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We make every attempt to accommodate emergencies for our established patients during our normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5:30 pm. There are some circumstances where, due to the severity of your pet's illness or injury, that the best course of action will be to head directly to a 24/7 care facility. Our experienced team will ask questions about your pet's condition and direct you appropriately.

After Hours Emergency Hospitals

If you have an emergency after hours, please contact one of these regional emergency hospitals, all of which are located approximately 40-60 minutes from our hospital in Gettysburg, Pa. We recommend always calling ahead before heading to an emergency facility.

Animal Emergency & Referral of York

Address: 1640 S. Queen St. York, PA 17403

Phone: (717) 807-5595

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Central Carroll Animal Emergency, LLC

Address: 1030 Baltimore Blvd, Suite 180 Westminster, MD 21157

Phone: (410) 871-2000

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Rossmoyne Animal Emergency and Trauma

Address: 4930 Ritter Rd, Suite 101 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Phone: (717) 796-2334

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Mountain View Animal Emergency

Address: 13810 Crayton Blvd, Hagerstown, MD

Phone: (301) 733-7339

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Mason Dixon Animal Emergency

Address: 96 Sofia Drive, Suite 203, Shrewsbury, PA 17361

Phone: (717) 432-6030

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If you notice your pet experiencing any one of these medical conditions you should contact us immediately:

Gastrointestinal Concerns

  • Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more than 24 hours, or he/she is vomiting blood

  • You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, or household cleansers

  • You think your pet might have ingested a medication that wasn’t prescribed for them

  • Your pet’s abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or she’s gagging and trying to vomit

Urination Concerns

  • Your pet is straining to urinate or is unable to urinate

Eye or Vision Concerns

  • You can see irritation or injury to your pet’s eyes, or she suddenly seems to become blind

  • Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth, or there is blood in her urine or feces

  • Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented

Breathing or Heart Concerns

  • Your pet is having trouble breathing or seems to have something stuck in their throat

  • You see symptoms of heatstroke, which can include panting, excessive drooling, a rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeats, a sudden change in mentation, wobbly and uncoordinated movement, or sudden breathing distress

  • Your pet isn’t breathing or you can’t feel a heartbeat

General Concerns

  • Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and/or refusing to socialize

  • You suspect your pet may have a broken bone

  • Your pet has had or is having a seizure

  • Your pet is unconscious and won’t wake up

  • Your pet collapses or suddenly can’t stand up

  • Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more than two hours between delivering puppies or kittens