Emergency Veterinary Clinic - Okaloosa Walton, Inc.
1. Anyone who has had a fever within the last 24 hours, symptoms of respiratory illness or have been in contact with anyone potentially exposed to coronavirus, please do NOT enter the hospital. Please wait in your car and call our reception desk at 850-729-3335, Option 1, for Niceville or 850-424-4777, Option 2, for Destin, for instructions.
2. As per CDC recommendations, we must limit the number of people in our lobby at any one time. Therefore, if your pet is stable and social distancing is not possible in the lobby, please wait in your car once you are checked in. We will call you to bring your pet into the hospital once a private room is available.
3. Critical patients (those who are unresponsive, showing signs of respiratory distress, severe trauma or severe disease) must come straight in the lobby and be transferred to a medical team member. Please be aware, we will need to separate you from your pet and take your pet directly to the treatment area. While you are inside the hospital, please practice social distancing as described by the CDC and follow the instructions of the EVC team. You may be asked to wait in your car until a private room is available. Please understand we are acting in the best interest of your pet and will be communicating with you as quickly as possible and will reunite you with your pet when it is medically recommended. Taking these extra measures to ensure client, patient, and staff safety are essential. However, EVC is experiencing extended wait times due to implementing these necessary guidelines. It is important to know that client and staff safety is our utmost concern. We thank all of our clients and referring veterinarians for their understanding during this difficult time. When we all work together and follow the CDC recommendations, we will be able to provide excellent medical care for our pets while keeping everyone safe.
After Hours Care on Nights/Weekends/Major Holidays
Monday-Wednesday: 6pm-8am Monday-Thursday: 6pm-8am
Weekends: Thursday 6pm-8am Monday Weekends: Friday 6pm-8am Monday
Major Holidays: Open 24 Hours
Your pet will be cared for by a rotating staff of experienced Veterinarians and well trained Technicians. If needed, we will contact your regular Veterinarian for continued care.
Emergency Veterinary Clinic-Okaloosa Walton, Inc. opened it's doors on September 25, 1995 and has been serving the growing communities of the Emerald Coast ever since. EVC was started as the brainchild of a small group of area veterinarians to take care of the patients who need help after regular business hours, one of which is still a fulltime veterinarian here at EVC. These doctors wanted a dedicated facility with state of the art diagnostic equipment that could see their patients in the middle of the night immediately and not have to wait for staff, clients and patients to arrive-or equipment to power up. They decided Niceville was a central location that would be able to service the entire Panhandle-from Escambia to Bay Counties, as well as the Northern and Southern regions of those counties.
After years of constant growth in the Florida Panhandle, Emergency Veterinary Clinic's Board of Directors went over several plans to answer the growing need and decided to open a second location in Destin, Florida. This location would better serve the Southern part of the area and we opened the doors to our Destin location in June of 2019. Emergency Veterinary Clinic-Okaloosa Walton, Inc. is full-service emergency facility with state-of-the-art diagnostic technologies including digital radiographs, ultrasound, blood and other diagnostic lab work machines, as well as oxygen cages. With a staff of 7 full-time veterinarians and over 30 full and part time support staff, your pet will get the best medical care possible.
Empathy--you are not alone
Teamwork--communication and cooperation
Advocacy for Patients--so clients can make an informed decision
Adaptable--meeting every individual need
Composure--Calm, cool, and collected
Family Focused--we are going through this with you
Personal Growth--challenge and strive to do more