Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is experiencing symptoms or behaviors that are causing you some concern, contact our veterinary office right away if it is during our regular operating hours. Otherwise, contact the 24-hour emergency hospital above.
The reliable and compassionate team at Family Pet Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergencies. 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 our regular business hours, call us as soon as possible. Outside of our operating hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to inform them that you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Keep calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain, they can often react quite negatively towards anyone who is trying to help by scratching or biting.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Clovis veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Emergency Vet Care FAQs
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Family Pet Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Family Pet 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 emergencies 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:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Wednesday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Thursday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Friday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday:08:30 am - 06:00 pm
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Clovis animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We aren't able to predict what cases we will be able to see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to discover whether or not we can 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 types of animals do you treat?
Our veterinary team is experienced in the care of cats and dogs both during routine visits and emergencies.