Emergencies

We offer emergency coverage to our clients after operating hours, on weekends and on holidays. You may reach one of our veterinarians after hours through our answering service at our regular office phone number: (845) 427-2854.

Due to family obligations, we may occasionally be unavailable but will refer you to one of the emergency clinics in the area. However, you can always reach a veterinarian through our number.

Animal ER Veterinary Specialty Center of the Hudson Valley
www.vschv.com
1285 Route 9
Wappinger Falls, NY 12590
(845) 632-3200
This emergency clinic is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week The specialty center also has a board certified surgeon on staff as well as a board certified internal medicine specialist, and a board certified oncologist.

Orange County Animal Emergency Service
www.animalemergencyoc.com
517 Route 211 East (across from Gander Mountain)
Middletown, NY 10940
(845) 692-0260
The emergency clinics hours are 24-hours per day from 5 PM Friday until 8 AM Monday and all major holidays; and from 5PM through 8AM the following morning on Monday through Thursdays.

ASPCA Animal Poison Control
www.aspca.org/Home/Pet-care/poison-control.aspx
The premier animal-oriented poison control hotline in North America.
In cases of poisoning, call them at (888) 426-4435.
Have all medications/items your pet may have ingested on hand when you call poison control. Also bring them with you to the hospital.

What do I do if my pet has a medical emergency?

  • First, stay calm and make sure you and your pet are out of harms way (ie. If you pet got hit by a car, make sure you are safe from other oncoming traffic)
  • Keep your pet warm, and as quiet as possible. Keep movement of your pet to a minimum.
  • When handling your dog, muzzle them with a sock or anything that can tie around their snout to avoid getting bitten if they are in pain. If your cat is in pain use leather gloves or a very thick blanket to avoid getting bitten.
  • Contact your veterinary hospital immediately for further instructions. Do not show up to the hospital without calling if at all possible. This way they are prepared to handle your emergency with the proper equipment and personnel ready and waiting for your arrival.