Emergency Care

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Pet Emergency & Urgent Care Services

in Riverhead and the Peconic Bay Area

At Peconic Bay Animal Hospital, we understand that your furry friend is an important part of your family. We want to assure you that we're here for you and your pet when they need emergency care the most. Our convenient Westhampton Beach location is equipped and experienced in handling urgent and emergency cases, and we offer same-day appointments for those situations that require immediate attention.

We understand that pets are most comfortable in familiar surroundings, which is why we strive to create a calm and welcoming environment for your pet during their time of need. Our team is equipped and experienced in handling most urgent care and emergency situations, providing peace of mind to you and compassionate care to your pet.

In the rare instance that your pet requires veterinary care outside of our regular hours, we have a trusted network of nearby 24/7 animal hospitals that we can recommend to ensure your pet receives the necessary care they need. At Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, we're committed to providing the highest quality care for your beloved pets. Contact us today for prompt and professional veterinary services.

Common Urgent and Emergency Care We Provide

  • Heat exhaustion & heatstroke
  • Dehydration
  • Sand impaction
  • Trauma care
  • Poisoning
  • Respiratory distress
  • Allergic reactions
  • Seizures
  • Severe vomiting/Diarrhea
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Birthing complications
  • Gastric torsion (bloat)
  • Heatstroke
  • Eye injuries
  • Cardiac issues
  • Neurological issues
  • Blood loss

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Peconic Bay Animal Hospital provide emergency and urgent care services for my pet?

Peconic Bay Animal Hospital is focused on providing exceptional wellness care for pets. However, for emergency and urgent care services, we recommend our nearby location, Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital, just 15 minutes away from our Riverhead office. If you believe your pet requires immediate attention, please contact our Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital office now. Our experienced veterinary team is prepared to provide prompt and professional care for your beloved pet's needs.

When should I bring my pet to the emergency room?

If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it's crucial to bring them to the emergency room immediately at our nearby location, Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital: difficulty urinating or defecating, fainting, sudden collapse, disorientation, seizures, weakness, inability to stand or walk properly, lack of appetite, repeated vomiting or diarrhea, difficulty breathing, choking or coughing, swollen or bleeding eye, nose or mouth, swollen limbs, limping, whining, shaking or restlessness, or excessive panting. 

Remember, this list is not exhaustive, so trust your instincts and seek emergency care if you have concerns about your pet's health.

What is the difference between an emergency and urgent care?

In pet care, emergencies and urgent situations are distinct. An emergency is a critical, life-threatening condition that demands immediate attention. On the other hand, urgent care refers to a condition that requires prompt medical attention but may not be immediately life-threatening.

What should I do if my pet is having an emergency after hours?

In the event of an emergency after hours, we advise seeking care at a nearby 24/7 animal emergency hospital. Our network includes trusted facilities that are equipped to provide the critical care your pet requires. Rest assured that we can recommend a nearby 24/7 animal emergency hospital to ensure your beloved pet receives the prompt and professional care they need during such critical times.

How much does emergency or urgent care cost?

At our Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital location, the cost of emergency or urgent care is dependent on the specific treatment your pet needs. Rest assured, our dedicated team will always provide you with a transparent estimate of the treatment cost before any procedures are performed.

What if I'm concerned about the cost of an emergency or urgent care visit for my pet?

We empathize with the concerns pet owners may have regarding the cost of emergency or urgent care. To alleviate this burden, we offer flexible payment options, including Care Credit, which allows you to spread out payments over six monthly installments. For more information on our payment options, please visit our dedicated payment options page. We are committed to providing compassionate care that is accessible and affordable for all pets and their owners.

Can I call ahead if I think my pet is experiencing an emergency?

Yes, if you believe your pet is experiencing an emergency, we recommend calling our Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital location at 631-740-9282 to let us know you're on your way. This allows our team to prepare for your arrival and provide prompt care for your pet.

If you think your pet is in need of emergency care or urgent medical attention, please do not hesitate to contact our Westhampton Beach Animal Hospital location immediately.

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