Emergency Vet In Philadelphia, PA

Looking for an emergency vet in Philadelphia, PA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Philadelphia, PA

      VCA CAT HOSPITAL OF PHILADELPHIA

      ADDRESS: 226 S. 20th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103
      TEL: (215) 567-6446
      We are feline experts – our doctors and technicians pursue continuing education in feline medicine year round to stay abreast of the most current veterinary knowledge and technology.

      ART CITY VETS

      ADDRESS: 2001 Hamilton Street, Condo Unit 1, Philadelphia PA 19130
      TEL: (215) 563-8387
      Health is our top priority. We provide the highest quality care using a wide range of wellness and preventative care options tailored to their specific needs.

      CENTER CITY VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 37 South 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
      TEL: (215) 923-2284
      Center City Veterinary Hospital offers a uniquely personal experience to canine and feline companions and their owners. Our intense focus on pet wellness supports vigorous, long-term health.

      VETERINARY SPECIALTY & EMERGENCY CENTER

      ADDRESS: 1114 South Front Street, Philadelphia PA 19147
      TEL: (267) 800-1950
      Our mission is to enhance the human-animal bond by providing our community of referring veterinarians and pet owners with exceptional specialty and emergency care.

      RYAN VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 3900 Spruce Street, Philadelphia PA 19104
      TEL: (215) 746-8387
      Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling more than 30,000 patient visits a year, some 9,000 of which are emergency cases.

      WISSAHICKON CREEK VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 7376 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19128
      TEL: (215) 483-9896
      Wissahickon Creek Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital, welcoming both emergency treatment cases as well as pet patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.


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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.