Emergency & Urgent Care

Pet emergencies can be scary, so it’s only natural that you want to ensure that your pet receives the best emergency care as quickly as possible. Knowing what to do in certain circumstances can help ease your fears to be more beneficial and helpful in their care!


If you are experiencing an emergency or serious issue involving the health of your pet, please contact our staff at Art City Vets immediately. We prefer a call in advance if possible for walk-ins during general practice hours.

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8am-7pm, lobby open until 8pm

Saturday: 8am-5pm, lobby open until 6pm

Sunday: 8am-3pm, lobby open until 4pm


When To Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than 2 episodes in a 24-hour period

  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more

  • Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging

  • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, coughing up blood, or blood in urine

  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes

  • Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool

  • Injuries to your pet’s eye(s)

  • Seizures and/or staggering

  • Unconsciousness

  • Open wounds or lacerations

  • Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)

  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety

  • Heat stress or heatstroke

  • You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous

For After Hour Emergencies

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