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Emergency Veterinary Care

Westfield Animal Hospital has limited capacity to provide same day emergency and urgent veterinary care during our regular business hours. If your pet is having an emergency, call us immediately or contact one of the 24 hours emergency vets listed below.

(908) 233-6030

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Westfield Animal Hospital

Hours

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Sunday: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm

Call: (908) 233-6030

24 Hour Emergency Care

If your pet needs urgent or emergency care, contact one of the 24 hour emergency vets below:

AnimERge

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 908-707-9077


Garden State Veterinary Services

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 732-283-3535


Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is exhibiting any unusual symptoms or behaviors, please contact our office or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above right away.

In most emergency situations, the dependable and compassionate team at Westfield Animal Hospital provides veterinary care for pets. Animals are our passion, and we take pride in providing high-quality medical care when your pet is in desperate need.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

Follow these steps if you have a veterinary emergency.

  • Call Ahead - Call us immediately during regular business hours. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital on the list above to notify them of your impending arrival.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to alert the emergency pet hospital, you may be given instructions on how to administer first aid or otherwise care for your pet. Carefully follow these steps.
  • Remain Calm - Keep your cool and be extra cautious around your pet. When an animal is in pain, it is common for them to lash out at anyone who tries to help them, biting or scratching them.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself in danger! Bring your pet to our Westfield veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location listed above in a safe manner.

Emergency FAQs

Learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Westfield Animal Hospital by reading our most frequently asked questions below.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    During our regular clinic hours, Westfield Animal Hospital will do our best to provide same day emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs. You must contact us to make an appointment in advance if you need to bring your pet in for an emergency. We do not take walk-in emergencies. 

    If we are unable to accommodate your pet, we recommend that you visit the 24 hour emergency veterinarian location listed above.

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
    • Sunday: 09:00 am - 01:00 pm
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    Examples of situations requiring immediate attention include:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Like a human doctor's office, our Westfield animal hospital can be unpredictable, and you may have to wait.

    We have no way of knowing what cases we will encounter or when they will arrive. If at all possible, call ahead to see if we can provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to accommodate an emergency appointment with our veterinarian, we recommend that you go to the animal emergency hospital listed above, which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies necessitate 24-hour care. We provide overnight care for animals in need at Westfield Animal Hospital.

    Our dedicated team will treat your pet as if it were their own while in our care.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    We primarily treat cats and dogs at Westfield Animal Hospital for emergency and urgent care.

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Looking for a vet in Westfield? Our vets at Westfield Animal Hospital are now accepting new patients! Our friendly and welcoming vets love providing cats, dogs, and exotic pets with high-quality veterinary care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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