Emergency Vets in California

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List of Emergency Clinics in California

ADDRESS: 1312 Sunset Avenue, Antioch, CA 94509
TEL: (925) 754-5001
VCA East Bay Veterinary Emergency has been providing quality compassionate veterinary care for East Contra Costa County’s beloved family pets since 2006.
ADDRESS: 4300 Easton Drive, Suite 1, Bakersfield, CA 93309
TEL: (661) 322-6019
The Animal Emergency & Urgent Care (AEUC) is a 24-hour auxiliary veterinary facility. We are here for emergency and urgent care needs when your regular veterinary hospital is not open.
ADDRESS: 8610 Harris Road, Bakersfield, CA 93311
TEL: (661) 327-4444
Founded in 1923, Bakersfield Veterinary Hospital has a long history and reputation for providing compassionate, comprehensive, and skilled veterinary care for both small and large animals in the Kern County area. We are dedicated to providing all animals with the highest quality and most modern veterinary medicine, combined with old-fashioned personalized care and service.
ADDRESS: 2310 Faraday Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92008
TEL: (760) 517-8243
The Carlsbad hospital is staffed with board-certified veterinary specialists and experienced emergency medical teams.
ADDRESS: 885 Canarios Court, Suite 108, Chula Vista, CA 91910
TEL: (619) 591-4802
The Pet Emergency & Specialty Center of San Diego is available when you need us. Both of our hospitals have emergency doctors on site 24/7 providing the highest level of personalized and compassionate care for your pet.
ADDRESS: 2430 S Escondido Boulevard, Escondido, CA 92025
TEL: (760) 738-9600
So whether you have a cat with a fracture, a dog who has been bitten by a rattlesnake, or your pet has ingested something toxic, we will provide swift, compassionate care to help them feel better.
ADDRESS: 1618 Washington Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539
TEL: (510) 657-6343
Open 24/7, Beacon Veterinary Specialists offers the area’s pet owners with some of the best medical expertise in advanced surgery, internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, neurology, and emergency & critical care available.
ADDRESS: 1639 N Fresno Street, Fresno, CA 93703
TEL: (559) 486-0520
We know your pet is very important to you: a companion, a friend, a confidante and a member of your family. And, like any family member, your pet deserves the finest possible care. You will find the best emergency and critical care services available at 24/7 PetVets (formerly Veterinary Emergency Service).
ADDRESS: 7375 N. Palm Bluffs Avenue, Fresno, CA 93711
TEL: (559) 437-3766
Our goal here at Fresno Pet Emergency & Referral Center Inc. has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care. The Fresno Pet Emergency & Referral Center Inc. team displays an unrivaled commitment to our clients through continuing education, technological advances in veterinary medicine and most importantly, administering compassionate care to all dogs and cats entrusted to us.
ADDRESS: 6606 North Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710
TEL: (559) 451-0800
Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center is a 24-hour emergency and critical care facility that is dedicated to providing excellence in emergency, surgery, and critical patient care.
ADDRESS: 3920 N. Harbor Boulevard, Fullerton, CA 92835
TEL: (714) 681-1979
We are the Orange County Emergency Pet Clinics, and we have two locations to serve your after-hours animal emergencies: one in Fullerton and one in Garden Grove.
ADDRESS: 12750 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA 92843
TEL: (714) 462-1829
We are the Orange County Emergency Pet Clinics, and we have two locations to serve your after-hours animal emergencies.
ADDRESS: 4720 E Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90804
TEL: (562) 354-0107
If your beloved family pet suddenly becomes ill or injured, expertise and time count. Long Beach Animal Emergency is open after normal business hours to support you and your pet when your family veterinarian is not available. Experienced and dedicated doctors and nurses are on premise at all times.
ADDRESS: 4254 Eagle Rock Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90065
TEL: (323) 254-7382
Eagle Rock Emergency Pet Clinic is a full-service animal emergency clinic where we also offer emergency surgeries as well as urgent care and support.
ADDRESS: 6565 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038
TEL: (855) 350-7387
Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital is a 24-hour specialty and emergency animal hospital located in the heart of Hollywood, California. You can feel comfortable knowing that you’ve come to the right animal hospital. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
ADDRESS: 4641 Colorado Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90039
TEL: (818) 244-7977
At VCA Animal Specialty Group in Los Angeles, we take animal emergency and specialty care seriously. Every day, our board-certified specialists, leading veterinarians, advanced technicians, and compassionate staff apply their knowledge, experience, skills, and love of animals to the compassionate care of seriously ill and injured pets – from wherever they may come.
ADDRESS: 1900 S. Sepulveda Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90025
TEL: (310) 473-2951
Welcome to VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, the most comprehensive advanced care veterinary facility, serving Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange and Ventura counties and the surrounding communities. Established in 1984, we are one of the oldest and largest veterinary hospitals in the country. Our hospital provides Emergency and Critical Care for pets, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
ADDRESS: 1520 Standiford Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350
TEL: (209) 527-8844
We offer complete emergency care, so you never have to worry or travel far. You’ll find everything from emergency care to endoscopic surgery in our conveniently located clinic. Our veterinarians and nurses are here for one reason: to save pets’ lives.
ADDRESS: 39809 Avenida Acacias, Suite E, Murrieta, CA 92563
TEL: (951) 600-9803
We are one of the nation’s leading providers of advanced veterinary services for pets in need of critical emergency care and treatment of severe acute and chronic illnesses. Our board certified team of specialists and experienced emergency doctors work as one unit to provide the best integrated veterinary care available.
ADDRESS: 11057 E. Rosecrans Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
TEL: (562) 863-2522
At Crossroads Animal Emergency, we’re ready to help you with a wide range of pet emergency veterinarian needs and provide comprehensive treatment and aftercare for your pets.
