The Long Beach Animal Hospital is open 7 days per week until midnight. We are available to provide emergency care for your pet any time one of our doctors is present. Always call us first, because this will allow us to be better prepared for your arrival. After midnight we have a recording on our phone at 562-434-9966 to tell you where to take your pet if you have an emergency.
Some things to watch for that might indicate an emergency situation:
Unresponsive to you
Neurologic signs like seizures or circling
Crying in extreme pain
A cut or wound that does not stop bleeding
Your pet has fallen a substantial height or has been hit by a vehicle
Seeing your pet eat an known toxin like chocolate, antifreeze, rat poison or lillies (in cats)
If your pet has eaten your prescription medication
Emergencies take precedence over regular appointments, and we will stop whatever we are doing to assist your pet. Always call us before coming in to make sure we have a doctor available and help us prepare for your arrival. We might give you suggestions on something you should do at home before you bring your pet to us.
You should have a first aid kit available at all times.
Always have the Animal Poison Control phone number available.
For a list of common poisons follow this link on our web site.
After our doctor examines your pet we have the ability to perform immediate blood panel and x-rays.
We have a blood machine that will give us a detailed report in 30 minutes
We have digital radiography to also give us an immediate result
Once we determine the problem and treatment we can provide a wide array of medical or surgical services. We can also hospitalize your pet if needed and have a technician that lives in our building treat your pet through the night.
Once your pet is stabilized we can provide a wide array of medical and surgical services.