After Hours Emergency Care
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Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above.
The reliable and compassionate team at Green Valley Veterinary Clinic offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When speaking to the first responder about the emergency, you will likely be given instructions on how to safely care for your distressed pet while transporting them to the hospital for an emergency examination. Follow any instructions very carefully for both your pet and your own sake.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm, cats and dogs can pick up on it when their owner is in a panic and become more distressed themselves. Furthermore, when an animal is in pain they can behave in manners unlike themselves, lashing out with scratches or bites at people trying to help them, so it is important to remain cool-headed when handling the situation.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Having followed any instructions from the first responder, it is now time to safely bring your pet to our Yucaipa veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Read through our most frequently asked questions to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency at Green Valley Veterinary Clinic.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Green Valley Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Saturday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Yucaipa animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.
If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Green Valley Veterinary Clinic we provide overnight care for animals in need.
While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs, but will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents, in serious situations.