Emergency Services

All Creatures Veterinary Care Center is able to handle a wide range of medical emergencies during normal clinic hours for our clients. If you think your pet may be experiencing an emergency during our normal hours of operation, please call us at (856) 256-8996 so we can be more prepared for your pet when you arrive.

If you think your pet may be experiencing an emergency after hours please call:

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital
215-898-4685

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a 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 out emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate