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Emergency Veterinary Care in Ypsilanti IN PROGRESS

If your cat or dog is having an emergency, contact one of the emergency veterinary hospitals listed below. For more information about veterinary emergencies and how to handle them, please read on.

Emergency Veterinary Hospital

OPEN: 24/7

Call: 734-369-6446

Canton Animal Hospital

OPEN: Weekdays 8 am – 7 pm, Weekends 9 am – 6 pm

Call: 734-397-7779

BluePearl Pet Hospital

OPEN: Every day until 9 pm

Call: 734-971-8774

Animal Urgent Center

OPEN: Weekdays 1 pm – 9 pm, Weekends 9 am – 7 pm

Call: 734-531-7540

Emergency Care at Michigan Avenue Animal Hospital

While our clinic strives to accommodate same-day appointments for emergency cases, it's important to note that we operate primarily on an appointment-only basis and may not have the same resources as dedicated emergency clinics.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If your pet is experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the instructions below:

  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Assess the Situation - Take a moment to absorb the condition of your pet and any symptoms you notice. Handle your pet carefully; animals that are afraid or in pain may react with aggression to those trying to help them.
  • Call Ahead if Possible - If possible, call one of the emergency animal hospitals listed on this page to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow the Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Bring Your Pet in for Care - Be sure to stay alert and calm while driving to the emergency vet. Remember that your pet's health depends on your ability to get them safely to the animal hospital.

Vet Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    It's always best to contact us in advance. We operate by appointment only, but we will try and take same-day appointments if we can for emergencies.

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you contact one of the emergency hospitals listed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our regular business hours are as follows:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Saturday:09:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    You must call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat. If we can fit them in, we'll be able to see them straight away at the time of the appointment.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our schedule, we recommend that you visit one of the emergency hospitals listed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. The emergency animal hospitals listed above can advise you on the best course of action for your pet's specific needs and around-the-clock monitoring and treatment.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our veterinarians treat cats and dogs.

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