When a problem arises with your pet, the event can be stressful, frustrating, and even downright terrifying. At Village Vet of Urbana, our pet health professionals never want you to feel like you can’t give us a call. We’re always here to help, no matter the situation or your pet’s needs!
If you are experiencing an emergency or serious issue involving the health of your pet, please contact the professionals at Village Vet of Urbana right away so we know to expect you.
Our regular business hours are:
- Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 6:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am to 12:00pm
Pet emergencies can be scary, but our expert team of veterinarians is here to help. For emergency care, call us immediately or visit our offices during business hours. You can find us at:
Village Vet of Urbana
3315 Worthington Blvd.
Ijamsville, MD 21754
When to Call for Emergency Veterinary Services
While our pets are full of personality, they can’t quite communicate in words, which can make diagnosing an emergency situation sometimes hard to determine. Typically, we would urge you to contact our team any time you feel your pet’s life or well-being may be in danger. Abnormal behaviors, sudden shifts in routine, unusual calls or sounds—these can all be a good reason to be more alert about your pet’s behavior and to seek professional advice.
Our experts are always happy to help, and we can assist you in determining whether or not you have an emergency on your hands. Here’s a quick guide to determining whether your pet needs emergency care:
- Physical injury. Pets aren’t equipped to simply shrug off even smaller injuries. If your pet has an open wound, is limping, or shows obvious signs of pain or bruising, it’s a safe bet to consider it an emergency.
- Vomiting. A one-off vomit isn’t necessarily all that unusual for many pets, but repeated episodes, violent vomiting, or vomiting accompanying other symptoms should always be considered a serious risk.
- Suspicion of poisoning. If you suspect your pet may have ingested a poisonous substance, please contact our healthcare professionals immediately.
- Abnormal breathing. Exceptionally shallow, rapid, or labored breathing is a clear sign that something’s gone wrong. These situations need to be addressed immediately.
- Pained sounds. You’re probably somewhat familiar with a startled yelp or yowl, but any consistent pained sound is a very clear sign of a potential emergency. This is as close as your pet can get to outright telling you something is wrong, and you should never ignore it.
- Loss of consciousness. Sudden loss of consciousness or flickering consciousness is a very scary problem to deal with. Call our veterinary staff immediately for a priority emergency care response.
- Seizure. Whether your pet is prone to seizure or has a history of them, no episode should be ignored. Speak with our care professionals to learn what you should do.
- Any presence of blood. In almost any situation, the presence of blood is an absolute certainty that your pet needs immediate care.
Whether you’re experiencing one of the issues listed above or an entirely different problem, please contact our emergency vets right away! If you’re worried that you may be experiencing a veterinary emergency, we’re here to help you determine the right course of action.
Emergency Vet Services in Urbana
If you’re experiencing an emergency with your pet in Urbana, Ijamsville, Buckeystown, Green Valley, or Monrovia, contact our care team right away! We can meet your emergency care needs at any time. For emergency care, call us or visit our offices during business hours.