Emergency Vet In Fairfax, VA

Looking for an emergency vet in Fairfax, VA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Fairfax, VA

      VCA COMMONWEALTH ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 10860 Main Street, Fairfax VA 22030
      TEL: (703) 273-8183
      At VCA Animal Hospitals, your pet’s health is our top priority, provided through high-quality, professional care and genuine personal service. We pledge to instill client trust and confidence that your pet will always receive compassionate, gentle care, as well as high standards of veterinary medical services.

      LITTLE RIVER VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 4000 Burke Station Road, Fairfax VA 22032
      TEL: (703) 273-5110
      Little River Veterinary Clinic is a full service veterinary hospital designed to provide the latest and greatest technology to ensure that we offer the best care to our patients.

      TOWN & COUNTRY ANIMAL HOSPITAL (FAIRFAX)

      ADDRESS: 9836 Fairfax Boulevard, Fairfax VA 22030
      TEL: (703) 273-2110
      Since 1972, Town & Country Animal Hospital in Fairfax, VA has operated under the assumption that to perform outstanding veterinary services, our veterinarian and support staff must dedicate themselves fully to the care and comfort of our patients and their owners.

      CAMPBELL ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 3170 Campbell Drive, Fairfax VA 22031
      TEL: (703) 746-8693
      CAH is one of the most beautiful and well-equipped veterinary facilities in Northern Virginia. We designed our hospital to give warm and welcoming environment to our furry friends.

      MAINSTAY VETERINARY PRACTICE

      ADDRESS: 3083 Nutley Street, Fairfax VA 22031
      TEL: (703) 280-4588
      Our mission is to be an integral partner in maintaining the health and well-being of your pet by providing exemplary veterinary care, compassionate support, wellness education, and a collaborative connection to the community as an advocate for animals and the people who love them.


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      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.