Pet Emergency Services

Emergency Services for PetsDuring our regular business hours, Animal Hospital of Ivy Square’s medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call (434) 295-8387 (VETS) in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

If your pet experiences an emergency outside our normal business hours, we recommend the following emergency hospitals:

VRCC – Veterinary Referral
& Critical Care, INC.

1596 Hockett Road
Manakin-Sabot, Virginia 23103
804-784-VRCC (8722)

Greenbrier Emergency
Animal Hospital

370 Greenbrier Drive, Suite A-2
Charlottesville, VA
434 -202-1616


When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet?

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, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate