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Emergency Veterinary Care

Community Veterinary Clinic provides emergency vet surgery and urgent veterinary care for cats, dogs and exotic pets during our regular clinic hours.

(209) 634-5851

Daytime Veterinary Emergency Care

Contact Community Veterinary Clinic

(209) 634-5851

  • Monday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed


After-Hours Veterinary Emergency Care

Contact Monte Vista Small Animal Hospital

(209) 634-0023

Monday-Friday: 07:00 am - 8:00 pm

Saturday: 08:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm


Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, don't hesitate! Contact us right away for urgent care, or visit the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Community Veterinary Clinic offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. We know that emergencies can be a stressful time for you, so we will do our best to help make the process easier for you and your pet.

What To Do In A Pet Emergency

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

  • If Possible, Call Ahead - During regular business hours, please call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to alert them to your arrival.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the vet hospital staff know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as calm as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra mindful around your pet. When an animal is in pain, they often lash out at anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself and your pet at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Turlock veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Veterinary Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about emergency veterinary appointments at Community Veterinary Clinic. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Community Veterinary Clinic provides emergency surgical services and urgent veterinary care for pets during our regular clinic hours. While we understand that calling ahead in an emergency is not always possible, calling ahead allows us to better prepare for your pet's arrival.

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location listed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday:07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    If your pet is experiencing the following, it is likely an emergency that requires immediate veterinary 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 bloody urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with either
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea (more than 2 episodes in 24 hours)
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Ingestion of something poisonous (e.g. 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 Turlock animal hospital is like a human doctor's office, which means wait times can be unpredictable. 

    We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive, so calling ahead can determine whether we are able to provide emergency care for your pet.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule, we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies may require intensive overnight care. At Community Veterinary Clinic we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    Emergencies can be a trying experience for pets and their families, so we will always communicate with you and try to make the process less stressful.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians can treat cats, dogs, and exotic pets including birds, reptiles, and pocket pets such as hamsters and guinea pigs.

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New Patients Welcome

Community Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Turlock companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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