Daytime Emergency Vet
Contact West Salem Animal Clinic
Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Saturday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Call: (503) 588-2903
Our urgent care services are available to current clients on a case-by-case basis. Please call us to see if we can accommodate your pet.
After-hours Emergency Veterinary Services
We offer limited emergency services to current clients only. If your pet is showing any concerning symptoms or behaviors, contact our office right away, or the emergency pet hospital locations listed below.
Salem Emergency Veterinary Clinic
OPEN: Evenings, Weekends, Holidays
Call: (503) 588-8082
VCA Salem Animal Hospital
OPEN: Daily: 08:00am-08:00pm
Call: (503) 581-1438
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours, call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospitals listed above 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, you may receive instructions 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 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 West Salem veterinary clinic 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 West Salem Animal Clinic.
- Do I need to call ahead?
As we are not an emergency clinic we are not always able to accommodate emergency appointments. Please call us to see if we are able to accommodate your pet's situation.
If we are unable to provide care for your pet, we will refer you to the nearest emergency pet hospital for care.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians offer limited emergency services during our regular clinic hours:
- Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- Saturday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
- 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 West Salem animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have longer or shorter wait times depending on the day.
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 one of the animal emergency hospitals detailed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. If your pet requires extended hospitalization we will coordinate a transfer to the nearest 24/7 emergency pet hospital and work with the team there to ensure your pet receives the best care possible.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our veterinary team is experienced with treating cats and dogs.