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Emergency Veterinary Care

During our regular clinic hours, Hermitage Animal Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Hermitage Animal Clinic

  • Monday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (615) 889-9150

After-Hours Emergency Care

Contact BluePearl Pet Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: (615) 383-2600


Contact Nashville Veterinary Specialists

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: (615) 386-0107


Emergency Veterinary Services

If you have any concerns about your pet's symptoms or behavior, please contact our office or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above immediately.

Hermitage Animal Clinic's dependable and compassionate team provides veterinary care for pets in the majority of emergency situations. Our passion is animals, and we take pride in providing high-quality medical care when your pet is in desperate need.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you have a veterinary emergency, follow these steps.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call us right away during regular business hours. Call the animal emergency clinics listed above after hours to let them know you're on your way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you're on your way, you may be given instructions on how to administer first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Pay close attention to these instructions.
  • Remain Calm - Do not panic, but be extra cautious around your pet. When an animal is in distress, it may bite or scratch anyone who tries to help.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Take care not to endanger yourself! Bring your pet to our Hermitage veterinary clinic or to the above after-hours emergency veterinarian location safely.

Emergency FAQs

Learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Hermitage Animal Clinic by reading our most frequently asked questions.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    During our regular clinic hours, Hermitage Animal Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs. It's always best to contact us ahead of time if possible, but we understand that in an emergency, this isn't always possible.

    If we are unable to accommodate your pet's needs, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location listed above.

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • 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
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Like a human doctor's office, our Hermitage animal hospital can be unpredictable, and you may have to wait.

    We have no idea what cases we'll see or when we'll see them. Ask if we can provide emergency care for your dog or cat by calling ahead.

    If our vet's schedule is already full, we suggest you go to the above-mentioned 24-hour animal emergency hospital.

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Certain veterinary emergencies necessitate overnight care. We provide overnight care for animals in need at Hermitage Animal Clinic.

    Our dedicated team will treat your pet as if it were their own while in our care.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians treat cats and dogs.

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New Patients Welcome

Hermitage Animal Clinic is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Hermitage companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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