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IMPORTANT! Effective September 1st, we will be closing our OVERNIGHT EMERGENCY SERVICE on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

In an Emergency

In case of emergency, please call us immediately at 845-565-7387. Our emergency service is open from 6pm Friday through 7am Tuesday.

If you have an emergency after hours on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, please contact one of the following nearby emergency care clinics:

Referral 24 Hour Hospitals

VCA Katonah Bedford Veterinary Center (Westchester County)
546 N Bedford Road, Bedford Hills NY 10507
(914) 241-7700 45 minutes from Flannery

Oradell Animal Hospital (Bergen County near Paramus Park Mall)
580 Winters Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652
(201) 262-0010 45 minutes from Flannery

Overnights and Weekends Only (No Weekdays)

Guardian Veterinary Emergency Orange County (Formerly OCAES)
517 Route 211 East, Middletown, NY 10941
(845) 692-0260 25 minutes from Flannery
M-Tu-W-Th 6p-7a Fri 6p through Mon 7a

Animal Emergency Clinic of the Hudson Valley (Poughkeepsie)
84 Patrick Lane #8, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
(845) 471-8242 35 minutes from Flannery
6p-8a Mon-Fri 24 hours Sat and Sun

Find out what might constitute an Emergency below.

   • Difficulty Breathing - Noisy breathing, blue tongue or gums, abnormal panting, gasping for air, or very shallow breathing.
   • Unstoppable Bleeding - Before transporting, apply pressure with a clean cloth. Do not use a tourniquet.
   • Inability to Urinate or Defecate - Continuously straining with little or no result. Blood in stool or urine, painful urination or defecation.
   • Heatstroke - Signs include: heavy panting, extreme weakness, a body temperature above 104F. Wrap your pet in cool, wet towels prior to transporting.
   • Bloated or Distended Abdomen - With or without vomiting.
   • Inability To Deliver Kittens or Puppies - Continuous contractions for more than 4 hours, or more than 2 hours between babies, or more than 15 minutes of labor with fetus or membranes protruding.
   • Loss of balance, Unconsciousness, or Seizure - Tremors, staggering, convulsions, sudden blindness, fainting, tilting of the head, or sudden changes in behavior, such as unusual withdrawal or aggression. 
   • Pain - Especially continuous pain. Signs of pain in animals include whimpering, restlessness, crying, and reluctance to move or change position, dilated pupils and a fast heart rate.
   • Major Trauma or Injury - If your pet has fallen, been hit by a car, or has suffered wounds anywhere on the body, but especially to the eye, chest or abdomen, or has broken bones.
   • Shock - If your pet shows signs of weakness, collapse, shallow breathing, rapid heartbeat, or weak pulses.
   • Poisoning - If you believe your pet has been exposed to a poison, call first, then bring the container with you if you have it, or the commercial name or chemical name with a list of ingredients. Common poisoning: insecticides, snail bait, antifreeze, rat poison, over-the-counter drugs (Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.), prescription medications, snake bites and some plants.
   • Vomiting and/or Diarrhea - Excessive, continuous, or contains blood.
   • Lameness - Continuous, not bearing weight on limb, or swollen limb.
   • Eyes - Eye injuries, sudden blindness, cloudiness or abnormal discharge.
   • Allergic Reactions - Swollen face, hives, red skin, difficulty breathing, severe itching or a rash.
   • Diabetics - Shaking, excessive salivation, abnormal behavior, excessive vomiting, seizures.
   • General - Severe lethargy, anorexia, fever greater than 104F or anything else that concerns you.

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