After-Hours Veterinary / Urgent Care, Grand Ledge, MI

Urgent care is considered to be medically necessary care to treat an illness or injury that would not result in further disability or death if not treated immediately, but could develop into such a situation if not treated within 24 hours. We treat a wide range of conditions, but for critical life-threatening issues, please understand that we may have to refer you to the nearest trauma center.

Veterinary urgent care is similar to the urgent care clinics that people use. We treat pets who need immediate medical attention, but whose injuries or illnesses do not require an expensive trip to the emergency room. We offer same-day appointments without additional emergency fees, and walk-ins are always welcome.

How do I know if I should seek Urgent Care Service for my pet?

Our experienced Urgent Care clinicians are highly qualified to provide out-patient care for companion animals that need to be treated right away but are not emergencies. Our convenient Urgent Care hours will provide owners peace of mind, rather than having to worry about their pet’s condition through the night or weekend, when your primary veterinarian may not be able to see them.

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Injuries and illnesses that we treat include, but are not limited, to the following:

In the event that your pet requires hospitalization in a critical care facility, we would refer you to the
MSU Veterinary Hospital, Blue Pearl or another critical care facility.

  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Urinary tract problems
  • Skin or nail problems
  • Hot spots / dermatitis
  • Lumps or bumps
  • Change in behavior (depression, anxiety, sleepiness, lethargy)
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea, constipation
  • Intestinal parasites / worms
  • Lacerations, wounds, bites or burns
  • Back or neck pain
  • Gasping / difficulty breathing
  • Trauma (e.g. hit by car, gunshot)
  • Heat exhaustion / hypothermia (extreme cold)
  • Toxin ingestion / poisoning
  • Fracture assessment and stabilization
  • Outpatient Hospice Care
  • Euthanasia
  • Chronic pain management
  • Diabetic complications
  • Seizure disorders (depending on severity)
  • Fever
  • Dehydration
  • Mouth pain
  • Major head or eye injuries
  • Neurological conditions
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Limping, swelling or lameness
  • Tick borne diseases
  • Allergic reactions
  • Nose: Runny, crusty, discharge
  • Eyes: Infections and minor injuries, swelling, discharge, redness
  • Ears: Infection, discharge, debris, odor, twitching, scratching, shaking, hematomas
  • Minor surgical services
  • Foreign body removal
  • Pyometra surgery
  • Feline urinary blockages
  • Paralysis

On-Site Diagnostics / Laboratory Services Include: 

  • Digital X-ray
  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)
  • Blood Chemistry Panel – to check organ function
  • Coagulation times – to check blood clotting abilities
  • Urinalysis
  • Fecal testing – to check for intestinal parasites
  • Skin and Ear Cytology
  • Barium study

Euthanasia Services – We have a Comfort Center that is set up as a living room, complete with candles, a water fountain, calming music and essential oils as well as a loveseat and a bed on the floor so that you and your family can spend some private time comforting your pet in their final moments.

Surgery – We are equipped to handle some surgical procedures. If we diagnose a condition that requires hospitalization or advanced surgical care, we will provide you with several options for your pet, including transfer to a 24-hour emergency hospital.

On-Site Diagnostics/Laboratory Services – Compassion 4 Paws has a full in-house laboratory and is able to perform most diagnostics while you wait.

Conditions considered to be medical emergencies that would most likely be referred to an emergency hospital include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Major blood loss
  • Broken bones
  • Internal bleeding
  • Severe diabetic complications
  • Serious burns

Communities Served

  • Eagle
  • Sunfield
  • Grand Ledge
  • Eaton Rapids
  • Pewamo / Westphalia
  • Dewitt
  • Lansing
  • St. Johns
  • East Lansing
  • Greater Lansing Area
  • Holt
  • Mason
  • Potterville
  • Dimondale
  • Ionia
  • Mulliken
  • Portland
  • Wacousta