Urgent Care FAQs

When your pet experiences a health emergency, the veterinary professionals at Animal Medical Center in Lubbock, TX are ready to assist you. As pet owners ourselves, we understand how stressful it can be for your pet to experience an emergency. Learning the warning signs of a pet emergency, when to contact our veterinarian, and what to expect during a visit to our animal hospital are all important steps in providing your pet with the best possible care.


What are the symptoms of a pet health emergency?

One of the most common pet emergencies is difficulty breathing. If your pet is having trouble breathing, making alarming noises, or puffing their lips while breathing, they may require urgent care. Other symptoms that you watch out for include weakness, collapse, and behavioral changes. These symptoms may indicate internal issues such as poisoning, internal bleeding, cardiac compromise, and organ failure. Major trauma, such as your pet being hit by a car, also requires immediate veterinary care.

What checkup and exam services are provided during urgent care?

We provide weight evaluations, full physicals, and administer standard laboratory and blood tests. We also inspect urine, fecal, and blood samples to test for systematic issues, infections, bone disorders, and cancer.  

What conditions do you treat?

At Animal Medical Center in Lubbock, TX, we can assist with several issues including gastrointestinal distress, allergies, heatstroke, dehydration, vomiting, diarrhea, ingested objects, hypothermia, and poisoning. We can also assist your pet when experiencing difficult labor and joint damage. If your pet needs additional care due to a past wound or surgery, we are ready to help.

What are the signs of heatstroke?

Heatstroke is a precarious medical emergency that requires urgent care. The symptoms of heatstroke include weakness, staggering, bloody diarrhea, vomiting, excessive drooling, glazed eyes, excessive thirst, and heavy panting.

How should I handle pet emergencies?

When your pet gets sick or injured, you should assess their condition to determine whether they need urgent care. After that, you can call our animal hospital to make an appointment with our veterinarian or walk-in to the clinic. When you call us, you should explain the symptoms of your pet so that our staff can prepare for your pet’s arrival.

Do you accept walk-ins?

Yes!  We are here to help and accept all walk-ins whether you are a present client or not. 

Veterinarian in Lubbock, TX

For more information on our urgent care services or to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian, call Animal Medical Center today at (806) 794-4118.

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Walk-ins accepted from 8am-11:30am and 2pm-5:30pm

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7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-6:00 pm


7:30 am-12:00 pm




10209 Quaker Avenue, Lubbock, Tx . 79424

  • "AMC has been our vet for the last 28 years with personal fur babies and now going on 12 years with our Morris Mutts. We could not be here and actively savings dogs without your help and expertise. Thank you thank you"
    Sallie-Morris Safe House
  • "They have the best vets and a wonderful staff and I couldn't be happier with the quality of service and how well they take care of my dog when I take him there! Definitely check out AMC for a friendly, affordable Lubbock vet."
    Kayla B.
  • "Always receive sound judgment, veterinary advice and excellent care here. Strong & trustworthy veterinary care providers. (I can also be a bit intense & all the staff have consistently been patient and kind each visit, intense or not.)"
    Betty H.
  • "I have used AMC since 1999 with all my babies. I've brought them dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, rescues I pull off the street. They have given amazing service every visit. I also work at a local pet hotel, and when I call to check on client vaccinations, they are helpful and professional."
    Jeana D.
  • "Great doctors, friendly people and fantastic service."
    Mary W.
  • "Caring staff; knowledgeable vets"
    Virginia M.

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