About Us

Marie and Belinda

TKVES opened its doors for urgent pet care more than 30 years ago and is supported by the majority of the veterinarians in the area. The promise of its founding owner-veterinarians was to deliver quality, life saving pet care when traditional veterinary hospitals were closed. The founding members developed a schedule for community veterinarians to rotate during nights, weekends and holidays so illnesses and injuries which could not wait until normal business hours could be treated.

Today, community veterinarians still own and operate our hospital, making TKVES the most established and reputable urgent care pet hospital in Visalia. This model of delivering emergency care promotes the relationship between the pet owner and their primary veterinarian, a relationship we feel is very important to ensuring the best possible care for your pet.The Tulare-Kings Veterinary Emergency Service is equipped with the latest and most modern equipment. One veterinarian is on duty at all hours with one or more veterinary assistants who are highly trained in all types of compassionate emergency care.


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Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule


5:00 pm-7:30 am


5:00 pm-7:30 am


5:00 pm-7:30 am


5pm- All night


All day - All night


All day - All night


All day - All night until 8 am


Read What Our Clients Say

  • "Very professional veterinarian: kind, and considerate! Very professional staff: kind, and considerate! They were very busy, but yet took time to explain everything! I felt my cat was in good hands, and in the best place possible during this emergency situation! I was very upset, and Michelle offered me water to help me. My cat was well taken care of, and he has made a full recovery thanks to GOD! and thanks to the medical expertise of the Tulare- Kings Veterinary Emergency Services! Thank you all again!"
    Eva H, Dinuba, CA
  • "Thank you. You were all wonderful. The doctor explained everything to me and the nurses were able to help me understand what was needed. What a great experience."