VCA Asher Animal Hospital
OPEN: Monday to Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
No emergency service Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night.
Call: (530) 224-2200
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - Call one of the hospitals listed above (during their business hours) right away 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 In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to one of the veterinary hospitals listed above.
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Dana Park Veterinary Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Due to the current overwhelming demand for our standard veterinary services, our vets at Dana Park Veterinary Hospital are unable to accept walk-in patients.
Please call ahead to ensure that we will be able to fit your pet into our tight schedule.
- When is your clinic open?
While our vets are currently unable to see walk-in cases, we do see patients by appointment during our regular business 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: 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
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Redding animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
It is critical to call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide same-day care for your cat or dog.
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 listed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. If your pet needs overnight care, the veterinary professional caring for your animal will advise you regarding suitable overnight arrangements.
New Patients Welcome
Dana Park Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Redding companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.