Pet Emergency West Chester, PA? Count on Our 24-Hour Vets

Pinnacle Veterinary Specialists is open 24/7 to the West Chester pet community for emergency veterinary services. Our team of board-certified veterinarians is able to provide your pet with advanced medicine and compassionate treatment. When it comes to emergency vet care, we focus not only on your pet’s care, but your experience, too. We know emergencies can be scary situations, and we want to do everything we can to give you peace of mind while putting your pet on the path toward healing. Call us at (610) 477-8797 if your pet is have an emergency.

We Support Your Primary Vet

Our 24-hour vets work with primary care veterinarians throughout the West Chester area to provide emergency and critical medicine for pets who need us. Our advanced emergency services are meant to compliment the care you receive from your regular veterinarian. After your pet is discharged from our hospital, we will inform your veterinarian of the care your pet received so they can provide effective follow-up treatment.

Our Emergency Care Services

Emergency veterinary medicine encompasses a range of medical branches, so we’ll draw on our board-certified team’s collective knowledge to give your pet the best care possible.

Some of the tools and services we use in emergency veterinary medicine in Wayne include:

Recognizing a Pet Emergency

How do you know when a symptom or behavior change warrants a trip to the emergency vet? It’s not always obvious! If your pet exhibits or experiences any of the following in West Chester, contact us immediately.

Common Pet Emergencies in West Chester include:

  • Vomiting or diarrhea for more than 24 hours
  • Puncture wounds
  • Wounds that do not stop bleeding after 5 minutes
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty breathing (gagging, coughing, blue tongue)
  • Seizures
  • Inability to stand or walk
  • Distended or swollen stomach that is hard to the touch
  • Traumatic events (being hit by a car, falling from a great height, etc.)
  • Difficulty or inability to urinate or defecate
  • Ingestion of a toxic substance (chocolate, grapes/raisins, xylitol, rodenticides, human medication, antifreeze, household cleaners, etc.)
  • Heatstroke (heavy panting, lethargy, high body temperature)
  • Encounter or fight with a wild animal
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If you are ever uncertain about your pet’s health, please do not hesitate to call us at (610) 477-8797 and our educated staff will help you make the best decision for your pet's care.