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Emergency Veterinary Care

Experiencing a veterinary emergency in the Central Pennsylvania area? Silver Springs Animal Clinic provides emergency veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours on a case by case basis.

(717) 766-5980

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Silver Springs Animal Clinic

  • 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:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed

Call: (717) 766-5980

After-Hours Emergency Vet Care

Shores Veterinary Emergency Center

OPEN: 24/7

Call: (717) 798-8500

Hershey Animal Emergency Center

OPEN: 24/7

Call: (717) 298-7883

Emergency Veterinary Services and Referrals

Is your pet exhibiting symptoms or behaviors that are causing you concern? Contact our office right away to discuss scheduling, or the 24/7 emergency facilities listed on this page.

Our compassionate and experienced team at Silver Springs Animal Clinic offers veterinary care for pets in select emergency or urgent situations. Animals are our passion, and we take pride in providing quality medical care when it's needed most. If we are unable to offer immediate assistance, our knowledgeable staff will provide referral information to get your pet the medical attention they require. 

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

Are you experiencing a veterinary emergency? Please follow the steps below. 

  • Call Ahead During Office Hours - Call us right away during regular business hours. If our team can accommodate your pet’s emergency, you will be offered an appointment time. If we are unable to provide immediate assistance, we will be happy to provide local emergency facility information.
  • Outside Office Hours - Please call the resources listed on this page and explain in detail your pet’s current medical issue
  • Remain Calm - Stay calm and be extra careful around your pet. Animals in pain often react negatively towards anyone attempting to help, and may scratch or bite.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Take precautions when bringing your pet to any veterinary facility. Please be sure pets are secured safely in a carrier on a leash and handled with caution if potentially painful or injured.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Silver Springs Animal Clinic

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Silver Springs Animal Clinic strives to provide the best medical care for your furry friend. If you are experiencing an emergency with your pet, please call us to see if we are able to accommodate a same day visit. Please note that we are not an emergency medical facility with round the clock care. We do our best to offer emergency care when we are able, and are happy to provide contact information for other capable facilities when we must refer patients out.

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases 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:08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

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

    We are unable to predict which patients and situations may require longer time than anticipated. Please call ahead to see if we are able to accommodate additional emergency appointments.

    If we are unable to add your pet to our appointment book, we recommend that you visit one of the 24/7 animal emergency centers listed on this page.

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

    Some veterinary emergencies require supervised overnight care. If we are able to accommodate supervision for critical cases, patients will be transferred to our Palmyra location to be observed and treated. If we are unable to meet overnight needs, we will work with you and your preferred emergency facility to help the transfer go as smoothly as possible.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians primarily treat urgent health issues in cats and dogs, but we also see other small animals, such as birds, reptiles and small exotic pets such as hedgehogs and ferrets. 

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New Patients Welcome

Looking for a vet in Mechanicsburg PA? Silver Springs Animal Clinic is accepting new patients! Our skilled veterinarians are passionate about improving the health of Central Pennsylvania companion animals. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment.

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