Emergency Veterinary Care

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When Care Can't Wait

Medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your pet's needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 pet emergency care that Riverdale and Wayne have to offer.

During regular business hours, Animal Care Center of North Jersey and Companion Veterinary Hospital of Wayne are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call (973) 835-3733 (Riverdale office) or (973) 832-7474 (Wayne office) in advance so we can prepare for your arrival. Throughout the week, we keep the hospital open past regular business hours to provide late night veterinary emergency services.

For emergencies that occur when we are not available, we refer clients to the following nearby emergency pet facility:

Animal Emergency & Referral Associates
1237 Bloomfield Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
(973) 788-0500

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, we offer the following general situations to help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate
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