Veterinary Urgent Care for Dogs and Cats

We are pioneering what is effectively a new category in veterinary medicine where a lot of variabilities exist in how ‘urgent care’ is defined. We’ve broken down what urgent care means to us and how we view our relationship with our clients and care partners.

Common issues we treat.

Gastrointestinal (GI)

Including general stomach upset, vomiting, diarrhea, loose stools, toxin/poison ingestion, eating non-food items, scooting from anal gland issues, blood in stool, and parasites (like worms).

Skin Problems

Including red, itchy, flaky, stinky, or otherwise abnormal skin, hot spots, chewing paws, lumps, bumps, parasites (like fleas and ticks), hair loss, ear infections, allergies and allergic reactions.


Lameness or limping, difficulty standing or walking, minor wounds, cuts and scrapes, pain, nail injuries, minor dog/cat fight or bite wounds.

Urinary Issues

Excessive drinking or urination, peeing in the house or outside the litterbox, licking of genitals, dehydration, not drinking, blood in the urine, urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Eye Issues

Squinting, redness, excessive tear production, eye discharge, or facial rubbing. Pink eye or other infections.

Respiratory Issues

Coughing, wheezing, sneezing, or excessive panting.

Other Issues

Fever, hiding, behavior change, whining, bad breath, insect bites/stings, palliative and end-of-life care, snakebites

Additionally, we evaluate anything that seems unusual or concerning but not immediately life-threatening.


We offer euthanasia services, including private or communal cremation

Bridging the gap.

In a world where pet ownership has skyrocketed and veterinary services are in high demand, Truss Vet bridges the gap between your primary care veterinarian and the 24-hour emergency/specialty hospital. We accept patients from both general practices and emergency hospitals, thus supporting the entire veterinary community (hence our name “Truss Vet”).

Partners in veterinary care services.

We are not trying to replace your primary care veterinarian. As a matter of practice, we don’t offer routine wellness services like vaccines, preventatives, and dental prophylaxis. On the other end of the spectrum, we’re also not an emergency hospital. We are not open 24 hours, we do not perform surgery, we do not manage high-acuity medical cases that require hospitalization or specialty care.

Issues we
don’t treat.

Medically unstable pets or life-threatening emergencies,
i.e., severe traumas like hit-by-car cases, animals that are collapsed and/or unconscious.

Pets and medical problems that require overnight hospitalization.

Still unsure about what Truss Vet can treat?

In terms of the types of problems we’re equipped to address, human urgent care clinics are a good analogy. If the severity of your pet’s problem seems comparable to an issue for which you would go to an urgent care, we should be equipped to address it. If we can’t treat your pet’s issue, we will help direct you to the appropriate facility. We’re here to help!