Emergency and Urgent Care

We will do everything possible to help during your pet’s time of need.

Quality Care When Your Companion Needs It Most

No loving pet parent wants to imagine a scenario in which they would need to seek emergency veterinary care for their furry family member. Unfortunately, these situations are much more common than many people realize. No matter how careful and responsible you are, no one is immune to disaster. It only takes a second for something to go wrong, and animals can develop serious illnesses quickly. If your pet ever faces a serious health issue, knowing where to turn is crucial. Here at Ortega Animal Care Center, we provide emergency and urgent care services for pets in San Juan Capistrano during our regular business hours and will do everything possible to help during your pet’s time of need.

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Common Pet Emergencies

Knowing when to seek emergency or urgent care isn’t always easy. Distinguishing between emergencies and situations that can wait for a regularly scheduled appointment is tricky, but there are certain signs that indicate your pet needs help right away. Additionally, some situations always require immediate veterinary attention.

If your pet exhibits any of the following symptoms, please contact us right away:

  • Large wounds or lacerations
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • Eye injuries
  • Bleeding from any orifice
  • Obvious signs of extreme pain
  • Lethargy or lameness
  • Collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Distended, painful abdomen
  • Sudden, unexplained behavior changes, especially aggression
  • Refusal to eat or drink for 24+ hours
  • Inability to pass urine or feces

In addition, emergency veterinary care is always recommended in these situations:

  • Difficulty during labor or delivery
  • Car accidents
  • Fights with other animals
  • Ingestion of or exposure to known poisons/toxins

We're Here for You at Any Time

As a pet parent, you know your companion better than anyone else. If you have any reason to think they could be suffering from a severe injury or illness, contact us immediately. When it comes to your four-legged best friend’s health, it is always best to err on the side of caution and see a veterinarian as quickly as possible.

Emergency and Urgent Care for Pets in San Juan Capistrano

If you are seeking emergency and urgent care for pets in San Juan Capistrano, Ladera Ranch, San Clemente, Dana Point, Mission Point, or the nearby communities, you’ve come to the right place. The veterinarians here at Ortega Animal Care Center provide comprehensive emergency and urgent care during regular business hours and will do everything they can to help your pet. Call now for the care your companion needs.

Call us at (949) 298-9196

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