Emergency Vets in Rutland, VT

Looking for an emergency vet in Rutland, VT? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

List of Emergency Vets in Rutland, VT


ADDRESS: 159 River Street, Rutland VT 05701
TEL: (802) 773-4771
Riverside Veterinary Care is a full-service, AAHA accredited animal hospital and welcomes both emergency treatment cases as well as patients in need of routine medical, surgical, and dental care.


ADDRESS: 298 US Route 4E, Rutland VT 05701
TEL: (802) 773-7711
At Eastwood Animal Clinic, we treat each pet that comes through our doors as if they are our own. We strive to provide the best possible experience for you and your pet(s). Eastwood Animal Clinic uses the latest equipment and medical procedures to ensure your pet receives the highest quality care available.


ADDRESS: 90 East Pittsford Road, Rutland VT 05701
TEL: (802) 773-2779
At Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center, each veterinarian provides top-quality veterinary care to the Rutland, VT pet community. With 24/7 emergency care, expert orthopedic surgery, and compassionate wellness care, our animal hospital aims to meet every need your pet may have throughout their lifetime.
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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.