Emergency Services


Services When They Are Needed Most

Medical emergencies for an adored pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your pet’s needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 veterinary emergency care in the Kirkland, Totem Lake area.

During our regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at Critter Doctor Animal Hospital in Kirkland are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

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

BluePearl, Renton, WA

(Formerly known as ACCES Renton.)
Phone: (206) 364-1660
Fax: (425) 251-1652
Address: 4208 Lind Ave SW, Renton WA 98057

BluePearl, Seattle, WA

(Formerly known as ACCES Seattle.)
Phone: (206) 364-1660
Fax: (206) 364-3667
Address: 11536 Lake City Way NE, Seattle, WA 98125

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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