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Emergency Veterinary Partners

Due to overwhelming demand for our standard veterinary services Burbank Pet Hospital is unable to provide emergency care at this time. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency or requires urgent care please contact one of the emergency animal hospitals below.

MedVet

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 408-649-7070


SAGE Veterinary Centers

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 408-343-7243


Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow 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.
  • 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.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely transport your pet to the emergency vet clinic above.

Emergency FAQs

These are the most frequently asked questions clients have asked us about bringing a pet in for an emergency appointment at Burbank Pet Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Burbank Pet Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. While it's always best to contact us in advance if you can, we understand that this may not always be possible in emergency situations. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our vet is unable to see walk-in cases at this time, but does see patients by appointment during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

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

    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • 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
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Emergency animal care in San Jose is just like a human doctor's office - it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    It is essential to call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide same-day care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. If your pet requires overnight care the veterinary professional caring for your animal will be able to advise you about suitable overnight arrangements.

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