24/7 Emergency Care in Tracy

Having a Pet Emergency in Tracy?

At Paws & Claws Veterinary Hospital, our expert veterinary team is here to help. Our vets are specially trained in emergency triage and medicine and provide high quality and compassionate care twenty four hours a day, seven days a week.

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What To Do In An Emergency

The process will be easier for both you and your pet if you know what to expect at our emergency veterinary clinic. Here are the steps you should follow:

STEP 1
Call Ahead If You Can

We understand that, in an emergency situation, you may not be able to call us in advance, but it's always best if you can. If you have time, you can also complete our New Patient Form before you arrive.

STEP 2
Get To Our Office Right Away

One of our veterinary team members will show you to an examination room. You will be asked to fill out one of our New Patient Forms if you haven't been able to do so yet. A veterinary technician will triage your pet, then a veterinarian will perform a full exam.

STEP 3
Determine Treatment

After your pet has been assessed, one of our highly trained vets will quickly and carefully develop a treatment plan for your pet,  so they will be able to receive the best possible treatment during and after they are in our hospital. We will keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet's medical history to ensure seamless, integrated care that meets your pet's needs.

Animal Emergency FAQs

Emergency veterinary care involves the treatment of animals in situations that require immediate medical attention or could potentially be life-threatening.

  • What is considered an emergency?

    The following situations are considered to be emergencies and will require immediate care. If you poet has been injured, had an accident, or is experiencing any of the following symptoms, bring them to our hospital as soon as possible.

    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Obvious signs of extreme anxiety or pain 
    • Bleeding that hasn't stopped, or severe bleeding 
    • Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24-hours
    • Heatstroke or heat stress 
    • Unconsciousness
    • Pain associated with passing feces or urinating, or inability to pass feces or urinate 
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine
    • Staggering and/or seizures
    • Severe lameness, fractured bones or inability to remove legs
    • You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • What emergency services do you offer?

    At our emergency clinic, we are proud to offer advanced emergency care for your companion animals. We are fully equipped to provide comprehensive diagnostics, surgical services and hospitalization for your pet in distress. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    If it's possible, it is always best to call us before you arrive at our hospital. However, we understand emergency situations can develop very quickly and that this is not always possible. 

    If your situation does not allow time for you to call, please do not hesitate to bring your pet to our clinic for immediate veterinary medical attention. 

    It always is best to call us ahead if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.

  • When is your emergency clinic open?

    We are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    A veterinary emergency hospital works similarly to an emergency department at a human hospital: the pace can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We are not able to predict which cases we will see and when they will arrive, but we will prioritize cases based on medical needs. 

    We have a comfortable area for you to wait and will do all we can to keep you updated about wait times and the status of your pet. 

  • Will you keep in touch with our primary care veterinarian?

    Yes, we will keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet's medical history and files to ensure your pet receives seamless integrated care. 

Emergency Referral

If you are a veterinarian who would like to refer a patient to our emergency animal hospital, please click the link to submit the form below.

Refer A Patient