Our emergency and critical care veterinarians are highly specialized in the treatment of patients who have sustained trauma, are critically ill, and require intensive, critical care. We also treat minor emergencies and are always prepared to serve any patient and client needs.
Our team is always available, day or night. We are open on holidays and weekends. If you have a question or a concern, please call or bring your pet to our hospital.
The team in our emergency and critical care department work in conjunction with other specialists, along with you and your primary care veterinarian, to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our emergency veterinarians and critical care specialists have extensive training in a complete range of emergency and critical care services and are supported by a team of experienced veterinary technicians.
Your family veterinarian may refer you to an emergency or critical care doctor for diagnosis and ongoing support of many conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Acute pain
- Continuous EKG monitoring
- Dystocia management (difficulty birthing)
- Full cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) including defibrillation
- Immune related diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Kidney and liver disease
- Neurologic problems
- Pneumonia and lung disease
- Severe pancreatitis
- Severe gastrointestinal emergencies (bloat)
- Sepsis management
- Seizure management
- Toxicosis or poisonings
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble walking
What to do in an Emergency:
- Gather up any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten, or suspected as having been eaten! This step will help with diagnosis.*
- Come in! We’re located at 10435 Sorrento Valley Rd., San Diego, CA
- Call us if you’re not sure: 858-875-7500
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
- Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680
*Please don’t be shy, if it was marijuana, or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team about it, it will speed up diagnosis and treatment of your pet.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE CONCERNED THAT YOUR PET HAS EATEN SOMETHING HE/SHE SHOULDN’T HAVE
PET-SPECIFIC FIRST AID KIT:
We recommend that you keep a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit. Click the link for a printable PDF that you can keep in your kit for when you need to restock.