Pet Emergencies

When pet emergencies arise, you need a veterinarian who’s good under pressure. Our doctors have almost 20 years of emergency room experience. They’re prepared to handle your pets’ emergencies and urgent care needs.

Pet emergencies during regular business hours*

If you think your pet is having an emergency, give us a call. We will help you decide where to go based on our ability to meet your pet’s needs at the time of your call.

While try to respect our clients’ time, pet emergencies can happen at any time and may interrupt scheduled appointments. We use a triage system to determine urgency of need. Critically ill patients are seen on a priority basis; stable but urgent patients are made comfortable and worked into our schedule.

How do you know if your pet’s problem is an emergency? You know your pet best. If you’re worried, give us a call. We’ll help you decide how quickly your pet should be examined. Symptoms of potentially life-threatening pet emergencies include:

  • Sudden collapse or weakness
  • Trauma or severe bleeding
  • Seizures, convulsions or fits
  • Sudden facial swelling or hives
  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Abnormal gum color: pale, white, gray, purple
  • Straining or unable to urinate, especially in a male pet
  • Sudden abdominal pain or swelling
  • Severe or frequent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Repeated dry heaves
  • Snakebite

24/7/365 Emergency Care

emergency animal hospital gilbert arizonaFor pet emergencies that arise at any time of day or night–and especially when we’re not available–we’re proud to call Arizona Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center (AVECCC) our partners in your pet’s care. AVECCC provides compassionate care and peace of mind 24 hours a day, and no appointment is needed. When we return to the office, AVECCC’s team will help you and your pet make a smooth transition back into our care.

The Arizona Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Center is located at 86 West Juniper Avenue in downtown Gilbert in downtown Gilbert. Their phone number is (480) 497-0222. Click the red cross in the map below for directions.

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*emergency or urgent care fees may apply