Experiencing an Emergency?

Our team of veterinary professionals is available 24/7 to provide emergency services. With our fully equipped hospital and surgical center, we are able to care for critically ill and injured pets. In cases of severe toxicity, we often ask that owners call the Pet Poison Hotline regardless and start a case with them. We can then access the case and specific treatment plans from their toxicologists. In lesser toxicity cases, it may even save them a trip to the ER if the toxicologist deems the situation to not be concerning enough to seek immediate care.

If you and your pet are experiencing an emergency and need to visit, please call us ahead of time. We’ll be able to provide the highest quality care when we are aware of your visit and are adequately prepared for it.

We treat over 2,000 emergency cases every year. Our team of highly skilled and compassionate veterinary professionals will care for your pet 24 hours a day, seven days a week using the highest level of medical care.

Emergency cases are seen immediately upon arrival, and a doctor will go over their assessment and treatment plan once the pet is stable.


Atascadero Pet Hospital & Emergency Center
Get Directions | (805) 466-3880

Hours of Operation
Our team of veterinary professionals is available to provide emergency services 24/7.

Our hospital is fully equipped with:

  • Electronic monitoring devices
  • IV pumps
  • Oxygen administration equipment
  • Ventilators
  • ECG with external pacing and defibrillation
  • Specialized isolation units for contagious diseases
  • Isolettes for neonatal care
  • Specialized patient warming devices
  • In-house pharmacy
  • In-house laboratory
  • Blood transfusion
  • Plasma transfusion
  • Rattlesnake antivenin

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
Visit Website | (888) 426-4435

Hours of Operation
Their team of poison control experts is available to provide poison control advice 24/7.

This equipment allows us to care for critically ill and injured patients when their regular veterinarian is unavailable. Once your pet is stable, we will work with your primary veterinarian to determine further care.