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Emergency Veterinary Partners

While we are equipped to provide emergency care, we ask that you please call first to ensure a vet is available. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency or requires urgent care after hours, please contact one of our Emergency Veterinary Partners.

Call Now: (661) 398-7121

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 - Contact us or call one of 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, 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?

    Yes, please call our hospital before coming to make sure one of our vets at Stine Veterinary Hospital is available to care for your pet. 

    You can also call one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above if your pet is experiencing an emergency after-hours. Request further instructions and 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 offer routine care and emergency services by appointment during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Friday:Closed
    • Saturday:Closed
    • 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. 

    You may want to call ahead to find out if a hospital is able to provide same-day care for your dog or cat.

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New Patients Welcome

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