Introducing the Animal Medical Center of Seattle Urgent Care Service!

By Appointment Only

We’re here to help.

The Animal Medical Center of Seattle is excited to now offer Urgent Care services to the pet owning community! While our 24×7 Emergency Department will treat your pet for life-threatening conditions, our Urgent Care department can help pets who have non-life-threatening situations but still need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. Also, unlike our emergency services where patients are triaged based on the severity of the case, our Urgent Care service is by appointment only, which is completely scheduled on our website! Here are some common Urgent Care and Emergency examples:

Urgent Care Emergency
Vomiting – but holding down water Vomiting – not holding down anything +/- blood
Diarrhea – still eating/drinking, +/- small amount Blood Diarrhea – not eating/drinking, +/- blood
Limping Not walking
Mild cough Significant coughing, respiratory distress
Small laceration with little or no bleeding Laceration with significant or active bleeding
Allergic reaction – acting normally Collapse
Skin, Ear, eye infections Pale gums, seizures
Urinary tract infection Unable to urinate, frank blood in urine

If you are unsure if your pet should be seen at Urgent Care or by our ER service, please call us at (206) 204-3366.

*Please note that the AMCS Urgent Care service is not meant to take the place of your primary veterinarian. We do not provide vaccines, nail trims, anal gland expressions, grooming, wellness exams, health certificates, or surgeries. We also do not sell prescription pet food.

Our Urgent Care service is paperless and cash free.

We accept Visa, Discover, Mastercard, and American Express

To schedule an appointment with our Urgent Care team a $150 non-refundable exam fee will be necessary to pay when making your appointment and hold your spot (additional charges will be discussed after the veterinarian has examined your pet).

Currently, Urgent Care appointments can be made from:

  • Sunday – Tuesday: 12 pm – 10 pm Anna Smith, DVM
  • Tuesday: 7 am – 5 pm Brandy Cameron, DVM
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 7 am – 7 pm Brandy Cameron, DVM
  • Friday – Saturday: 7 am – 7 pm Holly Ahlgrim, DVM

*Please note that if your pet is more ill than anticipated and needs to be hospitalized, we will need to transfer care to our 24/7 emergency service. In the case that our emergency department is at capacity, your pet may need to be referred to another emergency hospital.

How to make an Urgent Care Appointment
    1. From the AMCS Urgent Care Webpage, click the “schedule an appointment” link to create an account in the online portal.
    2. Returning users can log into their account.
    3. Find an appointment slot that will work for you from the online Urgent Care portal.
    4. After you have set your appointment time, please check your email for a link to make a $150 non-refundable Urgent Care consult fee to hold your spot.

Urgent Care FAQ

What is the difference between Urgent Care and an Emergency?

The Urgent care service is an appointment based outpatient service for pets with non-life-threatening medical conditions. The emergency service is a walk-in/referral-based service for more severe, potentially life-threatening emergencies. Non-life-threatening medical conditions will be seen by the ER service when necessary. Urgent care patients found to have a life-threatening medical condition will be transferred to the emergency service or other specialty service. Below is a list of cases that are seen by Urgent Care vs the Emergency service:

Urgent Care Emergency
Vomiting – but holding down water Vomiting – not holding down anything +/- blood
Diarrhea – still eating/drinking, +/- small amount Blood Diarrhea – not eating/drinking, +/- blood
Limping Not walking
Mild cough Significant coughing, respiratory distress
Small laceration with little or no bleeding Laceration with significant or active bleeding
Allergic reaction – acting normally Collapse
Skin, Ear, eye infections Pale gums, seizures
Urinary tract infection Unable to urinate, frank blood in urine

If you are unsure if your pet should be seen at our Urgent Care or Emergency service, please call us at (206) 204-3366.

Is Urgent Care a Walk-in Service?

Urgent Care is by appointment only, which is done completely online on our website. But if you have a pet you would like to be seen soon and there are no appointments available, please feel free to contact us at (206) 204-3366.

How do I let them know I’m here for my appointment?

Please call us at (206) 204-3366 and let the front desk know that you have an appointment with the Urgent Care team.

Will records of this visit be sent to our primary veterinarian?
Yes! If you list a primary veterinarian, all of your records will be sent to them after your visit. They will take it from there if there is any follow-up care needed, or if you need prescription refills.
How do I pay my bill?

After your initial $150 Urgent Care consult fee is made when you make your appointment, the Urgent Care Clinician will discuss your treatment options, and an invoice will be provided to you with instructions on how to pay online on our website.

What if I need to get a hold of the Urgent Care team during non-business hours?

The Urgent Care services are held during the following hours:

  • Sunday – Tuesday: 12 pm – 10 pm Anna Smith, DVM
  • Tuesday: 7 am – 5 pm Brandy Cameron, DVM
  • Wednesday – Thursday: 7 am – 7 pm Brandy Cameron, DVM
  • Friday – Saturday: 7 am – 7 pm Holly Ahlgrim, DVM

The Urgent Care team can be contacted during these hours only. Since your visit summary is sent to your primary veterinarian, we suggest contacting them with any questions, concerns and medication refill requests after hours. If it is an emergency, please call us at (206) 204-3366.

Are there non-urgent services that the AMCS Urgent Care team does not provide?

The AMCS Urgent Care service is not meant to take the place of your primary veterinarian. We do not provide vaccines, nail trims, anal gland expressions, grooming, wellness exams, health certificates or elective surgeries. We also do not sell prescription pet food.

Urgent Care Clinicians

Brandy Cameron, DVM

Brandy Cameron, DVM

Dr. Brandy Cameron completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at St. George’s University and did clinical studies at Cornell University. She then completed a rotating small animal internship at Ocean State University in Rhode Island and an emergency critical care internship at Animal Specialty Center in New York. She has been practicing emergency medicine in the Seattle area since 2013.

Dr. Cameron has special interests in transfusion medicine, feline urology and respiratory emergencies. She is originally from Georgia but is happy to call Washington her forever home. She loves the PNW and all of the things it has to offer from hiking, snowshoeing, festival going, island exploring and scuba diving.

Holly Ahlgrim, DVM

Holly Ahlgrim, DVM

Dr. Holly Ahlgrim was born in Southern California and moved to the Portland area during childhood. She became interested in veterinary medicine as a teenager and accompanied her local veterinarian on farm visits.

Dr. Ahlgrim pursued her dream to become a veterinarian and went to Washington State University in Pullman, WA for undergraduate and veterinary school, graduating in 2007. After graduation, she completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery before switching gears to go into small animal medicine. Dr. Ahlgrim worked for a general practice for three years before getting hired by DoveLewis Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital in Portland, OR. She worked in Emergency and Critical Care there for 11 years. Her special interests include management of critical cases and diagnostic imaging in the critical care setting.

Dr. Ahlgrim moved to the Seattle area with her wife in 2021 and share their home with two Maine Coons, a Siamese mix and a lab mix. She enjoys camping, hiking and being in the mountains.

Anna Smith, DVM

Anna Smith, DVM

Dr. Anna Smith graduated from Purdue University in Indiana where she received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a small animal rotating internship and continued practicing emergency medicine in the Seattle area. Her specific areas of interest include ophthalmology and endocrine emergencies.

Although Dr. Smith is originally from the Midwest, she’s a huge fan of the Pacific Northwest, spending as much time as she can hiking, running, snowboarding, and biking. When she’s not outside, Dr. Smith likes to cook or venture out to try new foods and loves to get into a great podcast or book. She and her fiancé have two dogs: a Hound mix named Lacey and a Labrador named Quill – the latter of whom is equally excited about the outdoor adventures and indoor cooking!

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Address

17518 15th Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
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Contact Us

Call: 206-204-3366
Fax: 206-204-3858
Email: [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in the Animal Medical Center of Seattle.

Due to the sensitive nature of veterinary medicine we are not able to respond to medical questions via e-mail. The health of your pet is very important to us. We are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergency cases.

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