Emergency Care

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Pet Emergency & Urgent Care Services

in the Hamptons and East End of Long Island

At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, we know that your furry friend is an important member of your family. That's why we're here for you when they need us the most. Our team understands the urgency of providing prompt and expert veterinary care in emergency situations, which is why we offer same-day appointments for urgent and emergency cases.

We understand that pets are most comfortable in familiar surroundings, which is why we strive to create a calm and welcoming environment for your pet during their time of need. Our team is equipped and experienced in handling most urgent care and emergency situations, providing peace of mind to you and compassionate care to your pet.

In the rare instance that your pet requires veterinary care outside of our regular hours, we have a trusted network of nearby 24/7 animal hospitals that we can recommend to ensure your pet receives the necessary care they need. At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, we're committed to providing the highest quality care for your beloved pets. Contact us today for prompt and professional veterinary services.

Common Urgent and Emergency Care We Provide

  • Heat exhaustion & heatstroke
  • Dehydration
  • Sand impaction
  • Trauma care
  • Poisoning
  • Respiratory distress
  • Allergic reactions
  • Seizures
  • Severe vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Birthing complications
  • Gastric torsion (bloat)
  • Heatstroke
  • Eye injuries
  • Cardiac issues
  • Neurological issues
  • Blood loss

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I bring my pet to the emergency room?

Bring your pet to the emergency room if they exhibit any of the following symptoms: difficulty urinating or defecating, fainting, sudden collapse, disorientation, seizures, weakness, inability to stand or walk properly, lack of appetite, repeated vomiting or diarrhea, difficulty breathing, choking or coughing, swollen or bleeding eye, nose or mouth, swollen limbs, limping, whining, shaking or restlessness, or excessive panting. 

Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list of all possible pet emergencies, so it's important to trust your instincts and seek emergency care if you are concerned about your pet's health.

What is the difference between an emergency and urgent care?

An emergency is a life-threatening situation that requires immediate attention, while urgent care is a condition that requires prompt medical attention but is not immediately life-threatening. 

What should I do if my pet is having an emergency after hours?

If your pet is having an emergency after hours, we recommend seeking care at a nearby 24/7 animal emergency hospital. We have a trusted network of nearby 24/7 animal emergency hospitals that we can recommend to ensure your pet receives the necessary care they need.

How much does emergency or urgent care cost?

The cost of emergency or urgent care varies depending on the type of treatment your pet requires. Our team will provide you with an estimate of the cost of treatment before any procedures are performed. 

What if I'm concerned about the cost of an emergency or urgent care visit for my pet?

We understand that the cost of emergency or urgent care can be a major concern for pet owners. That's why we provide various payment options, including Care Credit, which allows you to break down your payment over six monthly installments. This way, you can prioritize your pet's health without worrying about the financial burden. For more information, please visit our payment options page.

Can I call ahead if I think my pet is experiencing an emergency?

Yes, if you think your pet is experiencing an emergency, you can call ahead to let us know that you're on your way. This allows us to prepare for your arrival and provide prompt care for your pet.

If you think your pet is in need of emergency care or urgent medical attention, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately.

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