Saturday Urgent Care

Affordable Urgent Care Services for Non-Emergent Care

Appointment Only: Providing Urgent Care for Your Pet’s Needs

At Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital, we understand that your pet’s health is a top priority, even during weekends and holidays. That’s why, in addition to our 24-hour emergency service, we are now introducing (on a trial basis) weekend urgent care appointments. This initiative aims to alleviate wait times in the ER while providing an extra option for pet parents, ensuring that your furry family member receives prompt attention when they need it most.

Emergency vs. Urgent Care 

Understanding the difference between emergency and urgent care in veterinary medicine is crucial for providing the appropriate level of care for your pet’s condition.

Emergency Care

Emergency care is reserved for Priority 1 and Priority 2 patients, where survival is possible if immediate life-saving measures are applied. Examples of conditions requiring emergency care include:

  • Bloat (GDV)

  • Active seizures

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Urinary tract blockage

  • Heat stroke

  • Collapse

  • Allergic reactions

  • Vehicular accidents

  • Poisoning

Urgent Care

Urgent care is provided for Priority 3 patients who have non-life-threatening conditions but would benefit from treatment to improve comfort and healing time. Examples of conditions suitable for urgent care include:

  • Skin conditions

  • Ear Infections

  • Lameness/Limping

  • Abscess

  • Minor wounds

  • Sore eyes/ears

  • Eye Discharge & Squinting

  • Chronic diseases

How it Works

At Points East VSH Weekend Urgent Care, our primary goal is to ensure the well-being of your pet. If it is determined that emergency care is the correct fit for your pet’s condition during their urgent care appointment, we will facilitate a smooth transfer to our emergency service located in the same building.

Exam Fee Structure

We understand that unexpected veterinary expenses can be concerning. To ensure simplicity and ease for our clients, we have established the following payment structure for transfers from urgent care to emergency service:

Transfer Fee: $50

In the event of a transfer to the emergency service, the client will only be responsible for paying the transfer fee of $50. This ensures that your pet receives the necessary care without financial burden. This ensures that our clients are not penalized for choosing the wrong service. The $50 covers the difference between the ER Exam Fee and the Urgent Care Exam fee.


Why Choose Points East Veterinary Specialty Hospital?

  • Experienced Veterinarians: Our team of skilled veterinarians is equipped to handle a wide range of urgent pet care needs.
  • Compassionate Care: We understand that emergencies can be stressful, and we strive to provide compassionate care for both pets and their owners.
  • State-of-the-Art Facility: Our modern facility is equipped with advanced technology to provide comprehensive care for your pet.
  • Appointment Only: By offering appointment-only services for Priority 3 patients, we ensure minimal wait times and focused attention on your pet’s needs.


Contact Us

If you have any questions about our transfer process or need to schedule an urgent care appointment for your pet, please don’t hesitate to contact Points East VSH Weekend Urgent Care. We’re here to provide prompt and compassionate care for your furry family member.


Contact The Office

PHONE: (252) 991-6560
FAX: (252) 557-3487
EMAIL: [email protected]

Office Location

5702 Grover Lane
Sims, NC 27880


We are open 24 hours a day for Emergency Care.

Tuesday – Friday: 8am – 5pm (By Appointment Only)

Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm (By Appointment Only)