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Animal Emergency Care

Animal Emergency Care

Pet emergencies can be scary whether your pet ate something toxic, was involved in an accident, or has any other urgent health concern, the team at Santa Monica Pet Medical Center is ready to assist you. Call us first to describe the problem, and we will either direct you to an urgent care facility have you bring your pet to us. Critically ill patients requiring intensive care should go directly to a 24 hour urgent care facility.

Signs Your Pet Needs Urgent Care

Unsure if it’s an emergency? You can always call us for guidance. However, there are certain things you should be aware of. It’s an emergency if your pet:

  • Suffers any kind of blunt force trauma such as being hit by a car or falling a long way

  • Is lethargic and is refusing food or water
  • Is unconscious
  • Vomits blood or has blood in urine or feces

  • Experiences symptoms of a seizure or heatstroke

  • Ingests a toxic substance such as a household cleaner or pest poison

  • Shows signs of extreme pain such as shaking, refusal to socialize, and whining

  • Becomes disoriented and begins to bump into things

Please call ahead before coming in to ensure we have appropriate medical staff to effectively handle your pet's emergency. If we don't we will try and direct you to an emergency hospital equipped for 24 hour care.

During Our Office Hours, We’re Here to Help

We can either provide emergency care during our office hours, or we will send you to an emergency facility, depending on the type of emergency:

Monday - Saturday: 8:30am – 6:00pm
We are closed on Sunday.

After-Hours Emergencies

For after-hour emergencies, please contact:

Animal Surgical & Emergency Center

Phone: (310) 473-1561
1535 South Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital

Phone: (310) 558-6100
9599 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

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