Emergency Veterinary Care

Emergency Services

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 have a doctor or technician on call everyday until 10pm.

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

Our trained staff is available to provide assistance should your pet need urgent care. You can reach a veterinarian or a technician on-call at any time after hours until 10pm by dialing the Animal Hospital at (585) 243-5660 and following the automated instructions.

After 10pm you can call any of the following Veterinary Emergency Centers:

  • Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center in Buffalo 716-662-6660
  • Northtowns Veterinary Emergency Services in Buffalo 716-427-5114
  • Veterinary Medical Center in Syracuse 315-446-7933
  • Cornell Animal Hospital in Ithaca 607-253-3060
  • Northwest PA Pet Emergency in Erie, PA 814-866-5920
  • Urgent Veterinary Care in Auburn 315-515-3074

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

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