Emergency Vets in Washington, DC

Looking for an emergency vet in Washington, DC? Search for your nearest animal hospital below.


      List of Emergency Vets in Washington, DC

      DUPONT VETERINARY CLINIC (WASHINGTON DC)

      ADDRESS: 2022 P Street NW, Washington DC 20036
      TEL: (202) 466-2211
      Dupont Veterinary Clinic is located in the beautiful Dupont Circle neighborhood in the heart of Washington, D.C. and has been providing compassionate and quality veterinary care in the city since 1991. Our veterinarians have over 65 years of combined experience and specialize exclusively in the care of dogs and cats. All of our veterinarians have emergency hospital experience and two of our veterinarians, including our medical director, have extensive shelter medicine backgrounds.

      CITYPAWS ANIMAL HOSPITAL (14TH ST NW)

      ADDRESS: 1823 14th Street NW, Washington DC 20009
      TEL: (202) 232-7297
      At CityPaws Animal Hospital, caring for your pet is not only our expertise; it’s what we love to do. Instead of just treating our patients, we place a high value on developing long-term relationships with members of the community, with two veterinary hospital locations serving U Street Corridor, Logan Circle, 14th Street, Cleveland Park, Glover Park, Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas. Our staff has the compassion to treat every pet like a personal friend and is skilled at handling a variety of situations. Each day is unique, and we are prepared to deal with challenges and celebrate victories.

      UNION VETERINARY CLINIC

      ADDRESS: 609 2nd Street NE, Washington DC 20002
      TEL: (202) 544-2500
      Established in 2002, we are a full-service, small animal veterinary clinic providing comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care. We serve several neighborhoods, including Capitol Hill, H Street Corridor, Atlas District, the Navy Yard, and NOMA. Our staff veterinarians are Dr. Allison Gross, Dr. Melissa Lehmann, Dr. Carey Cornett and Dr. Sophie Stenner.

      CITYPAWS ANIMAL HOSPITAL (CONNECTICUT AVE NW)

      ADDRESS: 3513 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008
      TEL: (202) 810-7297
      At CityPaws Animal Hospital, caring for your pet is not only our expertise; it’s what we love to do. Instead of just treating our patients, we place a high value on developing long-term relationships with members of the community, with two veterinary hospital locations serving U Street Corridor, Logan Circle, 14th Street, Cleveland Park, Glover Park, Mount Pleasant and surrounding areas. Our staff has the compassion to treat every pet like a personal friend and is skilled at handling a variety of situations. Each day is unique, and we are prepared to deal with challenges and celebrate victories.

      DISTRICT VETERINARY HOSPITAL (7TH STREET SE)

      ADDRESS: 240 7th Street SE, Washington DC 20003
      TEL: (202) 888-2090
      We are here to serve you, the client, and keep your furry friends healthy and happy as long as possible. At the core we believe medicine and client satisfaction is about practicing great medicine in an environment where clients feel comfortable and are able to freely communicate with doctors and staff to address all issues and concerns. We will open early and close late. And should the need arise, we’ll even bring the pet back home.

      ALTASVET

      ADDRESS: 1326 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002
      TEL: (202) 552-8600
      AtlasVet is very proud of it’s team and of the clinic we have become. We are also very thankful for the unwavering support from surrounding businesses and our passionate clientele. Dr. Antkowiak and Dr. Miller will continue to work on bettering AtlasVet in order to keep it the Best of DC in our community’s eyes.

      DISTRICT VETERINARY HOSPITAL (10TH STREET NE)

      ADDRESS: 3748 10th Street NE, Washington DC 20017
      TEL: (202) 827-1230
      We are here to serve you, the client, and keep your furry friends healthy and happy as long as possible. At the core we believe medicine and client satisfaction is about practicing great medicine in an environment where clients feel comfortable and are able to freely communicate with doctors and staff to address all issues and concerns. We will open early and close late. And should the need arise, we’ll even bring the pet back home.

      FRIENDSHIP HOSPITAL FOR ANIMALS

      ADDRESS: 4105 Brandywine St, Washington DC 20016
      TEL: (202) 363-7300
      Friendship Emergency & Critical Care Services is VECCS-certified Level I Facility, led by the District’s only board-certified Criticalists. Our service functions 24 hours a day to provide excellent emergency care, critical/intensive care and hospitalization services. Our experienced and highly skilled team is ready to intervene as quickly as needed to assure the highest likelihood of a successful outcome for your pet.

      GEORGETOWN VETERINARY HOSPITAL (DC)

      ADDRESS: 4105 Brandywine Street NW, Washington DC 20016
      TEL: (202) 363-7300
      We are Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, a full service, companion animal hospital serving the Georgetown community in Washington, DC since the late 1940’s. Our mission is to enhance the human-animal bond by providing personalized, compassionate, professional care to our clients and their animal companions. We emphasize prevention and early detection of disease, with aggressive therapy. We strive to work with our clients in pursing the optimal course of action in the care of their animal companions.

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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.