Emergent and Urgent Care
Help... I need somebody, not just anybody...
Both Dr. Breitstein and Dr. Tepper are members of the
Veterinary Emergency Critical Care Society and the
International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management.Daytime emergencies are unpredictable and unexpected problems that require immediate and often serious intervention. We are able to the best of our abilities to address, stabilize and treat our patients during this critical time. Our telephone triage team can help with transportation information and some home care treatment options until your pet can be safely presented to our hospital for complete evaluation.
We also have available to our pet parents and pets the services of Garden State Veterinary Specialists at 732-922-0011 and Red Bank Veterinary Hospital at 732-747-3636 24/7 as a referral resource for continuous and specialty care.
When is it an Emergency?
If your pet shows signs of any of the “Bad B Words”, or any change in vision, appearance or comfort, get professional veterinary help immediately.
- Bleeding (more than a scratch)
- Blocked (can’t pee, poop or swallow)
- Broken Bones (known or suspected)
- Blue (not the color we’d like to see)
- Bad Breathing Pattern (oxygen is a valuable commodity)
- Bloated Belly (distended)
- Brain Seizures (convulsions)
- Bulging Eye (any change in the appearance of the eye)
- Burns (even sunburn and electrical shocks)
This list is not a complete for all signs that require immediate medical care. Anytime you think a situation might be an emergency, please call and let us help!