Emergency Vet Care in Pasadena

We understand emergencies can strike at the most inconvenient times. As a full-service animal hospital that is also accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), we are prepared to handle most emergencies that your pet may have. If you believe your pet is having a medical emergency, we urge you to call us at (410) 317-2028 immediately. Since we will be providing immediate care, there may be an extra charge for these services or we may refer you to one of the following emergency veterinary office in the area.

If you think your pet is having an emergency outside of our normal business hours, please contact one of the below emergency veterinary hospitals.


10000 Old Columbia Rd,

Columbia, MD 21046

(410) 441-3304


Dogs & Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency

6700 Laurel Bowie Rd.

Bowie, MD 20715

(301) 809-8800

Emergency Vet in Pasadena, MD
Dog at emergency vet clinic

What Indicates an Animal Emergency

Due to natural instinct, cats and dogs hide pain and discomfort quite well. Consequently, it can be hard to tell if they're having an emergency. Still, there are some definate indicators. Most importantly, if your pet has suffered a life threatening injury or you suspect they've ingested a toxic substance, visit us immediately.

Signs of an animal emergency include:

  • Your pet is having difficulty breathing, including gagging and wheezing.
  • Blood is seen in your pet's vomit or stool.
  • Your pet has been vomiting for over 12 hours.
  • Diarrhea has been a problem for over 24 hours.
  • Your pregnant pet has been in labor for over three hours.
  • Their abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch.
  • They're having trouble urinating.

If Your Pet Ingests a Toxic Substance

Many household items, including plants and foods, are toxic to cats and dogs. While these items may be harmless to humans, they may be poisonous to pets. Since we're unable to note the exhaustive list, please refer to aspca.org for a complete dictionary of toxic substances. In addition to it's thoroughness, the site lists substances' level of toxicity. If your pet is vomiting, is having seizures, or has diarrhea, or you suspect they've ingested any toxin, call their hotline. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) can be reached at (888) 426-4435.

Never hesitate to take action if you think your pet is having an emergency. Contact us for more information today!

Dr. Ashley and his staff are awesome! We take our 2 doberman's here for care and the staff are so friendly and nice. We won't go anywhere else for care. They are amazing!
-Beth W.