Making the choice to become a veterinarian and enter into a profession defined by serving the health needs of companion animals comes with many responsibilities. Most notably, ensuring our clients' pets receive the medical care they need is more than just a 9-to-5 job.
We understand that emergencies can happen at any hour and when they do; our clients rely on us to be available and ensure they receive timely emergency care. During our regular office hours, Pet's Friend Animal Clinic is fully prepared to handle any medical emergency your pet may encounter.
Once your pet's condition is stabilized, our advanced diagnostics, expertise in internal medicine, modern surgical suite, and all of the resources of our hospital are available for the care of your pet. In order to provide 24 hour/ 7 days per week coverage to our clients, we partner with a local veterinary emergency center. Not only do they provide after-hours coverage, but our partnership ensures that there is an open line of communication between our two facilities so there is continuity of care for your beloved pet.
For after-hours emergency care:
Sage Centers for Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Care
907 Dell Avenue, Campbell
United Veterinary Specialty & Emergency
905 Dell Avenue, Campbell
3045 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
What to Do in an Emergency
- Remain calm.
- Phone your veterinarian.
- Do NOT attempt home remedies.
- Discuss the emergency with the staff on duty.
- Be cautious when handling injured animals. Animals in pain often bite.
- Be sure you know how to get to the hospital.
When Should I Seek Emergency Care?
- Difficulty breathing
- Acute abdominal swelling
- Electric shock
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Excessive bleeding
- Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
- Repetitive and prolonged seizures
- Snake bites
- High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
- Unable to urinate or defecate