Emergency Care for Your Pet

Sometimes, your pets need emergency care, due to an accident or sudden onset of illness

Roosevelt Vet Center veterinarians provide emergency care for all of our patients
that are exhibiting life-threatening physical symptoms.

Urgent Care

EMERGENCY CARE DURING BUSINESS HOURS

Please bring your pet into the Vet Center immediately, if you are experiencing an emergency. You do not need to call first. 

Roosevelt Veterinary Center
2001 Route 22, Brewster, New York
845-279-6578

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday to Friday  |  8AM – 6PM
  • Saturday  |  9AM – 2PM
  • Sunday  |  Closed

EMERGENCY PET CARE OUTSIDE OF BUSINESS HOURS:

In the event of an EMERGENCY, we highly recommend these two 24-hour Emergency Specialty Hospitals:

Katonah-Bedford Emergency Hospital

546 N Bedford Rd, Bedford Hills, NY 10507
914-241-7700

Guardian Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care

4 Hardscrabble Heights, Brewster, NY 10509
914-704-3400

DO YOU NEED EMERGENCY PET TRANSPORTATION?

Pet Emergency? Call Vetmedics right away at 845-202-7200!

http://www.vetmedics911.com/

Operated by New York State Licensed Veterinary Technicians, Vetmedics provide critical and non-emergency transportation for pets in New York’s Hudson Valley and Tri-State area. We are committed to providing exceptional, personal and compassionate service. When a pet’s health is in dire need of care, VetMedics is a reliable and professional alternative that pet owners can depend on regardless what time of day or night the call for help goes out. We incorporate a teamwork approach and communicate with your veterinarian to ensure the highest quality transfer available. With over 25 years in the veterinary health industry, you can be sure your pet will be treated with exceptional care…ALWAYS.

How can I tell if my pet needs emergency veterinary care?

Fortunately, our veterinarians provide emergency care for all of our patients that are exhibiting life-threatening physical symptoms.

Emergency care is usually necessary if the following situations arise:

  • Car accidents and auto injuries
  • Dog fights or cat fights
  • Allergic reactions to toxic chemicals or food
  • Post-surgical complications,
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Signs of heatstroke.

 

Your pet may need emergency veterinary care if he/she exhibits any of these symptoms:

  • Rapid breathing
  • Loss of color in the gums
  • Changes in pulse rate — either a weakening of the pulse or a rapid pulse
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Trouble standing
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness.

 

Be aware of any sudden changes in your pet’s behavior, in addition to red flags signaling an emergency.

 

If your pet is bleeding profusely from an external injury, you can try to staunch the flow of blood by elevating the wound and applying pressure. This can help keep your pet alive until you can get to an emergency animal hospital in Brewster or nearby.

 

If your pet is choking, you may be able to remove the blockage from your pet’s throat with your fingers. Put your fingers in his mouth to see if you can remove the obstruction. If not, you can perform the Heimlich maneuver on your pet by rapping him sharply on the chest. You should nevertheless seek emergency care right away.

 

Call our emergency number before coming in so we can be ready for you, or direct you to the nearest emergency animal hospital in Brewster in the event that our emergency veterinarian is not available.

 

How can I prepare my pet for a trip to the Emergency Veterinarian?

Pets that are frightened and in pain after sustaining an injury can become aggressive. Approach your pet slowly and reassure him by gently speaking his name. Move your pet carefully if there’s a chance he’s suffered a spinal injury, taking care to support his back and neck.

Call our emergency number before coming in so we can be ready for you, or direct you to the nearest emergency animal hospital in Brewster in the event that our emergency veterinarian is not available.


Thank you for choosing Roosevelt Veterinary Center as your trusted veterinarian.  We appreciate you – our clients – and we love your furry family members!