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Swift Creek Animal Hospital & Pet Resort

Emergency Resources

Should your pet experience an emergency outside our regular hospital hours, we advise consulting one of the following local emergency hospitals:

Veterinary Referral & Critical Care

1596 Hockett Rd

Manakin-Sabot, VA 23103

(804) 784-8722

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Animal Medical Center

3821 Fribble Way

Midlothian, VA 23112

(804) 639-3900

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VVC (Virginia Veterinary Centers)

3312 W Cary St

Richmond, VA 23221

(804) 353-9000

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BetterPet Urgent Vet

7138 Mechanicsville Tpke

Mechanicsville, Va 23111

(808) 442-2713

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Partner Veterinary Urgent Care

6506 W Broad St

Richmond Va 23230

(804) 206-9122

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14300 Winterview Pkwy

Midlothian, VA 23113

(804) 924-0404

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Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Acute abdominal swelling

  • Electric shock

  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea

  • Bleeding

  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke

  • Seizures

  • Sudden onset of weakness

  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)