Emergency Services

Emergency Pet CareVancouver Pet Emergency Services

During our regular business hours, Salmon Creek Veterinary Clinic's medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. Our veterinary hospital is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm during summer, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm in fall, winter, and spring, and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 1:30 pm. If possible, please call (360) 574-0833 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

If your pet experiences an emergency outside our normal business hours, we recommend the following emergency hospital:

Columbia River Veterinary Specialists
6607 NE 84th St #109
Vancouver, WA 98665
(360) 694-3007

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet?

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, the following general situations should 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)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate