After Hours Emergencies
If you are experiencing an emergency with your pet after hours, please contact the following veterinary animal hospital.
ACCESS Los Angeles
OPEN: 24/7 (Including Holidays)
Call: (310) 558-6100
Our Emergency Pet Care
If your pet is showing any concerning symptoms or behaviors, contact our veterinary hospital as soon as possible.
Our vets are able to provide work-in emergency services during our regular hours.
If it is obvious that your pet is experiencing a severe veterinary emergency and needs care as soon as possible after midnight, contact the emergency hospital listed above first to make sure your companion gets the care they need as quickly as possible.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours, please call us as soon as possible to see if our clinic is able to see your pet right away. If your pet's medical emergency occurs outside of our regular business hours, please contact the 24/7 emergency hospital above (ACCESS Los Angeles).
- 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 drive your pet to our Marina del Rey veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Shane Veterinary Medical Center.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Shane Veterinary Medical Center provides emergency veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the 24/7 emergency vet location shown above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday:07:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Tuesday:07:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Wednesday:07:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Thursday:07:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Friday:07:00 am - 07:00 pm
- Saturday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Sunday:08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Marina del Rey animal hospital 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 during our regular hours, 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 Shane Veterinary Medical Center 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 veterinarians are able to provide emergency medical care to cats and dogs.