During Office Hours In an emergency during our regular office hours, bring your pet in promptly. Please call ahead, if possible, so that we can anticipate the patient's arrival. After Hours For after hours emergencies click here.
These are some symptoms that would require an emergency visit:
  • Abdominal bloating or swelling
  • Birthing problems (e.g., no puppy or kitten in more than 90 minutes of labor)
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Eye disorders, such as swollen, red, or runny eyes or keeping an eye closed
  • Fainting or collapse
  • Rapid panting or open mouth breathing which may mean heatstroke
  • Hind limbs not working properly (slight or partial paralysis)
  • Prolonged fever
  • Prolonged or heavy bleeding
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Restlessness, retching, or attempted vomiting in a large breed dog
  • Seizures
  • Trauma (e.g., hit by a car, bike, or other forceful object), even with no visible injury
  • White, bright red, bluish, brown, or dark gums (or other mucous membranes)
  • Snake bite
  • Pain
If your pet exhibits any of these or has other abnormal symptoms, it may need help right away. Call us at (805) 529-7003. We’re here to help! Click here for the ASPCA's list of plants that are toxic to your pet.