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Emergency Veterinary Care

If you think your pet is having an emergency please call us so that we may get your pet the proper care either at our clinic or an emergency facility.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic

  • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed

Call: (508) 673-3690

After-Hours Emergency Care

Is your pet experiencing an emergency after our regular business hours? Please contact one of these emergency veterinary hospitals below.

Bay State Veterinary Emergency Services

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: (508) 379-1233

Mass-RI Veterinary

OPEN: 8am - 10pm

Call: (508)730-1112

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is showing symptoms or exhibiting behaviors that you are worried about, either contact our office as soon as possible or the after-hours emergency pet hospitals above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. 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 outlined below. 

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During our regular business hours, call us right away. Outside of our regular hours, call one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above to let them know that you are on your way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Make sure to remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain, they will often react negatively towards anyone trying to help them by scratching or biting. 
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Somerset veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for dogs and cats throughout our regular business hours. It is always best to contact us in advance if you are able, but we know that in an emegrnecy situation this may not always be possible.

    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 during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed

    Fridays - Closed from 12pm - 2pm.

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

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

    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Unconsciousness
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Somerset 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. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we can't fit any emergency appointment into our vets' schedules, we advise that you visit one of the emergency hospitals detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our veterinarians provide urgent and emergency treatment to cats and dogs in the Somerset area. 

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New Patients Welcome

We're happily accepting new patients at Spinnaker Veterinary Clinic! Our experienced vets are committed to caring for pets in Somerset and surrounding areas. Reach out today to schedule your pet's first appointment. 

Contact Us

(508) 673-3690