Westfield Pet Emergency Services

24 Hour Emergency Veterinarians

westfield 24 hour emergency veterinarians Westfield Veterinary Hospital is an emergency and critical care provider offering coverage not just to our own clients, but to those of veterinary practices in the area. Like a human emergency room, we are open 24 hours per day, seven days per week and are staffed by doctors who care deeply about veterinary emergency and critical care.

Beyond our wellness and diagnostic services and resources, our state-of-the-art veterinary facility is able to perform blood and plasma transfusions. Blood and plasma transfusions are given intravenously, typically over an infusion period of 2-4 hours.

What to Do in an Emergency

A Westfield emergency veterinarian is always ready to care for your companion in every situation. We ask that you call 908-232-1048 prior to coming in, if possible, so that we can be prepared for your arrival.

westfield pet emergenciesWhen you arrive, one of our veterinarians will examine your pet to determine the nature of the emergency, your pet's condition, and what further diagnostics and/or treatment is required. An estimate is prepared based on this assessment and, if your pet requires hospitalization, half of the estimate is required as a deposit. The balance is to be paid upon discharge.

Your pet can be transferred to your regular veterinarian on the next business day. Your veterinarian will receive all corresponding laboratory work, X-rays, and treatment regimens as continuity of care is a priority for your pet's recovery.

When to Seek Emergency Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, when discerning whether your pet needs emergency care, consider if she or he is exhibiting certain symptoms or has experienced any of the following:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate

Please call Westfield Veterinary Group at 908-232-1048 if your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms.