San Francisco Veterinary Pet Emergency Services

During our regular business hours Ocean Avenue Veterinary Hospital is also your San Francisco emergency vet, and is more than capable of handling any medical pet emergency for your San Francisco Bay Area pet that may arise. In any pet emergency seconds count, which is why our San Francisco pet hospital emergency staff has the resources and is trained to administer the ABCs of basic life support—Airway, Breathing, and Circulation/Cardiac CompressionSan Francisco Veterinary Pet Emergency Servicess.

We do ask our clients to call, if possible, before bringing their pet to us at our San Francisco veterinary emergency office so that we can know the nature of your pet emergency and be prepared for your visit.

For emergencies that occur after our Bay Area vet office normal business hours, we refer our San Francisco pet hospital clients to:

All Animals Emergency Hospital
1333 9th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 566-0531


San Francisco Veterinary Specialists
600 Alabama St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 401-9200


Nor Cal Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital
2201 Juniper Serra Blvd
Daly City, CA 94014
(650) 488-7363

San Francisco Pet Emergencies: When Should I Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek San Francisco veterinary 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 vet clinic care for your San Francisco 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