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Animal Emergency Care Services

While a pet emergency is probably the last thing you want to think about, it's important to be prepared. Our animal hospital in Houston is always ready to provide emergency care during our regular office hours, because we know how unpredictable (and stressful) these situations can be.

The following behaviors and symptoms can indicate a medical emergency:

  • Choking/coughing/gagging
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • Stumbling/collapse/inability to stand or walk
  • Severe bleeding (does not stop within 5 minutes)
  • Elevated temperature/heat stroke
  • Inability to urinate or defecate/experiences pain while trying to urinate or defecate
  • Injuries to the eye(s)
  • Ingestion of toxic substance such as food, plant matter or chemicals
  • Chronic vomiting/diarrhea
  • Possible broken bones or other traumatic injury
  • Loss of consciousness

If Your Pet has Ingested Poison

If your pet ingests something they shouldn't, please call ASPCA's poison control at (888) 426-4435 any time, day or night, for expert guidance on getting your pet the help they need.

Common toxins include:

  • Chocolate
  • Grapes and raisins
  • Nuts (particularly macadamia nuts)
  • Onions, garlic, chives, and shallots
  • Xylitol (an artificial sweetener found in sugar-free candies, gums, and some peanut butter brands)
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Human medications

If Your Pet is Having an After-Hours Emergency

Since our hospital is not open 24 hours a day, we recommend that all after-hours emergencies go to either Gulf Coast Emergency Hospital or Sugar Land Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Center. You can see their contact information below.

Sugar Land Veterinary Specialists
(P) 281-491-7800
(F) 281-491-7803
1515 Lake Pointe Parkway
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
(P) 713-693-1111
(F) 832-900-3970
8042 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77024

Just the kindest, pet centered vets in town! They have been so responsive and so they treat exotics. Nice to have one place for all of our animals - Dachshund, Lab, Great Pyrenees and our Flemish Giant rabbit.
Chrissy D

Brought my bearded dragon as a first time visitor. The staff was so nice and helpful! I felt very comfortable. The doctors and assistants were also knowledgeable and took time to make sure I was providing the right care for my Tomo.
Christina S

The staff is amazing here. They helped get my #1 back to his normal, healthy self. Everyone of was kind, helpful, and attentative. 10/10 would recommend.
Hanna K

I also love that you treat so many kinds of animals! We have taken you ferrets, a chicken, a pot bellied pig and ofcourse, dogs. You have done an excellent job with all. I would (and do often!) heartily recommend this clinic. Thank you being so good at your job!
Salise S

Took our Berber Skink in this weekend and was totally impressed by the caring staff. Dr. Jordan did a great job in diagnosing Skittles' problems. Kim was very patient in explaining what we needed to do to bring him back to health. We would highly recommend them for all your pet family members.
Sonja H

Extremely professional staff, yet personable. Genuine care and concern is something that I noticed on my first visit, which will keep me coming back.
Phillip E

I took my lionhead dwarf rabbit for an initial wellness checkup today and loved Dr. Jordan and Kim! I'm glad to have established Kiki's care here and highly recommend Animal Medical Center of the Village!
Kathy M