Emergency Veterinary Care

Rock Road Animal Hospital understands that emergencies are never pleasant or convenient. We are more than prepared to handle a wide range of emergencies during our regular business hours. We do ask that if possible you give us a call prior to coming in so we can be prepared for your arrival.

For emergencies that occur after our normal hours, our answering service will refer our clients to the following emergency facilities:


St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic (North)
12501 Natural Bridge Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
(314) 739-1500
http://www.stlouisanimalemergencyclinic.com/ourlocations/northlocation.html

St. Louis Animal Emergency Clinic (South)
9937 Big Bend Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63122
(314) 822-7600
http://www.stlouisanimalemergencyclinic.com/ourlocations/southlocation.html

Associated Veterinary Specialist
12462 G Natural Bridge Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
(314) 739-3330
http://www.avsstl.com

Veterinary Specialty Services
1021 Howard George Drive
Manchester, MO 63021
(636) 277-9400
http://www.vssstl.com/index.html

Midwest Veterinary Referral Center
17497 Noah Outer 40
Chesterfield, MO 63005
(636) 536-4991
http://midwestvetreferral.com/

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When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Pet

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

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