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Emergency Veterinary Care

Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats, dogs, and large animals during our regular clinic hours.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic

(530) 878-2009

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Please Note: We are closed daily from 12:30 - 2:00 pm

After Hours Emergency Care

If you have an emergency or urgent care need after regular business hours, please visit one of the following emergency veterinary clinics.

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above. 

The dependable and compassionate team at Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic provides emergency veterinary care for pets in the majority of situations. Animals are our passion, and we take great pride in providing your pet with high-quality medical care when it is most in need.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call the emergency pet hospital to let them know you are on your way, you may receive instructions on how to administer first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Carefully follow these instructions.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Meadow Vista veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from the nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24 hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Meadow Vista animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above.

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs but will see other large animals, such as cattle, sheep, horses, and pigs in emergency situations.

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Meadow Vista Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients including dogs, cats and large animals. Get in touch today to book your first appointment.

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