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Emergency Vet

Emergency veterinary services are a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Your pet isn't going to take available appointment times into consideration when becoming critically ill. When every second counts, Centerville Animal Hospital is here to help you and your pet overcome whatever medical crisis is taking place. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. This is why you can always rely on our veterinary health care team to be here for you. While you don't need an appointment to come in with a pet with an emergent medical need, we do encourage you to call ahead and let us know your pet's condition. We'll be preparing while you are on your way!

We Are Prepared For Emergency Care

Our emergency facility is staffed and equipped to respond to any medical or surgical need. From something as simple as a bee sting to severe trauma, our staff is prepared to care for your pet and help you through a stressful time. Staffed with highly experienced veterinary professionals 5 days a week your pet will be in capable hands and never alone.

We strive to provide prompt, attentive, compassionate and personal service from the very first moment you and your pet arrive. This includes establishing a quick, clear line of communication with the pet-parent. We want you to be informed and comforted throughout the process because we know how important and irreplaceable your beloved family friend is to you and your family.

Centerville Animal Hospital Is Prepared For Emergent Situations, Such As:

  • Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations
  • Automobile accidents
  • Respiratory emergencies, choking, breathing problems
  • Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Shock or loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Toxic reactions, poison ingestion
  • Labor and pregnancy problems
  • Blood in urine or feces
  • Heatstroke
  • Postoperative or post-anesthetic problems
  • Pain management
  • Inability or unwillingness to eat
  • and more...

Centerville AnimaI Hospital Is Equipped With The Following:

  • Licensed veterinary technicians
  • Nutritional support
  • Advanced pain management
  • Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and pharmaceutical delivery
  • Pulse-Oximetry, blood pressure and continuous ECG monitoring
  • Oxygen delivery
  • Digital radiography and ultrasound
  • Emergency surgery
  • Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results

Referrals From Other Veterinary Clinics

If your pet is already a patient of another veterinary practice, we will treat your four-legged family member as one of our own. We are happy to provide records of your pet's visit to your primary care veterinarian upon request.

Financial Concerns

We know that having a pet with emergency medical needs can be stressful. In addition to providing exceptional veterinary care, we will also work with your budget. We accept all major credit cards and have payment plans including CareCredit, Scratchpay, Payment Banc, and iCare Financial.

Outside of our normal business hours, there are several full service, 24-hour facilities to serve your needs:

[Blue Pearl Pet Hospital]

[1100 Eden Way N Suite 101, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320]


[Bay Beach Veterinary Emergency Hospital]

[2476 Nimmo Parkway #101 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456]


[Bay Beach Veterinary Hospital]

[4340 Virginia Beach Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452]


[Blue Pearl Pet Hospital]

[364 S Independence Boulevard Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452]


[Peninsula Animal Referral Center - ERl]

[1120 George Washington Memorial Hwy]


Some patient's will need 24 hour, round the clock care for several days following their emergency visit. So once your pet has has been stabilized our staff veterinarian may recommend referral to a 24-hour care facility.

Emergency Vet Services

If your pet has a medical emergency during your primary care veterinarian's regular office hours, we recommend first contacting him or her for a professional recommendation. If your veterinarian is not available and your pet requires a critical care facility, we recommend you immediately bring your pet to a emergency 24-hour animal hospital for treatment (listed above).

If you think your pet may be sick or injured and you're not sure exactly what to do, please call us at 757-663-5344. When you call, one of our experienced licensed veterinary technicians will help assess the situation and give you our best recommendation as to whether your pet should come to us or go directly to a 24-hour care facility.

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