Emergency Care

We recommend the below clinics in case of an emergency.

The following is a brief list of conditions we deem as both emergent and non-emergent.

This list is strictly meant to be a guide to aid in the determination of whether you should seek emergency veterinary care for your pet. If you are ever unsure, please go immediately to one of the recommended emergency clinics listed below.

Life-Threatening Conditions:

  • Hit by car or any type of severe trauma
  • Collapse or non-responsive patient
  • Severe vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours (Possible intestinal obstruction)
  • Toxin Ingestion (i.e., grapes, chocolate, artificial sweeteners, some plants, marijuana, etc.) Can call Pet Poison Control helpline at 888-426-4435 for more information and direction.
  • Vestibular disease (head tilt, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, nystagmus – “eyes darting back and forth”)
  • Male cat inability to urinate
  • Loss of mobility
  • Acute onset of seizures and/or seizure that lasts longer than 1 minute
  • Choking or respiratory distress (difficulty breathing)
  • Severe bleeding
  • Broken bones
  • Severe allergic reaction (hives, labored breathing, uncontrollable itching)
  • Heat stroke

Non-Life-Threatening Conditions:

  • Ear infection
  • Limping that is not due to an immediate trauma
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Loose stool
  • Broken toe nail
  • Canine cough – “kennel cough”
  • Tick removal
  • Skin allergies

All after-hour emergencies should go immediately to one of the referral clinics below.

Crown Veterinary Specialists
23 Blossom Hill Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833

21 US HWY 206
Raritan, NJ 08869 US

Garden State Veterinary Specialists
1 Pine Street
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
Eclipse Specialty & Emergency Pet Care
1 Papermill Dr,
Whippany, NJ 07981

The Basking Ridge Animal Hospital Team is here to help. Have a question? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you need to make an appointment, please call us at 908-766-4211.


340 S Finley Ave.
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Hours of Operation

M-F: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Phone Number

Phone: 908-766-4211
Fax: 908-766-3932