During the hours we are open, our team is ready to treat your pet’s emergency. No appointment is necessary; just bring your pet in as soon as possible. We will assess, stabilize, and treat your pet. If we determine your pet needs more advanced care, we may need to transfer you to a nearby dedicated veterinary emergency hospital.

Signs of Potential Emergencies

  • Breathing- choking, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, panting

  • Weakness- sudden onset of falling, difficulty standing, can’t use legs like normal, can’t stand up

  • Painful- sudden onset of yelping, whining, acting painful

  • Bleeding- if there is any kind of bleeding

  • Pale gums

  • Seizing- actively having a seizure

  • Trauma- hit by a car, dropped, fell, animal attack.

  • Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool

  • Potential poisoning, including chocolate, grapes, medications, or plants

  • Eye injuries

  • Heat stress or heatstroke

  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more

  • Unconsciousness

  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in 24 hours

  • Fractured bones, severe lameness or inability to move leg(s)

For emergencies after-hours, take your pet to one of the following veterinary hospitals:

Cobb Emergency Veterinary Clinic

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

(770) 728-6400

630 Cobb Parkway North

Marietta, GA 30066

Cherokee Emergency Veterinary Clinic - Temporarily Closed

Open 6PM to 12AM Fridays, 24 hours on weekends and holidays

(678) 909-1700

7800 Highway 92

Woodstock, GA 30189

Other Useful Resources:

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) is your best resource for any animal poison-related emergency, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call 888-426-4435. A consultation fee may apply.


Pet Emergency Kit Checklist

A checklist for supplies and information that could be vital in case of emergency with your pet.

American Red Cross Pet First Aid Mobile App

This app may be helpful in a pinch when you find yourself with a pet emergency!

CDC Pet Disaster Kit Checklist

In case your pet has to be taken somewhere to board safely for an extended stay, here is a checklist of the most important items you'll need to remember! Click to magnify and save image.

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