Emergency Vets in Arkansas

Looking for an emergency vet in Arkansas? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

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List of Emergency Clinics in Arkansas

ADDRESS: 3725 College Avenue, Conway, AR 72034
TEL: (501) 585-7778
Out West Veterinary Center and Urgent Care is a full service small animal veterinary hospital. We provide routine and convenient veterinary care as well as urgent care services.
ADDRESS: 11619 Pleasant Ridge Road, Little Rock, AR 72212
TEL: (501) 224-3784
You can trust the compassionate team at Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists to provide the quality care your pet deserves. We are staffed with emergency veterinarians 24 hours / 7 days a week to provide your pet with comprehensive care when they need it most. We also offer the services of board-certified veterinary specialists during our regular weekday hours.
ADDRESS: 777 Mathias Drive, Suite B, Springdale, AR 72762
TEL: (479) 927-0007
The Animal Emergency and Specialty Center of Northwest Arkansas provides small animal emergency veterinary care for all of Northwest Arkansas and surrounding areas 24 hours a day/7 days a week, including all holidays. We have a veterinarian and emergency-trained staff on duty at all hours.

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

Has your pet experienced some kind of trauma and in need in emergency care? Here are some of the signs to look when determining whether your pet needs an emergency vet:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

How To Handle Your Injured Pet

It is possible that your pet can act aggressively when they’ve been injured. It’s important to be careful how you handle them for their safety and your own.

For Dogs:

  • Be calm and go slow when approaching.
  • If your dog appears aggressive, get someone to help you.
  • Fashion a makeshift stretcher and carefully lift your dog onto it.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

For Cats:

  • Cover your cats head gently with a towel, to prevent them from biting you.
  • Very carefully, lift your cat into its carrier or a box.
  • Support their neck and back as you move them in case of spinal injuries.

First Aid Treatment At Home

Depending on the situation, there are some actions you can take at home to stabalize your pet before transporting them to an emergency vet.

Bleeding:

  • If your pet is bleeding externally due to a trauma, apply pressure to the wound quickly and hold it there.
  • If possible, elevate the injury.

Choking:

  • If your pet is choking on a foreign object, put your fingers in their mouth and try to remove the blockage.
  • If you’re unable to remove the blockage, perform a modified version of the Heimlich manouver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

CPR:

  • If your pet is unconcious and unresponsive, you may need to perform CPR.
  • First, check if your pet is breathing and if they have a heartbeat. If you cannot find either, start chest compressions.
  • Perform 30 chest compressions followed by two rescue breaths. Repeat this until your pet starts breathing on their own again.
  • To give a rescue breath, close your pets mouth and extend their neck to open the airway. Place your mouth over your pets nose and exhale until you see your pets chest rise.
  • Check for a heartbeat every 2 minutes.
  • Continue giving your pet CPR until you reach an emergency vet.