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If you think your pet is sick or injured and you’re not sure what to do, call Monument East Veterinary Hospital at (520) 298-8358 and speak to one of our experienced triage technicians. They will help assess the situation and determine whether your pet needs to be seen by our veterinarian on an emergency basis.
*Most emergencies will be seen at our facility during regular business hours*
Emergency situations include:
TRAUMA - Bite wounds / Broken bones / Burns / Distended abdomen / Hit by car / Excessive bleeding / Eye injuries / Heatstroke / Inability to walk / Sudden collapse / Trouble breathing / Gagging / Choking
INGESTION - Substances such as chocolate, mushrooms, onions, household plants, antifreeze, insecticides, rat poison, household cleansers, pool chemicals, human medication, bones, pennies, other foreign objects or excessive amounts of food or garbage.
DISEASE/ILLNESS - Coughing, sneezing, or difficulty breathing / Changes in behavior, appetite, or stools / Bumping into things, becoming disoriented / Allergic reactions, including swelling, rashes, or itching / Inability to urinate; straining to urinate / Pregnant animals that have gone more than 3-4 hours between delivering / First time seizure, seizures lasting more than 3 minutes, or multiple seizures / Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior / Vomiting blood/passing blood in the stool or urine / Diabetic animals refusing food
If circumstances permit, please try to call ahead so that we may prepare for your arrival.
IF OUR OFFICE IS CLOSED – PLEASE CALL:
SOUTHERN ARIZONA VET EMERGENCY CENTER (eastside) at: 520-888-3177
ANIMAL EMERGENCY SERVICES/PIMA PET CLINIC (central) at: 520-327-5624
VETERINARY SPECIALTY CENTER OF TUCSON (northwest) at: 520-795-9955