Urgent and Convenient Care

Medical care for dogs and cats with non-life-threatening conditions

When to Choose Urgent and Convenient Care

The Urgent and Convenient Care service is for those occasions when you want your dog or cat to be seen that day for a concern that is not life-threatening, and your primary veterinarian is not available to see your pet.

We can provide a same-day appointment. After your appointment with us, we will send information about the visit to your primary veterinarian. Any follow-up care needs will be handled by your primary veterinarian.

Below are examples of concerns that are appropriate for the Urgent and Convenient Care service.

Accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association

Veterinary Medicine South Clinic is accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). This is a symbol that we not only care for the health of an animal, we care for the overall wellness of each patient that enters our care and we strive to give them high-quality medical care.

The Urgent and Convenient Care service has also earned designation as a Cat Friendly Practice – Gold.

Cat Friendly Practice-Gold certification logo

Established by the American Association of Feline Practitioners and the International Society for Feline Medicine, the Cat Friendly Practice Program is a global initiative designed to elevate care for cats by enhancing the environment and experience, as well as reducing stress for the cat, caregiver, and the entire veterinary team.

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Service Hours: Mon-Thu, 10 am to 6 pm

2100 South Goodwin Avenue, Urbana

Urgent and Convenient Care

Can address the following sorts of concerns with your dog or cat. Here are some examples:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Trouble walking or lameness
  • Wounds, cuts, and lacerations
  • Skin and ear problems, such as itchiness or sores
  • Seizures, if the pet is able to walk and is not currently having a seizure
  • Urinary problems
  • Coughing/sneezing
  • Suspected allergic reactions
  • Eye conditions
  • Minor bleeding from nose or mouth

Urgent & Convenient Care Doctors

Canaan Shores – DVM



Carrie Palmer – CVT