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Emergency Vet Care in Chadds Ford, PA

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At Old Ridge Veterinary Hospital, we see pet emergencies during our regular business hours and can offer fast efficient care for any emergencies that come through our doors. The benefit of relying on your primary veterinarian for emergency vet care is that we know your pet’s medical history and can offer personalized care. Plus, we can seamlessly provide them with follow-up care after their urgent care experience. If your emergency occurs during our regular hours, don’t hesitate to come to us.

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When we’re open:

Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed

What to Do in an After-Hours Emergency

In the event your pet needs urgent care and our veterinary hospital is closed, please contact the nearest 24/7 emergency veterinarian.

How Do I Know My Pet Is Having an Emergency?

Not all emergencies are obvious and it can sometimes be difficult to know whether your pet needs urgent medical attention, or if you can wait and make an appointment with your regular veterinarian. If you notice any of the following symptoms or circumstances, you need to take your pet to the vet right away:

  • Traumatic injury, such as being hit by a car
  • Bleeding from the eyes, ears, nose, or mouth
  • Deep wounds that won’t stop bleeding
  • Vomiting/diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Blood in vomit, urine, or stool
  • Encounter or fight with a wild animal
  • Difficulty or inability to urinate
  • Sitting with head pressed against the wall (indicates a neural problem)
  • Ingestion of a toxin
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chronic coughing
  • Seizures
  • Has not eaten or drunk for 24 hours or more
  • Bloated abdomen that feels hard to the touch
  • Unable to walk or stand
  • Fever (ears and nose feel hot)
  • Eye injuries

If you are unsure about your pet’s health, don’t hesitate to contact us at (484) 383-8387.
We’ll be happy to give you advice on what to do.