Animal Emergency Care: During and After Hours
Does your pet need animal emergency care? Our team at PetVet Animal Health Center can handle any emergency situation during our opening hours. Please call ahead if possible so we can be ready to receive you.
If your emergency situation falls outside of our normal hours, please call our normal office phone number and you will receive instructions. We make every effort to have a doctor available to advise you over the phone and for many minor emergencies or illnesses, we can often arrange to see your pet after hours (an emergency fee does apply) at our facility.
For more serious emergencies or if we are not available to see you, we recommend taking your pet to the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Emergency and Critical Care Service. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we have good working relationships with their doctors and staff.
What is a Pet Emergency?
A number of medical concerns could constitute an emergency for your pet. Here is a list of indicators that your pet needs animal emergency care:
- Difficulty walking or staying upright
- Problems breathing or excessive gagging
- Vomit/diarrhea mixed with blood
- Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
- Signs of extreme pain
- Blunt force trauma
- Inability to urinate
- Unexplained fever
If you’re ever unsure about whether your pet is having an emergency, please do not hesitate to call and get some answers. Your pet’s health is our top priority.