Emergency Care

We provide immediate emergency care during our regular business hours. If your pet’s having a life-threatening emergency, call us at (713) 783-4044 and come in right away.
A pet emergency is a highly stressful situation for both you and your pet. We’re here to help. During business hours, we have a continuous staff of veterinarians and technicians available to assist in any type of pet emergency. We’ll first provide treatment aimed to stabilize your pet’s vital signs and relieve any pain or symptoms. We then perform diagnostic testing and administer treatment.

How to Recognize a Pet Emergency

Some emergencies are obvious. Car accidents, chocolate ingestion, or exposure to poison all necessitate a prompt visit to the veterinarian. Sometimes however, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a sick pet and a pet in a life-threatening situation.
If your pet displays the following signs and symptoms, he or she should see a veterinarian immediately:
  • Collapsing
  • Extreme weakness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Severe cough
  • Persistent diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • Lack of bowel movements
  • Serious injury or trauma
  • Loss of appetite and/or extreme lethargy persisting for more than 24 hours
  • Heat exhaustion
  • Repetitive or lengthy seizures
When in doubt, contact our office or bring your pet in for treatment and observation.

What to Do During a Life-Threatening Emergency

Although no one wants to imagine their pet in a life-threatening situation, it can happen. It’s important for every pet owner to have a plan in place for a potential pet emergency. Keep our veterinary clinic’s phone number on-hand and have a plan in place in case an emergency occurs after hours. Our veterinarian can also recommend local, after-hours emergency veterinary clinics.
If your pet has ingested a potentially poisonous substance, bring your pet to the clinic and contact the ASPCA poison control helpline. They might charge a service fee.
If you think your pet’s having an emergency, contact us right away. We’ll provide instructions over the phone to stabilize your pet during transport to our clinic. It’s then essential that you get your pet emergency veterinary care as soon as possible.

After Hours Emergency Hospitals

If you think your pet’s having an emergency, contact us right away. We’ll provide instructions over the phone to stabilize your pet during transport to our clinic. It’s then essential that you get your pet emergency veterinary care as soon as possible.

VERGI

8921 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024 I-10 at Voss/Campbell Road by Goode Company and Carter’s Country

Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists

1515 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Gulf Coast Animal Emergency Clinic

8042 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024