Emergency Vets in Middletown, DE

Looking for an emergency vet in Middletown, DE? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

List of Emergency Vets in Middletown, DE


ADDRESS: 370 E Main Street, Middletown DE 19709
TEL: (302) 376-1400
Dr. John Heller and the rest of the Main Street Veterinary Clinic’s staff are dedicated to providing you, our friends and neighbors, with quality and compassionate Middletown veterinary care for your animal companions. Our focus is on preventative medicine to reduce illness, and on providing you with the information needed to make medical and surgical decisions for your pet.


ADDRESS: 741 North Broad Street, Middletown DE 19709
TEL: (302) 376-7506
Atlantic Veterinary Center has been proudly serving the Middletown/Odessa/Townsend area with all their veterinary needs since 1996. We are a high-quality practice with a warm, small town feel.


ADDRESS: 5360 Summit Bridge Road, Suite 2 & 3, Middletown DE 19709
TEL: (302) 464-1255
Companion Animal Veterinary Associates strives to provide lifetime wellness and medical care for companion animals by educating the client and making care a team endeavor between the veterinary staff and pet owner, taking into account the owner’s individual needs and abilities.


ADDRESS: 366 Warwick Road, Middletown DE 19709
TEL: (302) 378-2342
Middletown Veterinary Hospital was established by Dr. David Beste and has been serving the MOT area since 1982!
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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 stabilize 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 maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.


  • If your pet is unconscious 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.