Emergency Vets in Maryland

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

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List of Emergency Clinics in Maryland

ADDRESS: 808 Bestgate Road, Annapolis MD 21401
TEL:  (410) 224-0331
Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic (AAVEC) is a 24-hour emergency and critical care veterinary center in Annapolis, Maryland. We have an outstanding veterinary staff and are equipped to handle any pet emergency or critical care case 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
ADDRESS: 1209 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore MD 21286
TEL: (410) 252-8387
The only certified veterinary emergency and critical care center in Maryland. If you believe your pet may be experiencing an emergency, please call us immediately so we can assess the situation and help you with next steps.
ADDRESS: 6700 Laurel-Bowie Road, Bowie MD 20715
TEL: (301) 809-8800
We are a veterinary referral hospital and 24 hour emergency hospital. We have a wide range of veterinary specialties, including cardiology, internal medicine, surgery, neurology and radiology. Our specialists see patients by referral from your veterinarian.
ADDRESS: 1080 W Patrick Street, Frederick MD 21703
TEL: (301) 368-6259
CARE Veterinary Center is a leading specialty and emergency service facility located in the heart of Frederick, MD, but serving the tri-state area. Our team of surgeons, internists, veterinarians and technicians are always here to help care for your pet.
ADDRESS: 434 Prospect Boulevard, Frederick MD 21701
TEL: (301) 288-8387
We are Urgent Care for Pets! – quality, compassionate, timely veterinary care provided evenings and weekends. At VETURGENCY we provide an experienced team you can trust in your pets time of need to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions.
ADDRESS: 500 Perry Parkway, Gaithersburg MD 20877
TEL:  (301) 926-3300
Veterinary Referral Associates is one of the oldest and best known specialty veterinary and 24 hour emergency animal hospitals in the country, serving the Greater D.C. metropolitan area including Potomac, Frederick, Germantown, Bethesda, Silver Spring and Rockville, Maryland pets.
ADDRESS: 18501 Maugans Avenue, Suite 105, Hagerstown MD 21742
TEL:  (301) 733-7339
Mountain View Animal Emergency is a full service emergency veterinary hospital located in North Hagerstown. Serving the tri-state area since 2008, MVAE provides emergency care to dogs and cats.
ADDRESS: 1 Taft Court, Rockville MD 20850
TEL:  (301) 637-3228
Our 24 hour pet hospital in Rockville, MD, serves the Washington D.C. metro area including Bethesda, Friendship Heights and Chevy Chase.
ADDRESS: 11503 Rockville Pike Suite A, Rockville MD 20852
TEL:  (301) 770-5225
Metropolitan Animal Emergency and Specialty Center is the Greater Washington Metropolitan area’s pet care answer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We combine the passionate care you are accustomed to from your primary care veterinarian with the precision and effectiveness of emergency veterinary care requires.
ADDRESS: 402 Punkin Court, Salisbury MD 21804
TEL:  (410) 543-8400
Our hospital is equipped to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to care for your pets’health care needs.
ADDRESS: 1209 Cromwell Bridge Road, Towson MD 21286
TEL: (410) 252-8387
We Save lives. The only certified veterinary emergency and critical care center in Maryland.
ADDRESS: 1030 Baltimore Boulevard, Westminster MD 21157
TEL:  (410) 871-2000
Central Carroll Animal Emergency (CCAE) is proud to offer life-saving critical and emergency care to area pets.

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.