Emergency Services

Emergency Veterinary Care

Medical emergencies for a beloved pet can, and often do, happen outside of normal business hours. To best meet all your pet's needs, we work to make sure you have access to the best 24/7 pet emergency care that Dover has to offer.

During regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at Dover Veterinary Hospital are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call (603) 742-6438 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

For after-business-hours emergencies, we refer clients to the following emergency hospital:

Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital

215 Commerce Way, Suite 100
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 433-0056

When Should I Seek Emergency Care for My Pet

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

  • Unable to urinate or defecate
  • Deep lacerations or wounds
  • Blood in urine
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)

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