Emergency Services

Emergency CareMaking the choice to become a veterinarian and enter into a profession defined by serving the health needs of companion animals comes with many responsibilities. Ensuring that your pets receive the medical care they need – when they need it – is more than just a 9-to-5 job.

We understand that emergencies can happen at any hour and when they do our clients rely on us to be available and ensure they receive timely emergency care.

During our regular office hours, the staff at Stoneledge Animal Hospital is fully prepared to handle any medical emergency your pet may encounter. We're supported by a range of diagnostic and medical resources that can be used to provide high quality and timely care as well as administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, and Circulation.

For emergency care, please keep in mind that if your emergency occurs near the end of the day and our veterinarians feel that your pet will need around-the-clock care, in the best interest of your pet, we may recommend that you go directly to an emergency facility.

We refer our clients to:

Animal Emergency Clinic
739 Warren Avenue
Portland ME 04103
(207) 878-3121

Maine Veterinary Referral Center
1500 Technology Way
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 885-1290

When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

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 situations should help you determine if you need to seek out emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate
  • Ingestion of a poisonous item such as Tylenol, ibuprofen, or cooking chocolate, etc.
  • Ingestion of a foreign body

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