Emergency Services

Veterinary Emergency CareWhen Care Can't Wait

Medical emergencies happen and when they do it can be scary for you and your pet. MapleShade wants to be there for you and your beloved pet when an emergency occurs. During our regular business hours our medical staff and resources are available to help if an emergency arises. If possible, plesae call in advance so that we may prepare for your arrival.

Since emergencies can occur after hours, we want to be able to provide you with the best possible resources to help you. If you need to seek emergency care for your pet, we recommend the following facilities:

Veterinary Referral Center of Northern Virginia Emergency Department
8610 Centreville Road | Manassas, Virginia 20110
Phone: (703) 361-8287 | Fax: (703) 361-8833
Email: info@vrc-nova.com
Hours:

  • Wednesday: 5pm–1am
  • Thursday: 5pm–12am
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: 5pm–1am
  • Open 24 hours on all major holidays
  • No appointment necessary

VCA Woodbridge Animal Hospital
2703 Caton Hill Road | Woodbridge, Virginia 22192
Phone: (703) 897-5665
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your 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 emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate