After Hours Emergency Services

 

After Hours Emergency Services

Veterinary emergencies may occur at any time, day or night. Rest assured that you will ALWAYS be able to consult with a veterinary professional 24/7. We partner with Veterinary Medical Center, in Ludington and Parkdale Animal Hospital, in Manistee, as well as, two 24 hour care facilities: Bay Area Pet Hospital in Traverse City and Animal Emergency Hospital in Grand Rapids.

For after-hours urgent care, here are the steps to take:

  • Please call 231-845-7719 where you will be directed to our answering service, GuardianVets.
    • GuardianVets is staffed by veterinary professionals who will discuss the problems your pet is experiencing. They will help you determine if this is an emergency or something that can wait until regular office hours.
  • If together, you and the GuardianVets team feel that it is safe to wait until regular office hours, please call our office the next business day for an appointment.
  • If together, you and the GuardianVets team feel that your pet should be seen on emergency:
    • Monday through Thursday, after regular business hours until 10:00 PM, GuardianVets will assist you in contacting a veterinarian from Animal Hospital of Ludington, Veterinary Medical Center, or Parkdale Animal Hospital.
    • Starting Friday at 5:00 p.m. through Monday morning at 9:00 a.m. or a holiday, GuardianVets will assist you in contacting one of the 24 hour care facilities in Traverse City or Grand Rapids.

You are not alone in your emergency situation. Please understand that emergency veterinary care is ALWAYS available to you when you need it. However, this care may occur at one of the 24-hour care facilities depending on when the emergency occurs or the severity of the situation.

  • What our clients have to say…

    • Heather Lange

      They took great care of my dogs my 1 1/2 yr old mix got fixed and I was nervous they didn’t mind me keep calling to ask questions and was great with our German Shepard will always use them and they are affordable

    • Jen Ely

      We've been taking our dogs here for the least 10+ years and they are compassionate and caring with our pets and very informative when special care is needed. Truly grateful they are our vet.

    • Julee Rae Sarto

      The staff and Doctors are absolutely wonderful! They are going through a tough time with us and have the upmost compassion and technical ability to make this better. I commend them all. Thank you for dealing with my tears and helping with Fred.

    • Venisa Peterson

      they took wonderful care with my puppy and explained everything

    • Rebecca Makowski

      I’ve experienced nothing but excellent care from Dr. Deines and Dr. Paxton and staff. From emergency visits to routine care and end of life decisions, they’ve been compassionate and trustworthy at every step. Any questions I’ve had, they discuss with me and make sure I understand. I highly recommend choosing their team to trust with your loved ones.

    • Renee Bernardi

      A big thank you to Dr. Paxton for agreeing to be Tessa’s new vet and participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. We moved to Michigan from Indiana just over 2 years ago and have been struggling to find a vet willing to participate which meant driving 3 1/2 hours each way once a year to our former vet. Dr. Paxton and his staff are wonderful. So glad I can finally say I have a vet I can trust my fur babies with.

    • Jacklyn Osgood

      Dr.'s Paxton and all the employees are professionals. Your furry friends will be getting excellent care. Totally recommend.