Emergency Care at Midway Veterinary Hospital
Call: (606) 679-7319 ext. 9
Monday - Friday: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm
Saturday: 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
After-Hours Emergency Care
Call: (606) 679-7319
You'll be asked to dial #1 to be connected with a triage team.
NOTE: After-hours emergency fees will apply if your pet must be seen.
Identifying & Handling Pet Emergencies
If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away.
The reliable and compassionate team at Midway Veterinary Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, and we take pride in providing quality medical care.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency Clinic
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Please Call Ahead - During regular business hours, call us to let us know you are on your way. This allows us time to prepare. After hours, call our hospital. You'll be asked to dial #1 to be connected with a triage team at GuardianVets.
- 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 as possible. 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 our Somerset veterinary clinic. Alternatively, call us and dial #1 for GuardianVets, which can connect you with a triage team.
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Midway Veterinary Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Midway Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for pets during our regular office hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible.
In circumstances where we are not able to provide emergency care or if your pet is experiencing an emergency after our office hours, call us. You'll be asked to dial #1 to be connected with a triage team at GuardianVets that can recommend local area veterinary emergency hospitals.
- 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
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Somerset animal hospital is just like 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 call us. You'll be asked to dial #1 to be connected with a triage team at GuardianVets, listed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Midway Veterinary Hospital we only provide emergency care during our regular office hours.
If your pet needs after-hours intensive care, we recommend calling our hospital. You'll be asked to dial #1 to be connected with a triage team at GuardianVets, which has a triage team that can recommend area veterinary hospitals able to provide overnight care.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are able to handle emergency situations during our regular hours for cats and dogs.