What to do in Case of a Pet Emergency
Help your pet receive prompt care
When your pet is critically ill or injured, the amount of time it takes to be treated could drastically affect how well and if your pet recovers. Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including holidays. No appointment is needed if your pet is having a medical emergency. Proceed directly to any of our three locations – Chandler, North Valley, or Mesa. If you are able to call to alert us that you are coming, it can often help speed up the process once you arrive, but is not required.
How do I know if my pet needs to be seen right away?
If your pet is showing any potentially life-threatening signs you need to get them to a vet right away. Common signs of a pet emergency are listed here.
Give us a call
You can call anytime, day or night, if you are unsure if your pet’s situation is an emergency. It is much better to be safe and ask than to worrying and risk further complications.
Having a plan before the emergency happens is the best way to deal with a pet emergency.
Know where to go and who to call in case of a pet emergency. Keep this information close to your phone, on the fridge, or with other important emergency information. This is important both in your own home and while traveling with pets.
Keep your 1st Pet refrigerator magnet in a place where you have easy access during a pet emergency. Don’t have one? Send us an email at [email protected] to request a one.
Use the AAHA-Acredited Hospital Locator to find emergency facilities near your travel destinations.
Keep the Animal Poison Control Center number in an accessible place: (888) 426–4435
1st Pet is The One to Call – 24/7
1st Pet Veterinary Centers is one of the few veterinary hospitals in the region with a board-certified emergency and critical care specialist, Alisa Reniker, DVM, DACVECC, as the Medical Director and highly experienced emergency veterinarians and technicians on staff. That means your pet will always receive the very best and most advanced emergency care available. Additionally, we are accredited by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA), which ensures that each hospital meets or exceeds the strict requirements that measure medical excellence.