Professional Emergency Veterinary Care for Urgent Treatment Needs
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, please contact us immediately. We have specialized capabilities to treat a number of pet crises from car accidents, seizures, injuries, heat stroke, animal fights, and much more. In addition, our veterinary intensive care unit is furnished with state of the art equipment such as our advanced oxygen cages. These have proven to be more comfortable than a mask, as well as allow us to provide oxygen to your pet for longer periods of time. Also, each critical care animal has its own assigned trained staff member for 24 hour monitoring.
Our hours for veterinary emergencies and animal critical care cases are as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Pets may stay overnight if their condition is stable. We have trained staff monitoring hospitalized patients twenty-four hours a day. If in a critical state, they will be transferred to an after-hours veterinary emergency clinic.
Be prepared for a pet emergency
- Save our number to your phone now, in addition to our recommended after hours emergency clinics:
- Haines Road Animal Hospital: (727) 525-2118
- Clearwater: BluePearl Veterinary Partners (727) 572-0132
- Largo: Tampa Bay Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care Center (727) 531-5752
- St. Peterburg: Animal Emergency Clinic (727) 323-1311
- Keep a small animal first aid kit in your car and home.
- Retain and save copies of vital pet medical records.
- Be sure your pet is wearing a collar with a rabies tag and identification at all times.
- Consider a microchip.
- Have a back-up plan; show your trusted neighbor or friend where you keep all pet emergency supplies and discuss what should be done in case you are not present during a crisis.
What should I do if my pet has an emergency?
- Remain calm.
- Call our office or referred emergency care clinics immediately.
- Relax your pet, speak to him or her in a comforting manner, and be an overall source of tranquil security.
- If injured or hurt in an accident such as being hit by a car, try to eliminate as much movement as possible when transporting your pet.
- If bleeding, apply pressure.
- Recruit someone to travel with you to help stabilize the pet during the drive to our hospital.