Late nights, weekends, and holidays, or any time that you are unable to reach your primary care veterinarian, we are here to help. At Veterinary Medical And Surgical Group–OC (VMSG-OC), our Orange County veterinarians are specially trained in emergency medicine and triage.
Emergency veterinary care is the treatment of animals in situations that require immediate attention, or could potentially be life-threatening.
The following situations are considered emergencies, and require immediate care. If your pet has had an accident or is experiencing any of these symptoms get them to our office straight away.
Our emergency clinic offers state-of-the-art emergency care for your four-legged family members and is equipped to provide hospitalization, specialized diagnostics, and complete surgical services.
It always is best to call us ahead if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.
If the situation does not allow time for you to call, please do not hesitate to bring your pet to our clinic for immediate attention.
We are open 24/7 for 365 days a year.
A veterinary emergency hospital is just like a human emergency department—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive, but we will prioritize cases by their medical needs.
We provide a comfortable area for waiting and we will do our best to keep you updated about wait times and the status of your pet.
Yes, we keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet’s medical history and files to ensure seamless, integrated care.
A critical care cpecialist is a board-certified veterinary specialist in emergency and critical care. This person is dedicated to treating life-threatening conditions, from illness to trauma.
We understand that emergencies can be stressful for you and your pet. Knowing what to expect at our emergency veterinary clinic will make the process easier for both of you.
You will be escorted to an exam room and asked to complete our New Patient Form if you have not already done so.
A veterinary technician will triage your pet, before a veterinarian completes a full exam.
Once your pet has been assessed, our veterinarians will formulate a treatment plan so they can receive the best possible care.
We'll also keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet’s medical history, files and treatment plan.