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Emergency Vet in Memphis

Three of our PetVax Complete Care Centers veterinary hospitals—Bartlett, Germantown, and Midtown—provide emergency and urgent veterinary services to cats and dogs throughout their regular hours. For after-hours care, contact the emergency veterinary hospital listed below.

Daytime Emergency Vet Care

PetVax - Bartlett

Monday to Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

Call: (901) 373-9496

Contact PetVax - Bartlett 

PetVax - Germantown

Monday to Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

Call: (901) 654-3110

Contact PetVax - Germantown 

PetVax - Midtown

Monday to Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM - 2:00PM

Call: (901) 244-6195

Contact PetVax - Midtown 

After-Hours Emergency Vet Care

Contact Animal Emergency Center

Monday to Friday: 6:00PM - 8:00AM
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays: 24 Hours

Call: (901) 323-4563

Emergency Veterinary Services at PetVax Complete Care Centers

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that are causing your concern, contact one of our hospitals as soon as possible or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at our PetVax Complete Care Centers Bartlett, Midtown and Germantown locations offer veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During our regular opening hours, call one of our three locations equipped to handle emergencies as soon as possible. If your emergency occurs after-hours, contact the emergency pet hospital above to let them know you are on your way. 
  • 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. 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 bring your pet to one of our Memphis veterinary clinics or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency Vet FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at one of our PetVax Complete Care Centers hospitals. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    PetVax Complete Care Centers provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during regular clinic hours at our Bartlett, Germantown and Midtown locations. 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 after-hours emergency vet location shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours at each of the following 3 locations:

    PetVax - Bartlett

    Monday to Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    8:00AM - 2:00PM

    PetVax - Germantown

    Monday to Friday: 9:00AM - 5:00PM
    Saturday: 8:00AM - 2:00PM

    PetVax - Midtown

    Monday to Friday: 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    9:00AM - 2:00PM

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Memphis animal hospitals work similarly to 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 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.

    While we do not have 24-hour staffing. we will provide, to the best of our abilities, the best level of care to the patients.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs.

New Patients Welcome

PetVax Complete Care Centers is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Memphis companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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