Emergencies

If you have an emergency during business hours please contact us at: (541) 342-5858

West Eugene Animal Hospital
1175 City View St
Eugene OR 97402
(541) 342-5858

For any after-hours emergencies, please reach out to:

Emergency Veterinary Hospital
103 W Q Street,
Springfield, OR 97477
(541) 746-0112

Never hesitate to call an emergency veterinarian in your area if you have worries about your pet’s health and well-being. Your concern for your pet is a sign of your care for them and is not something to be embarrassed about. Your pet’s healthcare team will be supportive in times of need. Veterinarians are trained and prepared for pet emergencies.

Follow your instincts. You know your pet and can be the best judge of what behavior is unusual. If something doesn’t feel right, you are probably sensing a problem. Seek help day or night if you are deeply concerned about your pet. By answering a few questions, a veterinarian can determine the level of danger your pet is in and can recommend what steps to take. If all is well, you have still done the right thing by making sure.

What is a Pet Emergency?

These symptoms indicate a serious emergency for your pet. If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms do not waste time; bring your pet in for emergency care immediately. Be sure to seek critical care when any of these symptoms or illnesses occurs:

  • Trauma, such as being hit by a car or blunt object, or falling from a substantial height
  • No heartbeat or not breathing (See Pet CPR)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea that lasts more than 24 hours
  • Vomiting blood
  • Broken bones
  • Trouble breathing, including potential obstructions in the throat
  • Seizures, with or without a previous history
  • Bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Possible ingestion of toxins, such as poisons, household cleansers, or medications not meant for your pet
  • Difficulty or inability to urinate, of special concern for male cats
  • Signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, avoiding others
  • Collapse or sudden inability to stand
  • Evidence of disorientation, such as bumping into things
  • Eye irritation, eye injury, or sudden blindness
  • Swollen or hard abdomen, and/or gagging or trying to vomit
  • Symptoms of heatstroke
  • When a pregnant pet’s labor has stalled, with a space of three or four hours between delivering puppies or kittens