Western Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. We also have a 24/7 on-call doctor and staff.

(325) 703-6450 Hospital Hours

Daytime Emergencies

Please contact us or come to the hospital during regular business hours if you have an emergency. It is preferable to call ahead of time so that our staff can be ready to begin treatment as soon as possible.

When the situation isn't life-threatening, we can also provide urgent care. Our veterinarians will work to "squeeze" you in between scheduled appointments if you feel your pet needs to be seen before you can get an appointment.

After-Hours Emergency Care

We have a veterinarian and personnel on duty 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, who are trained and equipped to handle any emergency your pet might have.

If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call immediately. A team will be dispatched to meet you at the hospital. In certain cases, where you aren't able to move your pet safely, our team will also be able to meet you at your home to provide care.

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is exhibiting any unusual symptoms or behaviors, please contact our office or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above right away.

In most emergencies, the dependable and compassionate team at Western Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary care for pets. We are passionate about animals and take pride in providing high-quality medical care when your pet is in need.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours and after-hours, call us right away.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call us, we may give you instructions on how to administer first aid or make your pet as comfortable as possible. Pay close attention to the instructions.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself in jeopardy! Bring your pet to our San Angelo veterinary clinic in a safe manner. When you arrive, our receptionists will be able to tell you how long you might have to wait to be seen.

Emergency FAQs

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

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Western Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm
    • Thursday: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm
    • Friday: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm
    • Saturday: 07:30 am - 01:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed

    However, we do have a 24/7 staff that can see your pet if the need arises. 

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    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
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our San Angelo 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.

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Western Veterinary Hospital we provide overnight and 24/7 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 emergency veterinarians are experienced with cats and dogs but will see horses in serious situations. 

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