Daytime Emergency Vet Care for Cats & Dogs
Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital
Call: (213) 384-1255
After-Hours Emergency Pet Hospital
ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals
OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
Call: (310) 558-6100
Emergency Vet Services in Los Angeles
If your pet has been in an accident or is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital detailed above.
The skilled and compassionate team at Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital offers urgent veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations during our regular business hours. Our team of veterinary professionals takes pride in providing quality medical care to Los Angeles area pets when they need it most.
What To Do In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency veterinarian know that you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
- 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 at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Los Angeles animal emergency clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Pet Emergency FAQs
Experiencing a veterinary emergency?
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Ambassador Dog & Cat 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.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our vets see dog and cat emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Wednesday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Thursday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Friday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Sunday: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
- 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 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
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Los Angeles 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.
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 require intensive overnight care. At Ambassador Dog & Cat Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.
While in our care, our dedicated team will provide your pet with all the love, attention and medical attention they need to feel relaxed and comfortable.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs, but may see other small animals in serious situations. Call us to find out if we are able to provide urgent care for your pet.