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Emergency Veterinary Care

 Douglasville Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Douglasville Veterinary Hospital

OPEN:

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: 770-942-9974

After-Hours Emergency Care

Contact Westside Animal Emergency Clinic

OPEN: 

Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 770-819-1090

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet exhibits any concerning symptoms or behaviors, contact our office immediately or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above.

Douglasville Veterinary Hospital's dependable and compassionate team provides veterinary care for pets in the majority of emergency situations. Our passion is animals, and we take pride in providing high-quality medical care when your pet is in desperate need.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call us immediately during regular business hours. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital on the list above to notify them of your impending arrival.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to notify the emergency pet hospital that you are on your way, you may be given instructions on how to administer first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Take care to follow these instructions.
  • Remain Calm - Maintain a calm demeanor and exercise extra caution around your pet. When an animal is in pain, it frequently reacts negatively to anyone attempting to assist it, biting or scratching.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Maintain a calm demeanor and exercise extra caution around your pet. When an animal is in pain, it frequently reacts negatively to anyone attempting to assist it, biting or scratching.

Emergency FAQs

Learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Douglasville Veterinary Hospital by reading our most frequently asked questions below.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    During our regular clinic hours, Douglasville Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs. While it is always preferable to contact us in advance, we understand that this is not always possible in emergencies.

    If we are unable to accommodate your pet, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency veterinarian location listed above.

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • 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
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Douglasville Animal Hospital operates similarly to a human doctor's office in that it is unpredictable and may require waiting.

    We have no way of knowing what types of cases we will see or when they will arrive. Call ahead, if possible, to determine whether we can provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If our veterinarian is unable to accommodate an emergency appointment, we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital listed above.

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Certain veterinary emergencies necessitate overnight care. We provide overnight care for animals in need at Douglasville Veterinary Hospital.

    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 experienced with cats and dogs.

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New Patients Welcome

Douglasville Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Douglasville companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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