Urgent Veterinary Care
Daytime Urgent Care
Contact Mohawk Alley Animal Hospital
Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Thursday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Saturday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
Sunday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
We have a limited capacity for handling urgent care situations.
Please contact us before bringing your pet in.
Emergency Veterinary Services
As a general practice hospital and not an emergency facility, our capacity to treat emergencies is very limited. If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please contact one of the local emergency facilities listed below
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - Call us or one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above to let them know you are on your way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
- 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 or your pet at risk. Safely bring your pet to our Los Angeles veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Emergency Pet FAQs
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Mohawk Alley Animal Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
At Mohawk Alley Animal Hospital, we are only able to provide limited emergency and urgent care services. Please call us prior to arrival to ensure we are able to accommodate your pet.
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 limited emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Sunday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- 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 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
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Animal emergency hospitals are much 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. If your pet requires an extended hospital stay we will coordinate with a local 24-hour pet hospital and work with their team to ensure your pet receives the best possible care.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are experienced with cats and dogs.