Low-Cost Walk In Vet Care & Same-Day Appointments
At Low Cost Pet Vet, we see a limited number of walk-ins on Mondays – Fridays. Availability is limited!
If your pet is healthy and only needs routine preventative care such as vaccinations, wellness exams, or heartworm preventative, we require an appointment. We reserve walk-ins and same-day appointments for pets that need more urgent vet care. Priority is given to more urgent appointments and current clients. If all cases needing care are urgent, then we see walk-ins on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. We are not a walk-in clinic, so if we have too many patients needing care, we will refer to the local emergency clinic.
We may also refer urgent care patients to an emergency clinic based off of our veterinarians’ current case load, the severity of the case, or possibility of care that can only be provided by a 24/7 ER facility.
PLEASE SEE AN EMERGENCY CLINIC FOR AFTERHOURS EMERGENCIES! Depending on the nature of your emergency, your pet may not be able to wait. For example, parvo can kill a puppy in 48 hours. If your pet has been hit by a car, they could have internal bleeding. Immediate veterinary care improves your pet’s recovery, and also can be more affordable in the long run than waiting until your pet is in worse condition.
Please call us for walk-ins so we can confirm availability!!
Our office visit and comprehensive exam is $45. Further treatment and diagnostics will cost more. We do our best to work with our client’s budgets, and also offer payment plans.
Should I Go To An Emergency Vet?
If you are concerned about your pet’s condition, we always recommend visiting an emergency vet clinic near you. However, some conditions are more urgent than others. Here is a brief, non-comprehensive list of emergency appointments:
- Uncontrollable vomiting and diarrhea
- Cat that hasn’t eaten for 2 days or longer
- Urine or feces with blood
- Cat that has not urinated for 24 hours or more
- Male cat that seems to be in pain when attempting to urinate, or squats uncomfortably inside or outside their cat litter as if trying to urinate
- Dog or cat hit by a car
- Serious cuts or bleeding injuries
- Eye injury
- Dry heaving/vomiting – continues after removing food/water
- Dog straining to urinate/hasn’t urinated for over 24 hours
- Sudden prolonged seizures (more than 2 in one hour or a seizure over 5 minutes)
- Extreme pain (whimpering or other vocal noises, panting, dilated pupils)
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe blood loss
- Collapse without being able to recover or get back up
- Suddenly having difficulty getting up or walking
- Swelling/vomiting/shaking within 24 hours of vaccination or medication administered (potential allergic reaction)
This is not a comprehensive list. If in doubt, always see an emergency vet clinic! Puppies and kittens (under 6 months) and smaller pets are more at risk and need urgent care when it comes to vomiting and diarrhea.
Recommended Emergency Clinics
Dallas Animal Emergency
Address: 3337 N Fitzhugh Ave, Dallas, TX 75204
Phone: (214) 520-2222
Exam: 8am-12am, $90; Afterhours $115
Address: 2700 Lake Vista Dr, Lewisville, TX 75067
Phone: (972) 820-7099
Exam price: $140
Animal Emergency Hospital of North Texas
Address: 2700 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine, TX 76051
Phone: (817) 410-2273
Exam price: $150
Urgent Care FAQ
How much does an affordable emergency vet visit cost?
We do NOT charge extra for urgent or walk in vet care. Our office visit charge is $45. One of our experienced veterinarians will talk with you about your pet’s condition and examine your pet. We will then provide a list of recommended diagnostics and treatment in a care plan, which includes the price breakdown for each service as well.
Depending on your pet’s condition, the recommended care plan can vary quite a bit in price. For example, our typical cost for a puppy with parvo’s care, which includes a parvo test, IV fluids, medications, and other services depending on your pet’s condition, averages around $300 – $400. However, if your pet requires surgery, that could be a far more expensive care plan.
We always let you know about all recommended services, with a price breakdown ahead of time. While we do our best to work with our client’s budget, we can’t guarantee how much your pet’s care will cost before our veterinarian does an exam.
We provide payment plans through Scratchpay which has helped many of our clients who could otherwise not afford their pet’s emergency care.