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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Aurora Veterinary Hospital, we typically refer urgent care to local emergency facilities who are equipped to support the needs of Seattle cats and dogs.

Animal Medical Center

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 206-204-3366


Emerald City Emergency Clinic

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 206-634-9000


Veterinary Emergencies

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

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

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