Need an Emergency Vet in Green Cove Springs, FL?

During office hours, we are fully equipped and ready to help with all of your emergency and critical care needs. If you find that you need emergency assistance after hours, we recommend Clay Duval Pet Emergency Clinic They are available when we are closed and we trust them for quality care! In the event you have to visit the emergency clinic we can get the records so we can follow up if your pet needs further care.

For your convenience, we have provided the contact and website information for both locations here.

During Business Hours

Green Cove Animal Hospital
Get Directions | Phone: 904-284-5624

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri: 7:30am-5:30pm
Sat: Closed
Sun: Closed

After Business Hours

Clay Duval Pet Emergency Clinic
Get Directions | Phone: 904-264-8281
www.clayduvalpetec.net

Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 6pm-8am
Friday 6pm-Monday 8am

Emergency Vet Services

Even if your pet is healthy, it may need emergency vet services sometimes. A health event, trauma, or an animal attack could all require immediate attention that cannot wait for a regular vet visit.

Your emergency vet in Green Cove Springs, FL, is here to assess, monitor, treat, and make your pet as comfortable as possible.

Signs of a Pet Emergency

No two emergency vet situations are the same, so always use your best judgment to determine if this is a pet emergency. Be on the lookout for signs like these:

  • Trouble eating
  • Refusing to eat
  • Eating something toxic to animals (antifreeze, artificial sweeteners, rat poison, etc.)
  • Hit by a car
  • Limping, whimpering, yowling, wincing
  • Attacked by a snake, alligator, dog
  • Open wound
  • Unconsciousness
  • Disorientation and confusion
  • Eye issues
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Seizures

How to Stabilize Your Pet in an Emergency

Try not to panic. Take some deep breaths and prepare to take action. Assess the situation and render first aid, depending on what’s wrong.

What do I do if my pet stopped breathing?

My Pet Stopped Breathing

Ensure the airways are clear. Place your cheek up to the nose to see if they’re breathing. Check to see if the heart is beating by placing your hand on the left side where the dog/cat’s front elbow meets the chest. That’s where the heart is.

Place your mouth over the nose/mouth for small animals. Hold the mouth closed and place your mouth over the nose for larger animals. Give rescue breaths at a rate of 1 breath every 2-3 seconds. Place your hand over the heart and firmly compress 10-12 compressions over five seconds: alternate one breath, 10 compressions. Repeat. When the pet starts breathing, you can stop.

Once you’ve stabilized your pet, contact your emergency vet to let us know you’re on the way.

What do I do if my pet is bleeding?

My Pet Is Bleeding

If there is external bleeding, put pressure on the wound and elevate it if possible.

Once you’ve stabilized your pet, contact your emergency vet to let us know what happened and determine if you should bring your pet in.

What do I do if my pet is choking?

My Pet Is Choking

Place your fingers in the mouth. Try to dislodge the blockage. If this doesn’t work, give the chest a firm slap to force a cough and dislodge the object.

Once you’ve stabilized your pet, contact your emergency vet.

What do I do if my pet has heatstroke?

My Pet Has Heatstroke

Move your pet into the shade and pour cold water on it. Give it water to drink.

Once you’ve stabilized your pet, contact your emergency vet.

What do I do if a car hit my pet?

A Car Hit My Pet

Keep movement to a minimum in case of broken bones, internal injuries, or spinal injury. Grab a friend to help. Put a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. You can also wrap your pet in a blanket for transport. Use a board if you suspect a spinal injury.

Once you’ve stabilized your pet, contact your emergency vet to let us know you’re on the way.