Pet Emergency Care

During our office hours, we are fully equipped and ready to help with all of your emergency and critical care needs.

If you find that you need emergency assistance after hours, we recommend Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke. They are available when we are closed and we trust them for quality care!

In the event you have to visit the emergency clinic, we can get the records so we can follow up if your pet needs further care. For your convenience, below is the contact information for emergencies during and after our hours of operation. During office hours, do not hesitate to visit us for pet emergency care in Roanoke, VA.

During Business Hours

Roanoke Animal Hospital
Get Directions | 540-343-8021

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri : 7:30am – 6pm
Sat : 7:30am – 1pm
Sun : Closed

After Business Hours

Emergency Veterinary Services of Roanoke
5363 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
Get Directions | 540-563-8575

Open every day of the year,
24 hours a day.

triage assessments

In an emergency, seconds count. When you arrive with your pet on emergency or urgent care basis, our highly trained staff will perform an immediate triage assessment to assess the stability of your pet and need for emergency medical intervention. In life-threatening situations, you may be asked for consent to perform CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation).

The first component of basic triage is assessing your pet’s level of consciousness, airway/breathing (labored breathing or choking, lack of oxygen), circulatory status (pale gums or weak pulses, racing heart), and pain score. Patients needing urgent medical attention, upon consent will be moved to our treatment area for immediate doctor assessment and commencement of emergency care.

Placing an IV catheter and administering IV fluids, giving oxygen supplementation, and pain relief medications may be elements of the initial stabilization of your pet. As your pet is stabilized, your veterinarian will review a diagnostic plan which may include imaging (radiographs, ultrasound) and laboratory evaluation (blood and/or urine tests) to ascertain the severity of the situation and tailor treatment for your pet.

At times, your pet may need advanced care at a referral or specialty center. When this is the case, our staff will discuss options for transfer and referral. Your primary veterinarian will stay abreast of your pet’s status at the emergency facility. For any additional information about our pet emergency care in Roanoke, give us a call today!

Book an Appointment

If your pet is sick and needs to be seen within the next 48 hours, please call or text our hospital at 540-343-8021 to speak directly to a team member.