limping
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces (constipation)
    • Pain associated with urinating or passing feces 
    • Inappetance or refusal to eat
    • Bad breath
    • Urinary problems/accidents
    • Fever
  • When should I call an emergency animal hospital?

    Emergency veterinary clinics focus on providing care for pets experiencing potentially life threatening health issues. Examples of emergency situations include:

    • Severe bleeding
    • Choking
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Fractured bones
    • Seizures
    • Severe vomiting past 3 days
    • Injury to eyes
    • Ingestion of something poisonous
    • Heatstroke or heat stress 
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Tucson animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—the number of patients we see each day can be unpredictable but we will do all we can to provide you with a same-day appointment for your pet. 

    Contact us right away to speak to our staff about your pet's health concern and to book an appointment.

    If we are unable to fit an urgent care appointment into our vet's schedule, we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. In these cases, our vets will refer you to the 24/7 emergency pet hospital location listed above.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our urgent care veterinarians proudly care for cats and dogs from across the Tucson area. 

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