After-Hours Emergency Care
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OPEN: 24 hrs 7 days a week
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your cat or dog is having an emergency or is displaying concerning symptoms or behaviors call our office immediately or contact the emergency pet hospital displayed above.
The passionate and dependable team at Nolana Animal Hospital provides high-quality veterinary care for pets in the majority of emergency situations. We love animals and are proud to provide them with optimal medical care when they need it the most.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you and your pet are experiencing a veterinary emergency, take the following steps:
- Call Ahead If You Can - During our normal business hours give us a call immediately. For after-hours care, call the emergency animal hospital shown above to inform them that you are coming.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call the emergency pet hospital to let them know that you are on your way, they may give you instructions to help you provide your pet with first aid or to make them as comfortable as possible. Carefully follow any instructions you are provided with.
- Remain Calm - Keep calm and be very careful around your pet. When animals are in pain they can negatively react to anyone that is trying to help them and may scratch or bite.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself in harm's way! Safely take your pet to our veterinary clinic or the after-hours McAllen emergency vet location above.
Below you can read our most frequently asked questions to get more information about bringing your pet in for an emergency visit at Nolana Animal Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Nolana Animal Hospital offers urgent and emergency 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 emergency situations it isn't always feasible.
If we can't fit your pet into our schedule, we suggest visiting the after-hours emergency vet location listed above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases at our animal clinic during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Wednesday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Thursday: 07:30 am - 06:00 pm
- Friday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: Closed
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our McAllen animal hospital operates similarly to a human doctor's office—it could be unpredictable and you might have to wait.
We are unable to predict which cases we will see and when they will arrive. If you can, call ahead to find out if we can provide emergency care for your cat or dog.
If we can't fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we suggest visiting the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Nolana 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 mostly experienced with cats and dogs but will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents, in serious situations.