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Emergency Veterinary Care

Companion Animal Hospital can offer emergency care for dogs and cats during our regular business hours. If you require after-hour care visit one of the 24/7 emergency hospitals listed below or leave a message on our machine, and we will try to get back to you the next business day. 

(860) 449-9800

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Companion Animal Hospital

Open: Monday - Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Call: (860) 449-9800


After-Hours Emergency Care

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 401-866-6787


After-Hours Emergency Care

Middletown - Pieper Memorial

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 860-347-8387


Emergency Veterinary Services

If your cat or dog is displaying any concerning behaviors or symptoms contact our office right away if we are unavailable you can leave a message or visit either of the 24/7 emergency pet hospitals listed above. 

Our vets at Companion Animal Hospital are equipped to provide you and your pet with veterinary care in many emergencies. We are passionate about animals and take pride in providing high-quality urgent care when your furry companion needs it the most.

What to Do in a Pet Emergency

If you and your pet are experiencing a veterinary emergency, carefully follow each of these steps:

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call immediately. For after-hour care, contact one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above to inform them that you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, they might provide you with instructions to help you apply first aid or to make your cat or dog feel as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Stay calm and be very careful around your pet. When animals are in pain they sometimes react negatively towards anyone trying to help and might scratch or bite.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Groton veterinary clinic or one of the after-hours emergency vet locations listed above.

Emergency FAQs

Below we have listed the answers to our most frequently asked questions so you can learn more about bringing your cat or dog in for emergency care at Companion Animal Hospital. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Companion Animal Hospital offers emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our usual business hours. We always recommend calling us in advance if you are able however, we understand that in emergencies it isn't always possible. 

    If we can't fit your pet into our schedule, we suggest visiting one of the after-hours emergency vet locations displayed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians can see emergency cases during our usual operating hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    Here are some examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Groton animal hospital operates similarly to a human doctor's office so the wait times can be unpredictable and you might have to wait. 

    We are not able to predict the types of cases we will see and when they will arrive. If you can, call us ahead of time to find out whether we can provide emergency care for your pet.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend visiting one of the 24/7 animal emergency hospitals displayed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Companion Animal Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are able to treat cats and dogs. 

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New Patients Welcome

Companion Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Groton companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(860) 449-9800