During office hours we have veterinarians and support staff on duty who are trained and equipped to help with your pet. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call (207) 282-6390. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency and prepare the team and equipment as necessary. We do our best to see emergencies on a case by case basis, but there are times that your pet’s emergency would be best handled by an emergency facility that is open 24 hours a day.
Common veterinary emergencies include, but are not limited to:
– Painful, Unable to settle down
– Bleeding (may include nose bleeding or bruising anywhere on body)
– Seizures, loss of consciousness, or disoriented in behavior
– Difficulty breathing (may include panting in a cat, blue, purple or
pale hue to tongue and gums)
– Loss of appetite
– Straining or crying out while trying to urinate
– Any traumatic injury
– Exposure to excessive heat or cold (normal body temp is 99-102F)
– Squinting or holding eye(s) shut
**Please note, this is not a complete list of emergency conditions. If you
are unsure about the condition of your pet, please contact the office for
If you find that you need emergency assistance after hours, we recommend Maine Veterinary Medical Center. They are available when we are closed and we trust them for quality care! In the event you have to visit the emergency clinic, records will be forwarded to us so we can follow up if your pet needs further care. For your convenience, we have provided the contact and website information for the after hours location here.