Emergency Veterinarian

Emergency vet Galveston, TX.

We treat an emergency as a top priority. We see emergencies during our normal business hours. When the hospital is closed, emergency care is provided by Animal Emergency Clinic.

The Animal Emergency Clinic is open 6:00pm through 8:00am Monday through Friday and 24 hours Saturday, Sunday and holidays. We recommend calling ahead for transportation recommendations and to ensure their hours have not changed for any reason.

Mon-Fri 7:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday 8:00am - 1:30pm
Sunday - Clinic Closed
800-356-3692

After Hours:

Animal Emergency Clinic at Calder Road:
1100 Gulf Freeway South,
Suite 104 - League City, TX 77573

After hours, we refer to local Emergency Animal Clinics; we see our own emergencies during regular business hours. Contact Galveston Veterinary Clinic Immediately If You Notice Any of the Following:

IN GENERAL

  • Any problem that persists longer than 24 hours.
  • Any problem that worsens over several hours.
  • Any systemic problems such as lethargy, loss of appetite, weakness, fever.
  • Body temperatures less than 100oF or greater than 104oF.
  • Any indication that more than one body system (GI, Urinary, Neurological) is affected.

GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS

  • Frequent bouts of vomiting or diarrhea resulting in loss of large volumes of fluid.
  • Inability to drink or keep water down.
  • Blood or black material (digested blood) in the vomit or stool.
  • More than three to four episodes of vomiting or diarrhea in a puppy or in a dog older than 8 years.
  • Vomiting following suspected ingestion of foreign material (toys, garbage, rocks, etc).
  • Suspected poisoning.
  • Suspected bloat.

BLEEDING

  • Bleeding from nose, mouth or anus.
  • Bleeding accompanied by bruising of the skin, especially on the abdomen.
  • Bleeding that cannot be stopped by applying pressure.
  • If blood loss is excessive.
  • Weakness, difficulty breathing, or reluctance to move after a bleeding episode.

LAMENESS

  • Obvious fracture of a limb.
  • Non weight-bearing lameness persisting for more than 12 hours.
  • Swollen, painful joints or a gait that appears as if “walking on eggshells.”
  • Paralysis of one or more limbs.
  • Lameness that initially improves but does not resolve in 24-48 hours.

OTHER EMERGENCIES

  • Trauma
  • Venomous snakebite
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