Emergency Veterinarian

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
804-784-8722
www.vrccvet.com

Dogwood Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

5918 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230
804-716-4700
www.dvesc.com

Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center

VESC Carytown
3312 West Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221
804-353-9000

VESC Midlothian
2460 Colony Crossing Pl
Midlothian, VA 23112
804-744-9800
animal-emergency.com

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)
888-426-4435
http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control

Countryside Veterinary Clinic

(804) 593-5259

10432 Ridgefield Pkwy Richmond, VA 23233


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.