South Sacramento Pet Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

916-421-0619

Daytime Emergency Care

South Sacramento Pet Hospital

VIEW HOURS*

*Please note we are closed between the hours of 1-2 for lunch and on all major holidays.

Call: 916-421-0619


After-Hours Emergency Care

Vista Veterinary Specialist 

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 916-231-4445


Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about or you require an emergency vet in Sacramento, contact our office or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above right away.

The reliable and compassionate team at South Sacramento Pet Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations—our doctors are experienced in all types of conditions and treatments. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.



Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - Closely follow the instructions provided to you by the hospital when you call. They may provide you with instructions for first aid or offer advice on how to make your pet as comfortable as possible. 
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself or your pet at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Sacramento veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at South Sacramento Pet Hospital. If you have any questions or think your pet may need emergency care please call us right away. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    South Sacramento Pet Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Sacramento animal hospital is just like a human emergency room—sometimes there is a wait to see a doctor and animals are seen based on medical need.

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule, we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency clinic detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At South Sacramento Pet Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs but will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents, in serious situations. 

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