Urgent Pet Care

Pets with urgent medical needs will always receive first priority at our veterinary hospital here in Irvine. Emergencies are often unpredictable, and we want to be prepared to accommodate you and your pet if the need should ever arise. Just give us a call so we can prepare for your arrival and be able to treat them quickly. Keep in mind that while we can receive emergencies during our regular business hours, you will need to take your pet to the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group if our office is closed.

Signs Your Pet Is Having an Emergency

Your pet cannot tell you when they need to see a doctor. Review the symptoms and scenarios below if you ever suspect your pet could be having a serious problem:

  • Diarrhea/bloody diarrhea
  • Vomiting/vomiting blood
  • Difficulty breathing/breathing heavily
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Pale gums
  • Trauma (struck by vehicle, attacked by another dog)
  • Any type of wound
  • Ingested a poisonous plant
  • Ingested a toxic substance such as rat poison, antifreeze or fertilizer
  • Ingested chocolate, onions, candy or gum containing xylitol, ibuprofen
  • Severe swelling around the face (could indicate allergic reaction)
  • Prolonged lethargy
  • Prolonged blood loss
  • Inability to move bowels or urinate
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Irregular or rapid heart rate
  • Inability to stand or walk
  • Seizures
  • Weakness
  • Collapse
  • Loss of consciousness

Call our hospital at (949) 552-5200 if your pet is exhibiting one or more of these symptoms; we would be more than happy to help you.

Emergency Referral Hospital

We recommend the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group for any patients that are experiencing emergencies outside of our business hours. Their Emergency & Critical Care department is staffed with critical care specialists, and offers its services to small animal patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group
(949) 653-9300
2965 Edinger Avenue
Tustin, California 92780