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Emergency Veterinary Care

Clearlake Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours when possible.

Daytime Urgent Care

Contact Clearlake Veterinary Clinic

(707) 994-9100

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

After-Hours Emergencies

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is showing worrying symptoms or behaviors that are causing you concern, contact our office right away. If we aren't able to provide care or your emergency is occurring outside of our regular hours,  we recommend that you contact one of the emergency facilities above. You can also try one of the local area clinics that may provide limited emergency care.

The reliable and compassionate team at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

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 that you are on your way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, they may provide you with some instructions to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your companion as comfortable as you can. Make sure you follow these instructions as closely as you can.
  • 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 Clearlake 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 Clearlake Veterinary Clinic

  • I think my pet ingested something poisonous. What do I do?

    In situations where a pet has eaten something they shouldn't have - especially if it is toxic to their body - we recommend that you call Pet Poison Helpline as soon as possible.

    Call: 855-764-7661

    Visit: petpoisonhelpline.com

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Clearlake 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 - 07:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

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

    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • 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
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Unconsciousness
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Clearlake 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 Clearlake 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 veterinarians offer care to dogs and cats in emergency situations during our hospital hours, when possible. 

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New Patients Welcome

Clearlake Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Clearlake companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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