pet emergency services

Pet Emergency

Emergency Care in Westlake Village, CA

Doctor Watase is generally available for pet emergancy services weekday evenings and on weekends. The voice messaging system will let you know if he is available and give instructions on leaving a message and then page him for you. If you have a veterinary emergency during our regular business hours, please contact us directly at (805) 495-1059. If you have a veterinary emergency that is outside of our regular business hours and need immediate assistance please contact the emergency clinic nearest you.

Emergency Clinics Close By

Serious health problems, injuries, and illness require immediate care. When your pet urgently needs to see a veterinarian, Anza Animal Clinic offers quality emergency care.

While we understand you may not always be in a position to call in advance, if you are able to do so it will help our staff be prepared for your pet’s arrival so the animal gets needed medical care that much quicker.

If your pet has an emergency after those hours, we recommend the following 24-hour veterinary hospital(s):

VSV Veterinary Specialists Valley
22123 Ventura Boulevard
Woodland Hills, CA
(818) 883-8387: 24 Hour Emergency Hospital

Horizon Veterinary Specialists
(805) 856-0290
5280 Valentine Rd., #120, Ventura, CA 93003
[email protected]

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
2967 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA
(805) 492-2436: 24 Hour Emergency Hospital

Signs your pet may need emergency care:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety tips:

Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.

For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.

For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.

If you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us at (805) 495-1059 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.