Emergency Vet Care
Friday to Sunday Emergency Vet Care
Friday to Sunday Emergency Vet Care:
Emergency services are available by calling during the hours of:
- 5:30pm Fridays to 8:00 am Saturday mornings.
- 5:30pm Saturday through Monday at 8:00 am.
- Veterinary Emergency of Truckee is open Monday through Saturday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Truckee and North Tahoe Veterinary Clinics offer emergency services through Veterinary Emergency of Truckee.
Veterinary emergencies don’t always happen during business hours. That’s why we provide emergency vet services for the Donner-Truckee and Tahoe areas Friday night to Monday morning. As the Donner-Truckee region’s only provider of veterinary emergency care, we treat ill or injured pets when their primary veterinarian is closed. Our veterinarians are fully prepared to quickly and accurately diagnose, treat and manage your pet’s illness or injury. Our emergency services veterinarians are highly trained and skilled in emergency care and have access to a state-of-the-art surgery suite, high-speed ultrasound and all necessary supplies and equipment. After receiving any necessary emergency care, patients are transferred back to the care of their regular veterinarian.
Examples of Common Emergencies:
- Difficulty breathing (gasping, noisy respiration, blue tongue, etc.)
- Acute abdominal swelling or pain
- Electric shock
- Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
- Excessive bleeding
- Symptoms of heat stroke
- Repetitive or prolonged seizures
- Snake bites
- High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 99 degrees)
- Difficulty urinating or defecating
- Ingestion of a foreign object (toy, string, bone, etc.)
- Ingestion of toxic substances (bring container or name of chemical ingested)
- Allergic reactions
- Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
- Hit by car
- Animal bite
Services for Emergencies Include:
- Complete intensive care unit (ICU) laboratory
- Full range of blood products
- Oxygen therapy
- 24-hour ICU monitoring by veterinary nurses trained in critical care, surgery and internal medicine
- Emergency surgical service
- Around-the-clock access to our specialist network