Dogs and cats are expensive, and when they get sick on the weekend, it's going to be even more costly. Pet owners who don't understand this are likely to be frustrated with E.C. Emergency Clinic. I adopted a dog from a legit rescue on Tuesday, and it was horribly sick by Thursday. When I took it into a ""regular"" vet, they tentatively diagnosed her as having pain from her spay stitches. Wrong. By early Saturday morning, I knew my dog was worse than ever, and I took her to EC Emergency Clinic. The assistant was so thoughtful and caring. Yes, they took my dogger to the back to be examined, but that's partially because they had to hook her up to an IV immediately. The vet (I forget her name) came out within a few minutes to tell me what tests they'd like to run, and all the possible outcomes. She was honest yet positive and supportive. It turns out that my dog has parvo (she must have gotten it a day or two before she was vaccinated by the rescue's vet). She's currently in her second day of treatment at the clinic, and is already doing significantly better. The vets understand that I have gone over my annual ""dog budget"" in a week, but I am OK with that since she's receiving 24-hour veterinary care, unlike regular clinics where the vets go home in the evening and return in the morning. When I call for an update on the dog, they patiently and warmly give me answers. They call when any treatment plans change. They let me know what to expect in the next day or two. They helped me get an interest-free payment plan so I can afford to save and rehabilitate my pup. Most importantly, they genuinely care about both the dog and me, and it shows. During regular hours, go to another vet to save money. On a night or a weekend, however, don't hesitate to bring your pet to EC.