If you are experiencing an emergency with your pet during office hours, call us immediately at 203-378-8276. We can assess your pet’s condition and recommend an appropriate course of action, and/or direct you to a veterinary emergency and critical care clinic.
|Monday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM – 12:30 PM|
|Closed Sundays and most federal holidays|
After-Hours, Weekend, or Holiday Emergencies
If you experience an after-hours, weekend, or holiday emergency, contact one of the following local veterinary emergency and critical care clinics immediately:
Exotic Pet Emergencies
If you experience an emergency with an exotic pet, contact the following area veterinary emergency and critical care clinic offering 24-hour exotic pet care:
Emergencies Away From Home
If you are away from home at the time of an emergency, or preparing to travel with your pet, you can use the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) Clinic Directory to find a veterinary emergency and critical care clinic near your location:
Pet First-Aid Kit
A typical first-aid kit can be supplemented with items specific to pets to create a Pet First-Aid Kit. Whether you are at home or away, having a Pet First-Aid Kit should ensure readiness for most emergency situations and make ready items which may provide intermediate support before visiting a veterinary emergency and critical care clinic.
Pet Identification with a microchip offers a safe and dependable means of identifying your pet in the instance they become lost. Before traveling, check your pet’s Membership Status and verify your contact information is up-to-date.
Most Pet Insurance plans cover treatment in an emergency; however, owners should check with their pet’s provider if unaware of coverage details in that regard. Additionally, calling your pet’s insurance provider’s main number should provide an option for seeking assistance in an emergency.
Animal Poison Control Centers
Accidental ingestion of a potentially toxic substance by a pet is a relatively commonly-encountered emergency. If you believe your pet may have been exposed to something potentially-poisonous, contact one of the following animal poison control centers immediately (the consultation fee may be applied to a credit card):
Poisonous Plant Lists
- Know Your Plants List (also available in PDF) (Provided by the University of Connecticut Health Center)
- Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List (Provided by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center)
For information on disaster preparedness with regard to pets, visit:
- Prepare Your Home and Family | Pets (Provided by the American Red Cross)
- Disaster Preparedness (Provided by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA))
- Make a Disaster Plan for Your Pets (Provided by the Humane Society of the United States)
- Caring for Animals (Provided by Ready America)
- An Act Concerning the Evacuation of Pets and Service Animals… (File No. 238, House Bill No. 5186 (Ad. 2007))
- Connecticut State Animal Response Team (CT SART)