Emergency Vet In Tacoma, WA

Looking for an emergency vet in Tacoma, WA? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.

      List of Emergency Vets in Tacoma, WA

      METROPOLITAN VETERINARY HOSPITAL (TACOMA)

      ADDRESS: 401 Fawcett Avenue, #100, Tacoma WA 98402
      TEL: (253) 274-0225
      We are a full-service animal hospital providing comprehensive pet healthcare services in Tacoma (TACOMA), WA. Our veterinarians offer a wide variety of medical, surgical and dental services. Our hospital has advanced equipment and technologies, including comprehensive in-house testing for accurate diagnosis, digital x-ray, surgical suite, dental suite, and a pharmacy. We are committed to providing quality care at every stage of your pet’s life.

      NORTH END VETERINARY HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 3819 North 25th Street, Tacoma WA 98406
      TEL: (253) 752-2265
      We believe passionately that your pets deserve the best possible medical and surgical care delivered with loving compassion. A warm, welcoming greeting, personal attention, gentle touch and exceptional care are part of what makes visits with North End Pet Hospital so unique.

      BLUEPEARL PET HOSPITAL (TACOMA)

      ADDRESS: 5608 South Durango Street, Tacoma WA 98409
      TEL: (253) 474-0791
      When you have a pet emergency, seconds count. We want you to know, we’re ready. If your pet has a condition that requires a specialist’s expertise, we’re ready for that too. Our experienced veterinarians, vet technicians and support staff work closely together to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves.

      SUMMIT VETERINARY REFERRAL CENTER

      ADDRESS: 2505 South 80th Street, Tacoma WA 98409
      TEL: (253) 983-1114
      We offer the most comprehensive collections of specialists under one roof in the Northwest. Interaction between the specialties keeps us all up to date and fosters innovative solutions to complicated medical problems. We believe that maintaining open lines of communication between your family, your primary care veterinarian, and your specialty team is essential to provide the best possible care for your pet.

      VCA PACIFIC AVENUE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

      ADDRESS: 10234 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 98444
      TEL: (253) 537-0241
      Here in Tacoma, VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital’s ten doctors and 40 staff members, each of whom have endeared pets of their own, are the type of warm, caring people you can trust giving medical attention to your beloved pets. Each member of the hospital’s extensive team of professionals keeps up to date on all the latest advancements in veterinary care through continuing education classes and by consulting with their VCA peers across the country.


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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.