Emergency Veterinary Services
If you think your pet might be experiencing an emergency contact our office away, or the after-hours pet emergency clinic location above.
Our experienced and compassionate team at Perry Animal Hospital offers emergency vet care for most situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.
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 you call the emergency hospital to notify them that you are on your way, they may provide you with first aid instructions or recommendations to make your pet more comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain as calm as possible and reassure your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself or your pet at risk! Bring your pet to our Perry veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above as soon as possible.
Pet Emergency FAQs
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency vet appointment at Perry Animal Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Perry Animal Hospital 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 will recommend an alternative option for your pet.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Saturday: 08:00 am - 11:30 am
- 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 Perry animal hospital is just like a human emergency room—wait times can be unpredictable, but animals are seen based on the severity of the emergency and medical need.
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 will recommend a nearby alternative option for your pet.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Perry Animal Hospital 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.