Urgent Care

Operating as an extension of the primary care veterinarian’s practice, VCA Southwest Freeway Animal Hospital provides our referring veterinarians with access to a wealth of state-ofthe-art, sophisticated resources. All information is provided in a timely manner and in an environment where collaboration between pet parents, their primary care veterinarian, along with VCA Southwest Freeway Animal Hospital’s team of veterinarians and technicians is highly encouraged.

Our doctors work as a partner with our referring veterinarians, not just accepting referral cases, but also by providing consultations, giving opinions, and offering advice when asked. We combine the most advanced care with unparalleled bedside manners to provide the highest quality care available for our patients.

Our mission is to support and collaborate with your family veterinarian to ensure the best possible outcome for your pet. We are proud to be a part of VCA, an integrated network of specialized hospitals across the nation.

Urgent Care Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Urgent Care appointments are offered during our open hours.

Some conditions that require a visit include:

  • Allergic Reactions (Hives/Facial Swelling)
  • Blood in Urine / Stool
  • Difficulty Urinating /Defecating
  • Foreign Body Ingestion
  • Vomiting / Diarrhea
  • Toxin Ingestion
  • Coughing w/out distress
  • Active seizures or multiple seizures in 24 hour period
  • Short Term Hospitalization (<12hrs)
  • Lacerations, Abscesses, & Wounds
  • Lameness / Difficulty Walking
  • Severe Trauma
  • Profuse bleeding from any wound
  • Snake bite
  • Persistent non-productive retching
  • Minor Orthopedic Injury
  • Minor Surgeries
  • Chronic Illness with Acute Change
  • Torn / Broken Toenails
  • Euthanasia

Some conditions may require us to stabilize and then refer you and your pet to an emergency or specialty hospital for advanced care.

Urgent Care services are medical care provided for illnesses or injuries which require prompt attention but are typically not of such seriousness as to require the services of an emergency room.

Examples of veterinary Urgent Care are:


  • Coughing
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive Drinking
  • Fever
  • Poison/Toxic Ingestion
  • Allergies
  • Urinary Tract Issues
  • Vomiting


  • Abscesses
  • Pain
  • Cuts And Scrapes
  • Fracture Assessment
  • Limping
  • Post-Op Incisions
  • Pain Management

Or just not doing well:

  • Ear Infections
  • End Of Life Care
  • Hiding Or Whining
  • Hives Or Swelling
  • Lumps And Bumps
  • Parasites
  • Snake Bites
  • Adverse Reactions

For more complex or life-threatening issues, we will work to stabilize your pet and provide assistance in getting your pet transferred to an emergency facility for further treatment or overnight care.

We hope that this available service in our local community will provide improved access to veterinary care for you and your pet when needed.

If your dog or cat is experiencing an urgent health issue that cannot wait for the next available appointment with their veterinarian, please call us at 281-491-8387.

If you are not a current client of VCA Southwest Freeway Animal Hospital, we will be available for your pet. Please be prepared to provide as much health history as possible during your visit. Although not necessary, it does assist our team in creating a treatment plan.