Emergencies

When there is a critical need, we want the best and quickest care for your pet. A hospital with 24-hour
care is in your pet’s best interest. If your pet has an immediate, life-threatening emergency, you should
transport them to an emergency hospital of your choice. We have listed those we recommend below.

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The reasons for referring to emergencies are numerous. We have listed some of them for your information and understanding:

  • We do not have staff in the office 24 hours per day. Many emergencies require constant supervision
    by trained technical staff for the best prognosis. There are currently no practices in Jackson that
    offer this.
  • Emergency doctors are trained and more proficient in emergency medicine than we are as general
    practitioners. They have all the staff to help them with procedures, where we are alone at night. This
    enables them to save lives that we may not be able to.
  • We can better care for our clients if we are well-rested. Lack of sleep can lead to mistakes and we
    will not take that chance with our patients.
  • Emergency hospitals have the proper equipment for emergency needs. We have wonderful
    state-of-the-art equipment, but we do not have oxygen cages and other emergency equipment.

Recommendations for Emergency & Urgent Hospitals

There are many different facilities in the area that offer emergency medical care should you be in the position that you need it. Below you will find some of the top facilities that we recommend.

MSU Veterinary Medical Center – East Lansing
517-353-5420
Hours: Open 24/7
736 Wilson Rd. East Lansing, MI
cvm.msu.edu

Great Lansing Veterinary Center – Williamston
517-708-2525
Hours: Open 24/7
1290 W. Grand River Ave Suite 500 Williamston, MI
glvetcenter.com

Animal Urgent Center – Ann Arbor
734-531-7540
Hours: Weekdays 1p – 9p, Weekends 9a – 7p
215 N Maple Road Suite A-1 Ann Arbor, MI
animalurgentcenter.com

Oakland Vet Referral Services – Bloomfield
248-334-6877
Hours: Open 24/7

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital – Multiple Locations
Ann Arbor – Urgent Care
734-971-8775
Hours: Wed – Sun 9a – 10p
4126 Packard Rd. Ann Arbor, MI
bluepearlvet.com

Southfield – Emergency
248-354-6640
Hours: Open 24/7
29080 Inkster Rd. Southfield, MI

Emergency Veterinary Hospital – Ann Arbor
734-369-6446
Hours: Open 24/7
5254 Jackson Rd. Suite E Ann Arbor, MI
emergencyvetannarbor.com

1400 S. Telegraph Rd. Bloomfield, MI
ovrs.com

When to Call

Knowing when to call your veterinarian can be tricky. Here is a list of some common calls we receive and how
urgent they are. If you are ever unsure, it never hurts to call us or an emergency hospital.

Immediately

  • Eye injury
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Bleeding that won’t stop
  • Medication overdose or poisoning
  • Uncontrolled vomiting or diarrhea
  • Protruding rectum or vagina
  • Seizures, unconsciousness, collapse
  • Heat Stroke
  • Hit By Car
  • Burn
  • Difficulties giving birth
  • Inability to urinate or defecate

Same Day

  • Possible broken bone
  • Not eating or drinking for 24 hours
  • Vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours
  • Painful when touched
  • Sudden, severe lameness
  • Rash, itching, or head shaking
  • Bruising or nose bleeds
  • Vomiting or diarrhea with blood
  • Sudden change in behavior
  • Excessive water intake
  • Abnormal, painful lumps
  • Cloudy eyes or squinting

Within 24 Hours

  • Not eating
  • Soft stool without pain, mucous, blood, or straining
  • Occasional vomiting (2-3 times)
  • Foul breath and drooling
  • Sudden weight loss or gain
  • Lameness for 24 hours
  • Swollen joints
  • Lethargy
  • Discharge from eyes
  • Moderate itching
  • Changes in urination
  • Scratching ears, discharge

Other Emergency Resources

Pet Poison Helpline
If your pet has ingested anything possibly toxic such as plants, medications, or human food, call the Pet Poison
Helpline for more information on toxins and what to do. *Fee does apply
petpoisonhelpline.com
855-764-7661

ASPCA Toxic and Non-Toxic Plants List
There are so many plants out there and it’s often hard to both identify the plant and know its toxicity level. This website allows you to search through names and photos and lists toxic levels for dogs and cats.
aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants

Care Credit
This credit card is available for use on human and veterinary medical expenses. When an emergency occurs that wasn’t expected, finances can be a concern. Having this option available can make the difficult decisions a bit easier.
carecredit.com