If you have a pet, you hope that they are going to be healthy for their whole life. Sadly. that doesn't always happen. Your pet could get sick or get hurt, which means that you are going to have to do something about that. During the week and during business hours, that can mean taking your pet to your vet's office. But that's not always a choice on the weekend or after hours. That means that you are going to have to come up with a different way to make sure that your pet gets the help that they are going to need to have. In that case, you may want to find a pet hospital that you can take your pet to. There are several reasons why you should think about using this option.
One reason is that pet hospitals generally have extended hours. That can mean that the hospital has regular weekend hours as well as staying open later in the evenings. That will generally mean that they have at least vet techs at the hospital when they are open so that pets are taken care of. They may not have a vet on-site at certain hours, but they would have a vet on call, so when an emergency comes up, someone can call the vet and they will come in to take care of your pet. With a vet tech on staff, your pet should have medical help as soon as you get them to the hospital, whether or not the vet is there.
Your vet's office may have been open when your pet was hurt, but they may have told you to go to the local veterinary hospital anyway. There can be several reasons why this would happen. For example, if your pet got hit by a car, your vet may think that your pet might have injuries that are going to be beyond what they can do in their office. Sending your pet to a hospital means because they are going to get the treatment that your vet can't necessarily provide, including imaging to see exactly what is going on, surgery, and blood transfusions.
If you have a pet, you want to make sure that they are healthy and happy. Taking them to a vet is one way to do that. But, sometimes you have to take them to a pet hospital because your local vet's office isn't going to be able to handle your pet's issues.