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Veterinary Specialty Hospital Roseville

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Emergency/Critical Care

24-HR ER: (916) 783-4655

Our Emergency team is on-site 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Our emergency veterinarians are highly specialized in the treatment of patients who have sustained trauma, are critically ill, and require intensive 24-hour care. We also treat minor emergencies and provide care for patients in need of medical attention when your family vet is not available.

What to do in an Emergency


Take the Eureka Road/Atlantic Street exit off I-80

What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet Has Eaten Something Toxic

Gather up any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten or suspected as having been eaten and bring it with you. Please don’t be shy; if it was marijuana or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team; it will speed up diagnosis and treatment.


Emergency Services

Our emergency team is available 24/7/365. The patients in our ICU are never left unattended, and you can rest assured that as your pet recovers, he or she will be cared for at all times. We are open on holidays and weekends. If you are concerned, please call or come in.

The team in our emergency departments work with you and your pet’s regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our doctors have extensive training in a complete range of emergency services and are supported by our team of experienced veterinary technicians.


  • Radiography (X-Rays)

  • Ultrasound


We recommend that you keep a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit.  Keep it in your kit for when you need to restock.

First Aid Kit Checklist

  • Pet Backpack or lunchbox

    • Place all the following items inside and remember to restock

  • Phone Numbers:

    • Your regular veterinarian, the closest emergency room, and Poison Control: (888) 426-4435

  • A spare leash

  • Self-cling bandage

  • Muzzle

  • Gauze pads

  • Gauze

  • Bandage tape

  • Ice pack

  • Cotton balls

  • Scissors

  • Saline solution

  • Tweezers

  • Rectal thermometer

  • Disposable gloves

  • Blanket

  • Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)

    • (If approved by a veterinarian)

  • Styptic powder (Kwik Stop)

  • Nail clippers

  • Flashlight

  • Rubbing alcohol

    • (To clean the thermometer)

  • Your pet's paperwork

    • Rabies certificate, Important Medical Records

Meet Our Emergency and Critical Care Team