No loving pet parent ever wants to imagine having to face an emergency medical situation with their cherished companion. Unfortunately, just as it is with human medicine, accidents can happen and sudden, unexpected illnesses or injuries can occur with our furry family members. The best thing that you can do to improve the chances of a positive outcome is be prepared ahead of time. Should your pet face the need for urgent veterinary care, anytime – day or night – we’re prepared to step in and assist. Arcadia Veterinary Clinic is proud to offer emergency services to handle critical health care situations both during and outside of our normal business hours.

We have a qualified veterinarian and highly skilled support personnel on duty 7 days a week, all of whom are trained and equipped to handle many urgent care needs that may arise for your pet. Veterinary emergencies can include anything that places your companion’s life at risk, such a poisoning, being hit by car or the sudden onset of serious illness. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call us immediately.

While an appointment is never required for urgent care situations, whenever possible, we recommend that you contact our office before bringing your pet in to be seen. When you call ahead, we are often able to provide specific instructions on first aid that you can administer to your pet to help manage the situation. We are also better able to prepare for your pet’s arrival when we know you are coming, making it much easier for us to jump in and assist as soon as you reach our hospital. Of course, if your emergency is too urgent for a phone call, do not hesitate to bring your pet directly to our hospital for immediate care. When you arrive, our doctors and support staff will act swiftly and efficiently to get your companion’s situation under control as quickly as possible.

We are also available for urgent care when your pet’s condition is not life-threatening, but you feel they need to be seen before you are able to get an appointment. Our veterinarians will do their best to “squeeze” you in between scheduled appointments.

When it comes to pet emergencies, it’s important to be as prepared as possible and to know ahead of time where you can turn to get your companion the care and treatment he or she needs in a timely manner. In these situations, it’s good to know that you can count on the team at Arcadia Veterinary Clinic. Whenever you need us, we’ll be here to help!