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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Eastgate Animal Hospital we understand how stressful a pet emergency is. We trust the professionals at Guardian Vets and MedVet Cincinnati to give your pet the emergency care they deserve.

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Eastgate Animal Hospital


  • Monday:07:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday:07:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday:07:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday:07:30 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday:07:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday:07:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed

Call: (513) 528-0700

After-Hours Emergency Care

If you call our line after we are closed for the night, you will be redirected to Guardian Vets, an emergency veterinary helpline we provide to all of our clients. They will assess your pet's condition over the phone and advise you on whether or not your pet requires emergency veterinary services.

If you are in need of emergency services, please contact MetVet Cincinnati:

After-Hours Emergency Care

Contact MedVet Cincinnati

OPEN: 24/7 Including:




Call: (513) 561-0069

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

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

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call the Guardian Vets or the emergency animal hospital listed above for assistance or to let them know you are on the 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 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 the emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about what to do in a pet emergency. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    It's always best to contact the emergency hospital in advance if you can, but they understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

  • When are emergency services available?

    The emergency services listed above are available 24/7. 

  • 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
    • Unconsciousness
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    •  Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    An emergency animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. It is impossible to predict what cases will be see and when they will arrivee. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. MedVet Cincinnati will provide detailed information if your pet is required to stay.

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Eastgate Animal Hospital is welcoming new patients! Our compassionate vets are passionate about the health of Cincinnati companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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