When Care Can’t Wait

Medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your pet’s needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 pet emergency care that the East Village has to offer.

During regular business hours, The Village Veterinarian is available to help triage (and potentially stabilize your pet if needed) so they can be transferred to a 24-hr hospital that can continue advanced treatment, diagnostics, and monitoring.

If possible, please call 212-979-9870 in advance so we can better guide you, as most times going straight to the ER proves more beneficial as they have more staff members available to assess and triage your pet straight away.

In the event that we’re closed and you think you may have an emergency, we recommend the following area hospitals:

Animal Medical Center
510 E 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065

Veterinary Emergency Group
735 6th Ave,
New York, NY 10010
(646) 582-8882

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

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, we offer the following general situations to 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)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate