Emergency/Critical Care

Advanced Veterinary Emergency Care for Your Pet 24/7

VCA PetCare East provides immediate care for minor to major emergencies. You can count on VCA PetCare East to always be there for you and your pet. Our emergency and intensive care service is staffed by veterinarians and technicians with advanced training in emergency and critical care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so your pet is never alone.

If your pet should have a medical emergency, first contact your primary care veterinarian. If your veterinarian is not available or recommends a trip to VCA PetCare East, you should immediately bring your pet in. When possible, call before you come so that we can be prepared for your arrival. If you think your pet may be sick or injured and you’re not sure what to do, call VCA PetCare East at 707-579-3900 and speak to one of our experienced nurses. They will help assess the situation and determine whether your pet needs to be seen.

With experienced doctors, an in-house laboratory, high-tech imaging, well-equipped surgery suites, and extensive pharmacy, including blood transfusion products, your pet will receive the fastest and most effective care possible. Our emergency service uses technology and advanced skills to monitor, diagnose, and treat animals with acute or chronic illness or injury. While some patients can be treated and released the same day, others may be admitted for further stabilization. Patients with more serious or even life-threatening illnesses or injuries are admitted to our intensive care unit for close monitoring and definitive care. Our doctors discuss hospitalized patients twice daily, allowing each patient to benefit from the expertise of multiple doctors and to provide the best continuity of care possible.

If Referred from Another Veterinary Clinic

We believe in the team approach and that your family veterinarian is an integral part of that team. Your relationship with your family veterinarian is an important one and our goal is to act as an extension of their clinic to complement their care. They will be updated on your pet’s visit to the emergency service to enable them to continue to provide the best health care for your pet.

You are welcome to call for updates and to visit your pet while in our care. VCA PetCare East encourages visiting your pet while he or she in the hospital. Both pets and owners often find comfort when they are able to visit with one another.

• Please call ahead of time and arrange a visitation with a doctor or nurse.
• You may visit anytime except between the hours of 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
• Visits are limited to twice daily and we encourage coordinating multiple visitors to one time.
• Visits are limited to between 15–30 minutes at the discretion of the nurse.
There may be times when patient visits must be brief, such as when the pet is in ICU or if the hospital is extremely busy.

Contact Us

707-579-3900

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Highly knowledgeable and skilled veterinarians and well-trained, qualified staff are ready for your pet and you.
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