Emergency Services

Emergency Care for Your Voorheesville Pet

Emergency Veterinary CareThe life of a veterinarian is about providing the best preventive and wellness care as well as ensuring that your pets are supported by the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Village Animal Clinic understands that medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. This is why we work to make sure our clients have access to 24/7 emergency care.

During our regular business hours, The Village Animal Clinic's medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. This includes our internal medicine expertise, diagnostic technology, and surgical suite. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facility:

Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital
222 Troy-Schenectady Rd.(Route 2)
Latham, NY 12110
(518) 785-1094

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding and/or pale gums
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke (open-mouthed panting, collapse, poor gum color)
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate despite straining to do so

Veterinary Care Referrals

If a particular case requires unusual or special care, we may refer you to a veterinary specialist. Cases most often referred to specialists are for complicated orthopedic or neurological conditions, advanced cardiac diagnostics, and complicated dermatology and ophthalmology cases.