Emergency care in your pet’s time of need

No pet parent likes to think about pet emergencies. But they do occur—and when emergency strikes, the staff here at Oakwood Animal Hospital is ready.

We have the training, resources and experience to treat a wide range of emergency medical conditions. You’ll find our veterinarians and staff to be skilled and compassionate as they tend to your pet’s health and keep you comfortable in a stressful situation.

Of course, no one knows when an emergency will occur. If you have a pet emergency that occurs when our hospital is closed (at a time other than our regular business hours), bring your pet to:



Common veterinary emergencies include:

  • Trauma such as being hit by a car
  • Falling more than a few feet
  • Lacerations/wounds
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding
  • Unconscious/loss of consciousness
  • Appearance of broken bone
  • Object stuck in throat
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Ingestion of toxic substance such as antifreeze, rat poison, pesticides, household cleansers or medication that wasn’t prescribed for the pet
  • Signs of extreme pain,  such as shaking, whining or refusing to socialize
  • Sudden collapse or inability to stand up
  • Disorientation
  • Injury to eyes and/or sudden blindness
  • Heatstroke
  • Tender, swollen abdomen—accompanied by gagging and attempts to vomit