In case of an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact one of the following:
Veterinary Referral & Critical Care
1596 Hockett Road
Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103
Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
5918 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
3312 West Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
2460 Colony Crossing Pl
Midlothian, VA 23112
ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)
What Constitutes an Emergency?
Remember, you know your pet better than anyone else. If you notice your pet behaving in a way that is unusual, or if something just doesn’t seem right, you may have picked up on a subtle sign of a real problem.
The following signs are reasons to seek veterinary care immediately, whether that be within our office or at one of the above-mentioned clinics.
- Your pet has been experienced trauma, such as being hit by a car or a blunt object or falling more than a few feet.
- Your pet is having difficulty breathing.
- Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, or she is vomiting blood.
- You suspect any broken bones.
- Your pet has had or is having a seizure.
- Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth, or there is blood in her urine or feces.
- You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication that wasn’t prescribed to her, or household cleansers.
- Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining to urinate, or is unable to.
- Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize.
- Your pet collapses or suddenly can’t stand up.
- Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented.
- You can see irritation or injury to your pet’s eyes, or she suddenly seems to become blind.
- Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or she’s gagging and trying to vomit.
- You see symptoms of heatstroke.
- Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens.