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Emergency Veterinary Care

Irvine Pet Hospital provides emergency veterinary care for pets during our regular clinic hours. If your pet requires urgent care outside of our opening hours please visit the animal emergency clinic detailed below.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Irvine Pet Hospital

OPEN:

  • Monday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm

Call: (949) 551-0304

After-Hours Emergency Animal Hospital

Contact VCA Orange County Specialists

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

ADDRESS: 3021 Edinger Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

Call: (949) 654-8950

Emergency Vet Services in Irvine

If your dog or cat is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location detailed above. 

The skilled and compassionate team at Irvine Pet Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

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

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, 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 bring your pet to our Irvine veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency veterinarian detailed above.

Emergency FAQs

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

  • Do I need to call ahead?

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

    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 veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 07:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

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

    • 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
    • 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 vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • 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
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Irvine animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency 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. While we do not provide overnight emergency care at Irvine Pet Hospital, pets who are unstable will be transferred to a near-by 24 hour animal emergency clinic for care.

    Our dedicated team want you to know that we have your animal's best interests at heart. We will treat your pet with love and compassion as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are experienced with cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes. 

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New Patients Welcome

Irvine Pet Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Irvine companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(949) 551-0304