Emergency Services

When is it an Emergency?

Of course, it’s never wrong to call if you’re concerned about your pet. You know your pet best, so if something seems off in his behavior or something just doesn’t seem right, feel free to contact us! If we’re not in the office, you can contact one of the emergency offices listed below and their staff can help you assess your pet’s condition and if you need to come in right away, or wait for our regular hours to be seen.

Definite Emergencies

  • Not breathing
  • Unconscious/ not responding
  • Broken bones
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Straining or unable to urinate
  • Collapse/ inability to stand
  • Injury to your pet’s eyes or sudden onset blindness
  • Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or your pet seems to be nauseated but unable to vomit.
  • Your pet is showing signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize
  • You believe your pet has ingested a toxic substance, such as antifreeze, rat poison or other pesticide, any medication that wasn’t prescribed to her, or household cleaners. You can contact the Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 466-4435 (a fee may apply)

Emergency Hospitals

These facilities are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and on all holidays. Their staff is on hand to deal with emergencies when we are not able to be in the office. In the event of a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest open hospital.

California Veterinary Specialists – Carlsbad
(760) 431-2273
2310 Faraday Ave,
Carlsbad, Ca 92008

Veterinary Specialty Hospital – San Marcos
(760) 466-0600
2055 Monteal Road
San Marcos, Ca 92069

Animal Urgent Care – Escondido
(760) 738-9600
2430-A South Escondido Blvd
Escondido, Ca 92025