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Emergency Veterinary Care in Clearlake

During our regular clinic hours, Clearlake Veterinary Clinic offers emergency veterinary care by appointment if available. Please contact one of our referral emergency animal hospitals linked below if we cannot see your pet.

Emergency Hospitals

Daytime Emergencies

Contact Clearlake Veterinary Clinic

We only offer emergency care during our regular hours.

(707) 994-9100

  • 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:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed

If your pet requires emergency care during our regular clinic hours, please call ahead and we will try to fit you into our schedule. If we're unable to see your pet, please contact one of the hospitals listed below.

24-Hour Emergency Hospitals

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is showing worrying symptoms or behaviors that are causing you concern, call our office right away. If we aren't able to fit you into our schedule, or your emergency is occurring outside of our regular hours,  contact one of the emergency animal hospitals above.

The compassionate team at Clearlake Veterinary Clinic offers veterinary care for pets in most emergencies. 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 - During regular business hours, call us right away. After hours, call the animal emergency hospital listed above to let them know that you are on your way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency vet clinic 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 toward 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, if we can fit them in, or the after-hours emergency vet locations 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


  • 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 to see if we can fit your pet into our schedule. 

    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 by appointment 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:Closed
    • 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 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
    • 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. Call ahead to find out whether we can 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 requires overnight monitoring

    At Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, we do not provide overnight monitoring.

    In these cases, please contact one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our veterinarians offer care to dogs and cats during our regular hospital hours and by appointment only if our schedule allows it. 

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