After Hours Emergency

Is your pet experiencing a medical emergency? When you’re certain your companion needs urgent after-hours care, we recommend contacting one of the below veterinary facilities.

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After Hours Emergency

In the event that your pet is having an emergency outside of regular business hours, please get in touch with one of the following emergency centers:

Tulsa Animal Urgent Care

Open 8 AM – 10 PM
7 days a week
(918) 417-8887

6119 S Mingo Rd.
Tulsa, OK 74133


Mon-Thurs: 12 PM – 10 PM
Fri & Sat: 8 AM – 10 PM
Sunday: 8 AM – 10 PM

(918) 398-0838

2702 E 15th St.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Oklahoma Veterinary Specialists

Open 24 hours
7 days a week

(918) 299-4900

1501 West 78th St. South
Tulsa, OK 74132

Animal Emergency Center

Open 24 hours
7 days a week

(918) 665-0508

4055 S 102nd E Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146

Common Veterinary Emergencies

In situations such as these, it is crucial to understand the definition of an “emergency.” What needs to be seen immediately, and what can wait until tomorrow? Pet owners should prioritize learning about veterinary emergencies and what qualifies as one.

Below are some of the most typical veterinary emergencies to be aware of:

Allergic Reactions or Anaphylaxis: These emergencies can be alarming, presenting symptoms such as facial swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, hives, difficulty breathing, or collapse in your pet.

Bleeding: Any uncontrolled bleeding, especially from areas like the ears, nose, mouth, rectum, or toenails, should be considered a veterinary emergency.

Collapse: Spontaneous loss of consciousness, where your pet falls and cannot rise, requires immediate attention from a veterinarian.

Difficulty Breathing: Extreme emergencies include signs such as gasping for air, high-pitched respiratory noises, increased respiratory rate, or excessive panting.

Heatstroke: Pets are susceptible to overheating due to limited sweat glands. Signs include excessive panting, lethargy, collapse, or distress.

Poisoning: Ingestion of toxic substances like grapes/raisins, onions, chocolate, or household chemicals warrants immediate consultation with a veterinary care team or the Pet Poison Control Helpline.

Straining to Urinate: This is especially concerning if your pet is struggling or unable to urinate, which is more common in male pets and can lead to life-threatening blockages.

Trauma: Various incidents such as accidents, falls, fights, or gunshot wounds can result in trauma, sometimes causing internal damage necessitating immediate veterinary attention.

Vomiting and Diarrhea: While common, these symptoms can indicate underlying severe illnesses, particularly if accompanied by lethargy, collapse, or blood in the stool. Prompt veterinary care is essential in such cases.

While the above list isn’t exhaustive, it outlines some common veterinary emergencies. If you have any concerns about your pet’s health, please immediately contact us or a nearby emergency veterinary care center. It’s wise to have both our clinic’s number and the contact information for your preferred emergency facility saved in your phone. You can conveniently store your pet’s vaccination records and medication details on the Pet Desk App.

Prevention is critical to avoiding emergencies. Keep your pet’s vaccinations current and follow your veterinarian’s advice. Even apparently healthy pets should undergo annual wellness exams and bloodwork. These routine checks can help identify any health issues early, preventing them from escalating into serious emergencies. You can schedule appointments online or via our Pet Desk App, day or night. We’re eager to welcome you and your pet for their next visit.