Urgent Care

Pet Urgent Care and Emergency Care in Keller, TX

It’s not always easy to tell when a pet is sick, injured, or just not feeling like themselves. If you’re unsure about the seriousness of your pet’s condition but think they should see a veterinarian sooner than later, VO Vets is available during regular business hours for walk-in pet urgent care appointments. We can also provide emergency care if needed or recommend your pet to a local ER for overnight treatment and monitoring.

Call us at 682.350.8890 if you have questions or concerns about your pet!

In Case of An Emergency

Dr. Russell is passionate about emergency care and providing comfortable, thorough treatment to every pet. With years of experience in surgery and emergency care, Dr. Russell is dedicated to seeing your pet all the way to full health and making sure they get to continue enjoying a healthy, happy life with you.

If you’re worried about your pet during our regular hours, call VO Vets at 682.350.8890.

Our Hospital Hours:
Mon – Sun  8 am – 7 pm

We understand how stressful emergencies can be, which is why we’ll do everything we can to address your pet’s needs and put you at ease.

Signs Your Pet Might Need Urgent Care

To determine whether your pet should see a vet right away, review the signs listed below.

Changes in Eating Habits

Any changes in your pet’s normal eating habits should be brought to the attention of your veterinarian. There are many potential factors that can result in a change in your pet’s eating habits, and it’s important to find out why if the change persists. An exam and discussion of your pet’s behaviors at home can help us determine the problem and find a suitable treatment.

Excessive Drinking

Our pets will generally drink more water when the weather is hot, but there can be other reasons for an increase in drinking. Excessive thirst can be a sign of a deeper medical issue, like diabetes or kidney disease, and should be addressed with your veterinarian as soon as possible.

Difficulty Breathing or Irregular Breathing

Panting after playtime or rigorous exercise is normal for your pet, but if they seem to be breathing abnormally (labored breathing, shallow breathing, wheezing) for no discernible reason, you should contact our hospital right away so we can find the cause and make sure your pet gets the care they need.


Persistent lethargy, characterized by a lack of energy and no interest in doing the things they usually love, could be a sign that your pet is sick or in pain. A brief period of lethargy may be due to fatigue from anxiety or rigorous activity, but if it continues, you should contact your vet.


If your pet vomits once and doesn’t vomit again, there usually isn’t a reason to be concerned. But if the vomiting persists, we recommend contacting us right away. Persistent vomiting could be a sign of something serious, such as an ingested foreign body, ingestion of a poison, or a disease of the gastrointestinal tract.

Abnormal Stools

Changes in your pet’s stool, such as abnormal coloration, texture, blood, and frequency, could indicate a medical problem. Excessive diarrhea can lead to dehydration in your pet and be a sign of disease or poisoning. Constipation might be due to a gastrointestinal disorder. Regardless of which problem your pet is having, a visit to the vet is warranted.

Skin Issues

Dogs and cats are no strangers to skin disorders, which manifest in various ways. Redness, inflammation, scaly patches, dandruff, and a dull coat are all indicators of a skin problem. While skin issues are not life-threatening, they can get worse and cause more discomfort for your pet.

Squinting, Bleeding, or Swelling of the Eyes

If one of your pet’s eyes appears squinty and red, it could be due to an irritant or infection. If both eyes appear to be affected, it could be an allergy or other health problem. Your pet’s eyes are fragile and should be treated as soon as possible if they show signs of irritation or injury.

Sudden Behavior Changes

A sudden change in your pet’s behavior that tends toward the negative (lethargy, aggressiveness, hunched posture, shaking of the head, listlessness) should be addressed by your veterinarian sooner than later. Our team can help you figure out the cause of your pet’s change in behavior, which could be due to any number of factors, including a medical issue.


VO Vets partners with Creekside Pet Care Center so we can be there for you and your pet at all times. In the event of an emergency outside of our hospital hours, please refer to Creekside Pet Care Center.

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