Emergency Vets in Norfolk, VA

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


      List of Emergency Vets in Norfolk, VA

      DOG & CAT HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 238 W. 21st Street, Norfolk VA 23517
      TEL: (757) 622-1788
      Conveniently located in the heart of Norfolk, the Dog & Cat Hospital has been a staple of the Hampton Roads community for nearly 80 years. It is our mission to provide the highest quality of health care to your pets.

      WEST ANIMAL CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 830 W 21st Street, Norfolk VA 23517
      TEL: (757) 622-4551
      Compassionate care for your animal companion is the cornerstone of West Animal Clinic. We are dedicated to providing a relaxed experience for you and your pet at every visit. Whether it’s a routine check-up or an emergency treatment, our staff responds quickly to your pet’s needs and takes the time to explain examinations and procedures clearly before any treatments are given.

      VCA ANIMAL CARE CENTER

      ADDRESS: 1228 W. Little Creek Road, Norfolk VA 23505
      TEL: (757) 423-3900
      We look forward to getting to know you and your pets. Our experienced staff aims to make personal connections with our clients so that we can address your pets’ every need in a timely manner. Whether your pets require medical attention, surgery,grooming, or a night in our boarding facility, the dedicated members of our team will provide the highest level of care.

      BAYVIEW VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 7930 Chesapeake Boulevard, Suite B, Norfolk VA 23518
      TEL: (757) 588-1909
      We understand that your four-legged friends are important family members. You can entrust their care to the dedicated staff at Bayview Veterinary Clinic. We keep current on the latest developments and treatment options and our decades of experience enables us to quickly diagnose and treat illness and offer quality preventative care to maximize your pet’s happy and healthy life.

      BOULEVARD VETERINARY HOSPITAL (NORFOLK)

      ADDRESS: 6636 E. Virginia Beach Boulevard, Norfolk VA 23502
      TEL: (757) 461-4416
      If you are a pet owner who is seeking an experienced and compassionate veterinarian in a well-equipped animal hospital, you need look no further than Boulevard Veterinary Hospital. As a full service clinic, we offer complete preventative care, emergency care, surgical services and luxury boarding accommodations.
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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.

      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 maneuver by giving a sharp blow to their chest.

      CPR:

      • 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.