Emergency Care

In the event of a pet emergency, please call us immediately at (941) 751-0101 and let us know your current situation. We offer emergency care during office hours only.

We have a veterinarian and staff on duty five days a week, during normal business hours, trained and equipped to handle urgent care requests.

If you feel that your pet needs emergency care, call or come in immediately.

We are also available for care when the condition is not life-threatening. If your pet needs to be seen before an available appointment, we will work to triage your pet's condition and fit you in between other scheduled appointments. Our receptionists will be able to give you an estimate on how long you may have to wait in order to be seen.

Our recommended hospitals for after-hours emergency care:

Veterinary Medical Center at Lakewood Ranch

(941) 739-1800

15205 Garnet Trail
Bradenton, FL 34211

Animal ER of
University Park

(941) 355-2884

When to Take Your Pet In for Urgent Care

We recommend that you call us immediately if your pet is experiencing any of the following:

  • Choking or having difficulty breathing
  • Hit by a car or suffered blunt-force trauma of any kind
  • Ingested a foreign object such as a toy, sock, or string
  • Ingested something poisonous
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Inability to stand or move
  • Unusually cold or hot
  • Experiencing a seizure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Excessive vomiting
  • Severe diarrhea or blood in stool
  • Unable to pass stool or urinate

When in doubt about your pet’s condition, call us—our team will be more than happy to answer your questions, provide assistance, or set up a room so we can see your pet as soon as possible.