Animal Urgent Care

If your veterinarian is unavailable and your pet is injured or sick, ACCESS South Bay is happy to provide two options – Animal Urgent Care or Emergency Care.

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.

If you’re unsure whether your pet’s situation requires Emergency Care or Urgent Care, please see the list below for common comparisons and medical concerns.

Our Urgent Care Department can help support your pet with an Appointment or Walk-in, to better suit your needs.

Note: Urgent Care appointments are only accepted 48 hours in advance.

Based on your pet’s symptoms/concerns, our team will guide you through our Urgent Care process. Urgent Care exam and consultation fees are $95 (plus additional diagnostics & treatment as guided by our Doctors). If your pet requires ER services based on the severity of the situation, the doctor will partner with you to transfer your pet to ER for more detailed diagnosis and treatment (additional fees will be incurred).

Urgent Care only available at ACCESS – South Bay

Tel: (310) 320-8300
2551 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504

Available by appointment and walk-in.
Open: Sunday to Wednesday – 10:00am to 8:00pm

Please call us to make an appointment or submit the appointment request form below.

Once we receive your form, our team will follow up with you via email or telephone within 1-2 hours to confirm your appointment. All requests submitted after 10:00pm will be answered the following day beginning at 7:00am.

Urgent Care Examples

  • Ear infections/ irritation
  • Eye infection/swelling/discharge
  • Abscess
  • Vomiting/ diarrhea
  • Mild allergic reaction
  • Open wound
  • Skin concerns
  • Limping
  • Blood in urine (possible UTI)
  • Respiratory infection/cough (no ISO usage, no drop off)
  • Euthanasia

  • Profuse bleeding
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • Abdominal bloat
  • Possible poisoning
  • Eye trauma
  • Heat stroke
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Severe motor impairment
  • HBC and other traumas
  • Difficulty or inability to urinate
  • Euthanasia

  • Vaccines
  • Exams for flea prevention
  • Nail trims and anal gland expressions
  • Medical grooming
  • Wellness exams
  • Basic Spaying and Neutering

Meet our Urgent Care Doctor

Leon Schermerhorn, DVM, DACVS: Dr. Leon Schermerhorn grew up in North Carolina and New Jersey, and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University.

More about Dr. Schermerhorn …

ACCESS – South Bay 

(310) 320-8300

2551 W. 190th St., Torrance, CA 90504