Emergency Pet Care

Our hospital recognizes how frightening emergency situations can be, which is why we make stabilizing your pet our top priority. In the event of an emergency during our standard hours, please call us right away at 512.829.6140 and describe the situation. Those extra few minutes give us time to be ready when your pet arrives with any tools necessary.

aspca poison control

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, immediately call 888.426.4435 or visit the ASPCA Poison Control Center for more information.

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for any animal poison-related emergency and can provide valuable information to protect pets from poisonous substances, such as toxins, plants, and human food / medication. A consultation fee may apply.

Emergency Outside Work Hours

After hours, we refer our small animal emergencies to two after-hours emergency hospitals:

Central Texas Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Hospital
4434 Frontier Trail, Austin, TX 78745
P: 512.899.0955

Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty
7300 Ranch Road 2222, Bldg. 5 Suite 100, Austin, TX 78730
P: 512.343.2837

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Signs of An Emergency

Since pets can’t talk, it can often be challenging to know what does and doesn’t count as an emergency. If your pet is displaying any of these signs, please consider it an emergency and get veterinary care right away:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Choking
  • Blunt-force trauma
  • Vehicle hit or crash
  • Ingestion of a foreign object or a poisonous substance
  • Bleeding that’s uncontrollable
  • Refusal or inability to move or stand
  • Unusually cool or warm body temperature
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Excessive vomiting or severe diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Unable to pass stool or urine

If you’re seeing any of these symptoms but in a mild form, please call our hospital at 512.829.6140 and we can advise on the next steps.