Emergency Veterinary Services
Due to our busy daily schedule, current clients will have to take priority. If your pet is experiencing an emergency situation and we cannot fit them into our schedule we recommend calling the emergency veterinary clinic listed above.
The compassionate team at Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital would love to be able to offer emergency care in most situations, but we have put our trust in the local Medford emergency veterinary clinic above.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours, current clients should call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Medford veterinary clinic or the after-hours animal emergency clinic location above.
Emergency Veterinary Care FAQs
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital can try to provide assistance in our client's time of need, but calling ahead is very important as we have limited time in our busy schedule to allocate to emergency cases.
If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above.
- When is your clinic open?
Our veterinarians will try to help emergency cases during our regular business hours:
- Monday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 05:30 pm
- Saturday: 08:00 am - 03:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed
- What situations require emergency vet care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Medford animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.
If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Siskiyou Veterinary Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.
While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our veterinarians are experienced with cats and dogs.