Ithaca Pet Emergencies

Ithaca, New York pet 911

Medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your pet's needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 emergency care.

During our regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at Veterinary Care of Ithaca are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur outside of our regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facilities:

Cornell University Hospital for Animals
930 Campus Road
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
Phone: (607) 253-3060
vet.cornell.edu/hospital

Colonial Veterinary Hospital (until 10pm)
2369 N. Triphammer Rd
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 257-3650
colonialvet.com

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate