Emergency Services


Services When They Are Needed Most

At Critter Critter Doctor Animal Hospital, we strive to see every patient when they need care and will do our best to accomodate same-day appointments. However, there may be limitations in the treatment we are available to provide and in these times, a staff member will do their best to direct you to resources for emergency patient care. 

Medical emergencies can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. For Kirkland area veterinary emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facilities:

BluePearl, Kirkland, WA, Seattle Veterinary Specialists

Phone: (425) 823-9111
Fax: (425) 251-1652
Address: 11814 115th Ave NE, Bldg J, Kirkland, WA 98034

Animal Emergency and Specialty (AES)

Phone: 425-827-8727
Fax: 425.822.9912
Address: 12305 120th Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Animal Medical Center (AMC)

Phone: 206-204-3366
Fax: 206-204-3858
Address: 17518 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155


When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

Caring for pets and their people.

At Critter Doctor Animal Hospital, expect exceptional care and service for your furry friends.



11828 Slater Ave NE
Kirkland, WA 98034
Click here for directions.


Mon-Fri: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Sun: Closed

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