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  • 33324 Agua Dulce Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390 US
  • (661) 268-8128

Emergency Veterinary Care

 Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours, and 24/7 equine emergency care.

Daytime & Large Animal Emergencies

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OPEN:

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Thursday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

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After-Hours Emergency Animal Hospitals for Small Animals

ACCESS

OPEN 24/7

20051 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Call: (818) 887-8862


VMSG Ventura

OPEN 24/7

2199 Sperry Ave, Ventura, CA 93003

Call: (714) 241-9020


VCA McClave

OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

6950 Reseda Blvd, Reseda, CA 91335

Call: (818) 881-5102


Emergency Veterinary Services for Pets & Horses

If your dog or cat is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic offers emergency vet services in Agua Dulce for dogs and cats in most emergency situations during our regular business hours.

Our vets also provide 24/7 emergency care for horses in Agua Dulce and surrounding areas.

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 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 emergency veterinarian in Agua Dulce or one of the after-hours emergency vet locations detailed above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    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 see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • 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
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Agua Dulce 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 Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic 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 emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs, but will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents, in serious situations. 

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New Patients Welcome

Sweetwater Veterinary Clinic is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about the health of Agua Dulce companion animals and horses. Get in touch today to book your four-legged friend's first appointment.

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