Emergency Vet in Norfolk, VA

Animal hospital in Norfolk, VA

Does your pet need emergency medical care? Call now for immediate assistance from our trained veterinary staff.

We do our best to find ways to provide critical care for all our pet patients. However, due to the high demand for veterinary care and doctor shortages, we urge you to call prior to arriving at our hospital to ensure we are able to care for your pet's emergency as quickly as possible.

Our animal emergency center is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technologies to help our veterinary experts assess your pet’s health.

If your pet requires a service that we cannot provide, we’ll refer you to an appropriate 24-hour urgent care center. Call our office now for help.

After Hours Pet Emergencies

During business hours, we are equipped to see pet emergencies in Norfolk at Dog & Cat Hospital but ask that you call if you are safely able to do so, so we can make sure that we are prepared. However, outside our business hours, we recommend you contact the following emergency pet hospital in Virginia.

Bay Beach Veterinary Emergency Center
2476 Nimmo Pkwy Ste 101
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456
(757) 427-3214Visit Website
6550 Hampton Roads Pkwy #113
Suffolk, VA 23435
(757) 935-9111Visit Website
Peninsula Animal Referral Center
1120 George Washington Memorial Hwy
Yorktown, VA 23693
(757) 874-8115Visit Website
Coastal Animal Referral Emergency
5295 John Tyler Hwy
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(757) 703-0199Visit Website

What is considered a pet emergency?

In most cases, the following conditions are too risky to wait before seeking treatment:

  • Injury from a traumatic accident or from an attack by another animal
  • Prolonged diarrhea or vomiting that contains blood
  • Collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swollen and or painful abdomen
  • Disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Swallowing a foreign object
  • Ingestion of a toxic object
  • Difficulty urinating

Emergency Tests & Diagnostics

During your pet’s stay, we provide the highest-quality care and attention. All hospitalized patients are kept in a specialized treatment area where they are closely monitored.

Our vet team is skilled in offering surgical, diagnostic, and medical care and work with compassion and efficiency to ensure a positive outcome.

At our emergency veterinary clinic, we offer the latest diagnostics and testing for our urgent care patients, including:

  • Blood analysis. A blood analysis can help us determine what is wrong with your dog or cat if they are experiencing an unknown illness or has ingested a toxic substance.
  • Digital X-rays. X-rays help us determine what kind of internal injuries your pet might be experiencing after a fight or accident involving a car.
  • Surgery. Sometimes pets need to be brought into surgery to repair internal injuries.
  • Broken bone setting. We set broken bones for animals to help them heal quickly and properly. Your pet's veterinarian will also help relieve your pet's pain during the healing process.
  • Medication. Medicines may be necessary to help your pet recover from a medical emergency or illness. We keep a range of pet medicines on hand to ensure that your pet's needs are covered.

For more information on our emergency vet services or to book an appointment, please call our office.