As an AAHA-accredited hospital we are prepared with emergency equipment and readily available drugs to handle unscheduled veterinary emergencies during regular office hours. If at all possible, we recommend you call ahead, even if it is to tell us you are on the way, so that we may be ready for your pet’s specific needs.
For emergencies after-hours, please contact:
Upstate Veterinary Specialties
152 Sparrowbush Road Latham, NY 12110 (518) 783-3198 http://www.uvsonline.com/
Capital District Veterinary Referral Hospital
222 Troy-Schenectady Rd.
Latham NY 12110
Please use care when handling your pet if he or she has been injured. Your animal family member will immediately be triaged at the Emergency Clinic. If they need to be hospitalized, the admitting veterinarian will discuss with you the proposed treatment plan.
Veterinary Crises Requiring Immediate Attention
- Severe accident
- Prescription medication ingestion
- Foreign-body ingestion
- Difficulty or inability to urinate
- Attack by another animal
- Broken bone
- Vomiting or diarrhea that goes on for an extended time
- Difficulty breathing
- Hit by a car
- Obstetrical problems
- Severe pain or cough
- More than one seizure in a 24-hour period
We offer the following AAHA articles as another resource on pet emergencies.