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Emergency Veterinary Care

The staff at Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital offers emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during regular clinic hours and recommends trusted local clinics for after-hours care.

(615) 643-7931

Daytime Emergency Care

Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital

HOURS: 

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (615) 643-7931


After-Hours Emergency Care

If your pet is experiencing symptoms of a veterinary emergency after our regular hours, contact one of these emergency veterinary clinics:

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that concern you, contact our office or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above right away. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take In a Pet Emergency

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

  • Call ahead if possible: During regular business hours call us right away. After business hours, call one of the emergency animal hospitals listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow instructions provided: When you call the emergency pet hospital, the staff there may offer instructions to help you administer first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain calm: When animals are in pain, they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch. So, remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. 
  • Bring your pet in for care: Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Springfield veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet locations above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that's not always possible in emergency situations. 

    If we are unable to see your pet, we recommend that you visit one of the after-hours emergency vet locations shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 12:00 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
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Unconsciousness
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Springfield animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office — it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We don't know what cases we'll see or when they'll come. Whether possible, get in touch ahead of time to see if we can provide emergency 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 one of the 24/7 animal emergency hospitals provided above. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians treat cats and dogs. 

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New Patients Welcome

Greenbrier-Springfield Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Springfield companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(615) 643-7931