ADDRESS: 4229 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92503
TEL: (951) 689-0440
Based in Riverside, Arlington Animal Hospital has served the Inland Empire for over 50 years. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary care to our patients.
ADDRESS: 1100 Atlantic Street, Roseville, CA 95678
TEL: (916) 783-4655
Atlantic Street Pet Emergency Center is an Ethos hospital providing 24/7 emergency care. We make sure that you and your family veterinarian are well informed and actively participate in the decisions made for your pet.
ADDRESS: 9205 Sierra College Boulevard, #120, Roseville, CA 95661
TEL: (916) 757-6600
MarQueen is recognized as a world-class specialty and emergency veterinary facility. Your dog or cat will be treated by doctors who are known as foremost experts in their field. Our facility exclusively uses state-of-the-art technology, and when you put those together, magic happens.
ADDRESS: 7625 Freeport Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95832
TEL: (916) 428-9202
VCA Mueller Pet Medical Center & The Pet Inn is a full-service AAHA-Accredited veterinary facility offering compassionate, high quality and state-of-the-art medical care to residents in the greater Sacramento area, as well as urgent and emergency care to several surrounding communities.
ADDRESS: 7425 Greenhaven Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831
TEL: (916) 231-4445
Vista Veterinary Specialists is a 24-hour veterinary hospital providing both emergency and specialized care for companion animals.
ADDRESS: 9801 Old Winery Place, Sacramento, CA 95827
TEL: (916) 362-3111
At VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center, our goal, in partnership with your veterinarian, is to provide compassionate care of the highest quality for your pet.
ADDRESS: 5610 Kearny Mesa Road, Suite B, San Diego, CA 92111
TEL: (858) 560-8006
Serving San Diego since 1981, VCA Animal Specialty Group has earned a reputation for ease and efficiency of referrals, excellent patient care and outstanding post-surgical management. The Emergency Department at VCA Animal Specialty Group is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
ADDRESS: 2317 Hotel Circle South, San Diego, CA 92108
TEL: (619) 299-2400
The VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center in San Diego utilizes the latest in state of the art equipment and technologies and has consistently earned the top rating from the American Animal Hospital Association. We have been working closely with referring primary care veterinarians for the health of pets since 1972, serving the greater San Diego area including Point Loma, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, National City, La Jolla, and Mission Bay.
ADDRESS: 1333 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
TEL: (415) 566-0540
We are the ONLY 24/7 hospital in SF and receive patients the entire twenty-four hours. Initially, we can offer car service during daytime hours from 8 am to 6 pm. We are working quickly to expand this.
ADDRESS: 600 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
TEL: (415) 401-9200
The first multi-specialty veterinary referral hospital in San Francisco, VCA SFVS has served the Bay Area since 1997. Our full-service hospital offers specialized care, diagnostics and treatment, including internal medicine, surgery, oncology, neurology and neurosurgery, cardiology, dermatology, complementary and integrative medicine, dentistry, behavior, critical care, and 24/7 emergency care for dogs and cats.
ADDRESS: 7160 Santa Teresa Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95139
TEL: (408) 649-7070
Located in San Jose, California, we provide advanced surgical, medical, neurological, emergency/critical care for dogs and cats. We work closely with your family veterinarian throughout California to provide the highest quality of veterinary care.
ADDRESS: 5406 Thornwood Drive, San Jose, CA 95123
TEL: (408) 578-5622
For 40 years, the mission of United Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Animal Clinic has been to provide Santa Clara County with quality, compassionate emergency veterinary care. In 2011 we became the first 24/7 emergency-only hospital in the area.
ADDRESS: 1376 Erringer Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065
TEL: (805) 306-0633
Dr. Ron’s Animal Hospital has been providing quality pet care in Simi Valley for over 19 years. Although we are a full care facility, our main goal is to keep your pet healthy with preventative examinations and affordable vaccinations, spay and neutering, and dental care.
ADDRESS: 7707 West Lane, Suite A, Stockton, CA 95210
TEL: (209) 472-7387
All Creatures Veterinary Emergency Clinic is proud to serve Stockton and surrounding areas. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of veterinary medicine along with friendly, compassionate service.
ADDRESS: 1661 W. Fremont Street, Stockton, CA 95203
TEL: (209) 467-8727
We provide the highest quality surgery, radiology, cardiology and emergency care available in the Central Valley for pets in need of a specialist or after-hours assistance. A complete in-house lab, digital radiology, and CT scanner enhance the spectrum of our services.
ADDRESS: 27443 Jefferson Avenue, Temecula, CA 92590
TEL: (951) 695-5044
The Emergency Pet Clinic of Temecula has been providing the highest level of personalized and compassionate care for your pets since 1992. Supported and owned by local veterinarians, we provide emergency veterinary services to Southwest Riverside County and surrounding areas when your regular veterinarian is not available (nights, weekends and major holidays).
ADDRESS: 2551 W. 190th Street, Torrance, CA 90504
TEL: (310) 320-8300
Advanced Critical Care, Emergency and Specialty Services provides veterinarians and pet owners with advanced medical treatment supported by cutting-edge technology.
ADDRESS: 12180 Ridgecrest Road, #122, Victorville, CA 92395
TEL: (760) 962-1122
Providing emergency services for pets isn’t a job for us. It’s a calling. It’s who we are, and who we’re meant to be. We come in to work to save lives. And this core belief is what pushes us to deliver on world-class patient care for every patient, every time.
ADDRESS: 4240 W. Mineral King Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291
TEL: (559) 739-7054
As an emergency facility located in Visalia, California, we provide a broad spectrum of diagnostic treatments and procedures. Results of multiple tests and blood work can be available within minutes to provide the quickest and most accurate results necessary prior to the treatment of your beloved pet.

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.