Emergency & Critical Care

We provide pet emergency veterinary care at Lenox Hill Veterinarians. If you are in a situation where you need to take your pet to the veterinarian urgently, our emergency room is the best place for your pet. We serve the residents of the Upper East Side of Manhattan and NYC.

Emergency & Critical Care

Common Pet Emergencies

Poison ingestion: If you think your pet may have ingested a poisonous substance, call us immediately. Some of the poisonous substances your animal companion may consume include cleaning supplies, rodenticides, plants, some human foods like chocolate, and human medications.

Severe diarrhea and vomiting: Your pet may vomit or have diarrhea for a variety of reasons including eating something bad, a virus, or intestinal parasites. If your pet is having trouble keeping any fluids down, bring it to us right away.

Injury: Cars, bikes, skateboards, other animals, you name it, accidents can happen to your pets just as easily as they do to people. If your pet is injured, try and keep it calm and bring it to us as soon as possible.

Heatstroke: Heatstroke can be a life-threatening emergency for pets, especially in the summertime. Signs of heatstroke include excessive panting, drooling, vomiting, and seizures. If you think your pet may be suffering from heatstroke, bring it to our animal hospital immediately.

Difficulty breathing: This is a sign of many serious illnesses in pets, including pneumonia, heartworm disease, and others. An assessment by one of our veterinarians can pinpoint the exact problem for suitable treatment.

What to Do In a Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a pet emergency and need to take your pet to the veterinarian, do the following:

  1. Remain calm and assess the situation.
  2. Collect any necessary items, such as your pet's medical records, a leash, and a carrier.
  3. Drive or transport your pet to our veterinarian’s office as quickly as possible.
  4. If possible, notify us ahead of time that you are coming so we can be prepared to treat your pet.
  5. Relax and let our team take care of your pet. We are here to help!

Contact Lenox Hill Veterinarians for Pet Emergency Care

We hope you never have to experience a pet emergency, but if you do, know that Lenox Hill Veterinarians is here for you and your furry friend. Call our team today at (212) 288-VETS or reach us through our website by using our online contact form for non-emergencies.

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