We see emergencies and walk-ins throughout the day, for both new and established clients. We also provide emergency care after hours to both new and established clients. One of our four highly experienced doctors is on call every night, 365 days a year, to assist with your emergencies.
What should I do if I have an emergency with my pet?
Like people, pets seem to need medical attention at odd times, like in the middle of the night or on the weekends. If your pet is sick or injured day or night, we are here to help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Is it truly an emergency?
Not every illness or injury is an emergency. Many medical situations are non-life threatening and can be handled during regular business hours. Conversely, some conditions require immediate medical attention. So how do you determine when your pet’s condition is severe enough to call the hospital for after hours emergency help?
It can be difficult to determine situations that can wait until our hospital is open. Your pet may act very ill after simply eating something disagreeable. On the other hand, a small piece of chocolate can be life threatening to a pet that seems mostly healthy after ingesting it. A pet limping after a fall may only require rest to fully recover. However, in the case of some traumatic injuries, serious, unseen internal harm may exist that could require immediate treatment. You may need a medical professional to distinguish the difference. So if your pet is sick, in obvious pain, or does not feel well in general, we recommend you call for an evaluation by one of our qualified technicians or veterinarians. They will be able to determine whether your pet’s condition requires immediate action or it is safe for you to wait until regular business hours for an examination.
Here are some situations that could indicate the need to seek urgent treatment:
Currently, there are no 24-hour emergency veterinary hospitals in the Yuma area. The nearest 24 hour emergency veterinary hospitals are: