Olympia Pet Emergency
Learn what to do in an emergency and read our Hospital FAQS.
We accept referrals from veterinarians.
Animal Emergency FAQs
Emergency vet care entails the treatment of animals in situations that require immediate medical attention or could potentially be life-threatening.
- What is considered an emergency?
These situations are considered emergencies and will require immediate care. If your pet has had an accident or is experiencing any of these symptoms, bring them to our emergency office straight away.
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Staggering and/or seizures
- Some reproductive issues
- Bleeding that hasn't stopped, or severe bleeding
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Pain associated with passing feces or urinating, or inability to pass feces or urinate
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Severe lameness, fractured bones, or inability to remove legs
- You know or suspect your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- The trauma suffered from an abusive or other shocking experience
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; more than two episodes in 24-hours
- Heatstroke or heat stress
- Obvious signs of extreme anxiety or pain
- What emergency services do you offer?
At our emergency clinic, you'll find state-of-the-art emergency care for your four-legged companions. We have a full surgical suite in addition to exam, triage, and comfort rooms. We are equipped to provide onsite radiology, comprehensive diagnostics, oxygen delivery systems, comfortable small and large kennels, intravenous fluid pumps (for delivery of oxygen and fluids), and a complete pharmacy.
- Do I need to call ahead?
If you can, it's always best to call us ahead of your arrival, but we understand emergencies can develop very quickly and that this is not always possible.
If your situation does not allow time for you to call, please do not hesitate to bring your pet to our clinic for immediate veterinary medical attention.
It always is best to call us ahead if you can, but we understand that in emergencies that's not always possible.
- When is your emergency clinic open?
We are open 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
A veterinary emergency hospital is very similar to a human emergency department — the pace can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We are not able to predict which cases we will see and when they will arrive, but we will prioritize cases based on medical needs.
You'll find a comfortable area for waiting, and we will do our best to keep you updated about wait times and the status of your pet.
- Will you keep in touch with our primary care veterinarian?
Yes, we will keep your primary care veterinarian updated with your pet's medical history and files to ensure your pet receives seamless integrated care.
Our Emergency Veterinarians
Our emergency veterinarians are equipped and qualified to provide attentive emergency care 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.