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Thunder Bay Veterinary Urgent Care Thunder Bay Veterinary Urgent Care

Phone: (989) 340‑0975
Address: 3463 M-32, Alpena, MI 49707


Veterinary Urgent Care in Alpena, MI

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Thunder Bay Veterinary Urgent Care is an AAHA accredited urgent care center located in Alpena, MI. We work as a bridge to provide urgent and emergency care over the weekend and some holidays when your family veterinarian is closed or unavailable.

Hours of Operation

Our appointment based services are available:

  • Friday 6 p.m.–8 p.m.
  • Saturday 8 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Sunday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

If your pet is sick, experiencing an emergency or suffered a traumatic event, please contact us immediately at (989) 340-0975.

Our Location

Our office is located inside of the Switzer Veterinary Clinic and is located at 3463 M32 West Alpena MI, 49707

Using Our Urgent Care Services

  1. Call Ahead—Please call ahead and describe your pet’s symptoms. A member of the urgent care team will give you an appointment time based on capacity, remaining appointment slots and your pet’s condition.
  2. Bring Your Records—Please bring your pet’s medical records (if possible) especially if you have recently seen your family veterinarian for the same condition. This step is not required but might save time and money if we do not have to repeat diagnostic tests.
  3. Please be Patient—We are sometimes unable to anticipate when a critical case will arrive. Please be prepared for long and variable wait times. Critical patients need to be seen before non-critical patients.
  4. Veterinarian Contact Info—Please bring your family veterinarian’s contact information. After your visit, our staff will forward records from this visit back to your regular veterinarian.

Our experienced veterinarians, nurses and staff are able to handle most types of urgencies / emergencies including:

  • Serious trauma
  • Broken bones
  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Labor
  • Inability to defecate or urinate
  • Lacerations
  • Bite wounds or porcupine quills
  • Toxin or foreign body injection
  • Ear or eye infections
  • Diarrhea, constipation or vomiting