After-Hours Vet Emergency Care
In some cases, we may need to refer you to the nearest 24-hour referral hospital listed below. Here are some local emergency clinics.
Pinnacle Veterinary Specialists
Call: (610) 447-8797
Philadelphia Animal Specialty & Emergency (PASE)
Call: (267) 727-3738
HOPE Veterinary Specialty
Call: (610) 296-2099
West Chester Animal Emergency Center
Call: (610) 696-4110
UPenn Veterinary Hospital Emergency Wing
Call: (215) 898-4685
Veterinary Specialty Center of Delaware
Call: (302) 322-6933
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital right away to schedule an urgent visit for your dog or cat. If your pet is having an extreme medical emergency, contact one of the referral hospitals above.
The reliable and compassionate team at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital offers veterinary care for our client's pets in most emergency situations by appointment only. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.
Steps to Take in a Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead - During regular business hours call us as soon as possible to see if a veterinarian is available to treat your pet and we will try to make room in our schedule.
- If your emergency is occurring outside of our open hours or if your pet is experiencing an extreme medical emergency, contact one of the hospitals listed above and let them know you are on your way before leaving.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Morton veterinary clinic or to one of the after-hours emergency vet locations above.
Veterinary Emergency FAQs
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for their current clients (cats and dogs) during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases for current clients during our regular business hours:
- Monday:07:30 am - 08:00 pm
- Tuesday:07:30 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday:07:30 am - 08:00 pm
- Thursday:07:30 am - 08:00 pm
- Friday:07:30 am - 08:00 pm
- Saturday:08:00 am - 02:00 pm
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- 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)
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Morton animal hospital in Delaware County is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.
If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule, we recommend that you visit 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 Stoney Creek Veterinary Hospital we are not able to provide overnight care for animals in need.
If an emergency patient in our care requires further treatment or overnight monitoring, we will stabilize them for transfer to a nearby emergency pet hospital.
- 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. We offer these services to current clients by appointment only.