Emergency Care

24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

If your pet has suffered a traumatic injury or seems very ill, please contact us immediately so that we can assist you. Our veterinarians and technicians are well equipped to provide emergency vet services for a variety of cases, and we always make pets with urgent needs our first priority.

Even if you’re not sure whether your pet’s situation qualifies as an emergency, we’ll be more than happy to help you determine the best course of action. Whether you’re in Annandale, Springfield, or Alexandria, we welcome you to call us at (703) 256-8414 if you’re concerned about your pet’s well-being.

How to Tell If Your Pet is Having an Emergency

We can hospitalize your pet for 24 hour care if needed!

Emergency vet care can’t always wait for a phone call. If your pet is exhibiting or has done any of the following, bring them in to see us right away.

  • Unable to stand
  • May have ingested foreign object:
    • Antifreeze
    • Chocolate, grapes, or sugarless gum
    • A household cleaning product
    • Medication
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Showing signs of pain (shaking, whimpering, yelping)
  • Choking
  • Having or has had a seizure
  • Blood in diarrhea or vomit
  • Blood in stool or urine
  • Possible broken bone
  • Unconsciousness
  • Bleeding from the eyes, nose, and/or mouth
  • Has fallen or been struck by a vehicle
  • Straining or unable to urinate
  • Disoriented
  • Swollen or hard abdomen
  • Heatstroke

If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the Animal Poison Control Center on (888) 426-4435. A consultation fee may apply. Please take note of the control number they provide; this information will be shared with your veterinarian allowing them to make proper diagnosis and treatment plan.