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Emergency Veterinary Partners

Due to overwhelming demand for our standard veterinary services Stine Veterinary Hospital is unable to provide emergency care at this time. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency or requires urgent care please contact one of the emergency animal hospitals below.

Animal Emergency And Urgent Care

OPEN: 24/7

Call: (661) 322-6019

Address: 4300 Easton Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93309


VCA Bakersfield Animal Hospital

OPEN: 24/7

Call: (661) 327-4444

Address: 8610 Harris Rd, Bakersfield, CA 93311


Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

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

  • Call Ahead - Call the emergency animal hospital 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, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. 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 To The Emergency Vet - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely transport your pet to the Bakersfield emergency vet clinic above.

Emergency FAQs

Please read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about where to take your pet during a medical emergency. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Due to the current overwhelming demand for our standard veterinary services our vet at Stine Veterinary Hospital is unable to accept walk-in patients.

    Please call ahead to ensure that we are able to fit your pet into our tight schedule

    For urgent veterinary care please call the emergency animal hospital listed above to request further instructions and to let them know you are on your way. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our vet is unable to see walk-in cases at this time, but does see patients by appointment during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • 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
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Emergency animal care in Bakersfield is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    It is essential to call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide same-day 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 the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. If your pet requires overnight care the veterinary professional caring for your animal will be able to advise you about suitable overnight arrangements.

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Stine Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vet is passionate about improving the health of Bakersfield companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(661) 398-7121