North Paws Pet Urgent Care Services

Pet Urgent Care Services at North Paws Veterinary Clinic

Maple Grove, MN Pet Urgent Care

North Paws is now offering Urgent Care service during weekday evenings! This service provides out-patient care for dogs and cats that need to be treated right away but are not emergencies.

If your pet has an emergency, please contact one of the emergency clinics nearest you. We do not keep pets overnight and any pets that need further overnight care will be transferred to a 24-hour emergency facility such as Blue Pearl in Blaine or Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Oakdale.

At this time, we are starting with a small staff for Urgent Care, so please give us a call prior to sending any pets our way to make sure we can accommodate them. Also, please keep in mind that if one of our team members get sick or contracts COVID-19, we may need to stop Urgent Care services for a period of time.


  • $180 for North Paws Urgent Care Office Visit/Exam
  • $87 (minus 10% discount) for North Paws Care Plan Members
  • A non-refundable deposit is required for appointments
  • For more information about our Pet Care Plans, click here: Pet Care Plans
  • For interest free payment options, apply here: CareCredit

North Paws Urgent Care Hours

Monday-Friday: 12pm-8pm

Regular Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm | Saturday: Closed | Sunday: Closed

Urgent Care or Emergency?

Since the line between urgent care and emergency cases can be unclear, here are some examples of each.

Urgent Care cases include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Straining to have a bowel movement
  • Straining to urinate or dribbling urine; urinating outside the litterbox
  • Change in urine color, frequency, or amount
  • Eye swelling, discharge, or redness
  • Ear pain, discharge, odor, scratching, or shaking head
  • Nasal discharge
  • Mouth discharge or bad breath
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Change in amount of food or water intake
  • Change in behavior such as lethargy, anxiety, restlessness
  • Parasites such as fleas, ticks, or worms
  • Minor bite wounds or lacerations
  • Facial swelling and/or hives
  • Skin rashes and abrasions
  • Itching, scratching, chewing at skin or paws
  • Limping or soreness
  • Broken toenails
  • Possible toxin exposure

Emergencies should contact or go DIRECTLY to an emergency veterinary clinic. These cases include:

  • Trauma and blood loss (e.g. hit by car, gunshot wounds)
  • Head or eye injuries
  • Irregular breathing, shortness of breath, prolonged or heavy panting
  • Severe or sudden onset of pain
  • Weakness or paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Large open wounds
  • Possibility of having eaten a foreign body (e.g. toy, sock, etc.)
  • Hyper- or hypothermia (heat stroke or frostbite)
  • High fever
  • Serious burns
  • Seizures or other neurologic signs
  • Dystocia (difficulty giving birth)

24/7 ER Clinics We Refer To

Emergency and urgent care services throughout the Twin Cities area have been overwhelmed with sick patients as well as sick staff members due to covid. This has resluted in long wait times and temporary service closures. We appreciate your patience and flexibilty when finding a place for urgent pet care, while we strive to improve pet care capacity.

For emergencies, please refer to the following facliities:

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital - Arden Hills
763-754-5000 | 1285 Grey Fox Road | Suite 100 | Arden Hills, MN 55112

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital - Eden Prairie
952-942-8272 | 7717 Flying Cloud Drive | Eden Prairie, MN 55344

University of Minnesota Veterinary Center
612-626-8387 | 1365 Gortner Avenue | St. Paul, MN 55108

Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota - Oakdale
651-501-3766 | 1163 Helmo Avenue North | Oakdale, MN 55128

Allied Emergency Veterinary Service - Brooklyn Park
763-463-9800 | 8301 93rd Ave North | Brooklyn Park, MN 55445