Emergency Care

For any emergency during our operating hours, please call us directly. In the case of an after-hours emergency, contact one of the clinics listed below.

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 help you determine whether you should seek emergency veterinary care for your pet. If you are ever unsure and it’s during operating hours, please call us. Otherwise, go immediately to one of the recommended emergency clinics listed below.

Life-Threatening Conditions
  • Hit by a car or any type of severe trauma
  • Collapse or non-responsive patient
  • Severe vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours (possible intestinal obstruction)
  • Toxin Ingestion (e.g., grapes, chocolate, artificial sweeteners, some plants, marijuana, etc.): Call the Pet Poison Control helpline at (888) 426-4435 for more information and directions
  • Vestibular disease (head tilt, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, nystagmus – “eyes darting back and forth”)
  • Male cats: inability to urinate
  • Loss of mobility
  • Acute onset of seizures and/or seizures that last 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 toenail
  • Canine cough – “kennel cough”
  • Tick removal
  • Skin allergies

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

Eclipse Specialty & Emergency Pet Care

1 Papermill Dr,
Whippany, NJ 07981
(862) 404-0991

Crown Veterinary Specialists

23 Blossom Hill Road
Lebanon, NJ 08833
(908) 236-4120

Garden State Veterinary Specialists

1 Pine Street
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753
(732) 922-0011


21 US HWY 206
Raritan, NJ 08869 US
(908) 866-8907