Emergency by Referral, Mon-Fri 8:00am-Midnight

Emergency & Critical Care

Please note that we only see emergencies Monday-Friday from 8:00am-Midnight. Daytime emergencies are by referral from your primary care veterinarian.

If your pet is sick, injured, or experiencing an emergency and your primary care veterinarian is not available, please call us at (203) 838-6626.

Our Emergency and Critical Care Department uses the latest technology and advanced skills to monitor, diagnose, and treat pets with acute or chronic illness. The most severe and life-threatening emergencies are managed in our critical care unit. Our emergency team, and critical care specialist, work closely with other departments to provide the best patient care and treatment, and provide timely updates to owners and primary care veterinarians.

Common emergencies include:

  • Trauma (bites, wounds, hit by car, falls, other)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Urination issues
  • Allergic reactions
  • Collapse
  • Heat stroke
  • Foreign object or toxin ingestion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures

We understand your fears when an emergency happens to your beloved pet. Dealing with an emergency is stressful and it’s a time when you need timely, accurate, and compassionate treatment from the moment you present for the initial triage (assessing the urgency) of your pet’s condition to hearing the results of diagnostics, receiving timely status updates, and learning whether follow up is needed by your family veterinarian or a veterinary specialist. Whether your pet can be treated and released the same day, requires hospitalization for further stabilization, or needs to be admitted to our critical care unit for close monitoring and advanced life-support measures, we are here for you and your pet every step of the way.

Our services include:

  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Surgery
  • Patient Monitoring
  • Oxygen & Ventilation Therapy
  • Endoscopy
  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Special Nutrition
  • In-House Laboratory Testing
  • Supportive Care
  • Group-Supportive Care with Patient Monitoring