Our team is always available, day or night. We are open on holidays and weekends. If you have a concern, please call or bring your pet to our hospital.
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 provide care for patients in need of medical attention when your family vet is not available.
What to do in an Emergency
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|10435 Sorrento Valley Rd. San Diego, CA 92121|
What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet Has Eaten Something Toxic
Poison Control Centers:
Gather up any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten, or suspected as having been eaten! This step will help speed up the diagnosis. 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.
The team in our emergency and critical care department work with other specialists 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:
- Comprehensive Emergency Medical Exam: what does it include?
- Surgical Services through Emergency/Critical Care: What we can treat
- Acute pain
- Continuous EKG monitoring
- Dystocia management (difficulty giving birth)
- 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
- Trouble urinating
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. Keep the print out in your kit for when you need to restock.