Sometimes you have an animal emergency and you need a veterinary hospital immediately. We are ready for you in the following ways:

During Regular Office Hours: Bring in your pet, Call ahead! 386.294.5000
Weekday After Hours: Call Us at 386.294.5000 and listen to the recorded message and instructions! Please leave a detailed message.

Weekend Emergencies: Call Us at 386.294.5000 and listen to the recorded message and instructions! It will tell you how to either:
1.Reach the on-call doctor for our hospital, or
2.Ask you to leave a message with your name, nature of your emergency, and a telephone number where the doctor can return your phone call.

In Case: Other animal hospitals you may contact…

  1. Affiliated Animal Hospital in Gainesville: Click Here to go to website.
  2. Allied Animal Hospital in Tallahassee: Click Here to go to website.
  3. North Florida Animal Hospital in Tallahassee: Click Here to go to website.
  4. University of Florida Small Animal Hospital: Click Here to go to website.

Emergency Indicators: Knowing When Something is Wrong

If a vehicle has struck your pet or your pet has suffered any other type of severe, physical trauma, emergency treatment is obviously needed. Sometimes, however, serious symptoms may not be so obvious.
Trust your instincts with your pet. If you notice your pet behaving in a way that’s unusual, you may have picked up on a real problem. To find out, call your vet or call us. By talking with a veterinary professional, you should be able to determine whether you should bring your pet in right away, or whether he/she can wait for an examination during your hospital’s normal office hours.

If Your Pet Is…

  • Suffering from a trauma such as being hit by a car, bitten by another animal, a knife or bullet wound or burn injuries.
  • Having trouble breathing.
  • Having an abnormal heartbeat or has no heartbeat.
  • Unconscious or has had a seizure.
  • In shock (signs of shock can include weakness, pale mucous membranes in their mouth, cold extremities, and an abnormal heartbeat).
  • Vomiting and/or has had excessive diarrhea.
  • Bleeding or has blood in its feces or urine.
  • Having trouble urinating, or is not producing urine.
  • Choking on a foreign object, or if you think your pet has ingested something toxic such as household cleaner, rat
  • poison, antifreeze, etc.
  • Panting excessively or suffering from other signs of heatstroke such as vomiting, high body temperature, and collapse.
  • Suddenly unable to stand on its own or is disoriented.
  • Showing signs of extreme pain by whining or guarding.
  • Not responding to prescribed medication or having an obvious adverse reaction to medication.
  • Not recovering well in the first few days after an operation.