Emergency Vets in Mississippi

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

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List of Emergency Clinics in Mississippi

ADDRESS: 8144 East Oaklawn Road, Biloxi MS 39532
TEL: (228) 392-7474
The Gulf Coast Veterinary Hospital was established to provide quality after hours emergency and critical care for your pet when your regular Doctor is not available.
ADDRESS: 1009 Treetops Boulevard, Flowood MS 39232
TEL: (601) 939-8999
The Animal Emergency & Referral Center (AERC) is a state-of-the-art facility for advanced emergency, specialty and surgical care located in Flowood, Mississippi, that is affiliated with the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine.
ADDRESS: 3422 Hardy Street, Hattiesburg MS 39402
TEL:  (601) 264-5785
Everything you need, in one location. Take advantage of an array of routine pet care services performed by experienced veterinarians and staff – including boarding, dental treatment, grooming, and vaccinations.
ADDRESS: 107 Fairfield Drive, Suite 60, Hattiesburg MS 39402
TEL:  (601) 450-3838
Emergency Vets is the clear choice for your after-hours emergency veterinary needs. We treat small animals including dogs and cats. If you own pocket pets, birds, or reptiles, please call ahead to assure we have a vet on site who can care for your pet.
ADDRESS: 4516 8th Street, Meridian MS 39307
TEL:  (601) 482-5159
Meridian Animal Clinic is a full-service animal veterinary clinic and hospital that has been providing the Meridian community with expert medical treatment in combination with personal and compassionate service since 1974.

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.