Emergency Veterinary Care

 Zeeland Veterinary Service provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

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Daytime

Our vets are here for your pet during our regular hours in case of a veterinary emergency. Outside of our regular business hours, please contact one of the emergency animal hospitals noted below. 

Contact Zeeland Veterinary Service

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (616) 772-4930


After Hours Emergencies

If you are experiencing an emergency with your pet after hours, please contact one of the following veterinary animal hospitals.

After-Hours

Contact Animal Emergency Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 616-361-9911


After-Hours

Contact BluePearl Pet Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Call: 616-284-5300


Emergency Veterinary Services

Is your pet experiencing symptoms or behaviors that are causing you concern? Contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospitals listed above. 

Our compassionate, dependable team at Zeeland Veterinary Service offers veterinary care for pets in emergency situations. We have a passion for helping animals, and take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most. 

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow these steps:

  • Call Ahead If Possible - Call us right away during our regular business hours. After hours, call one of the emergency hospitals listed above to let them know you are on the way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to notify the emergency animal hospital that you are on your way, they may provide instructions to help you apply first aid or take measures to make your pet as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully. 
  • Remain Calm - Stay calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain, they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help. They may scratch or bite. 
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Zeeland veterinary clinic or one of the after-hours emergency vet locations above.

Emergency FAQs

Here are our most frequently asked questions we've received from clients about bringing a pet in for an emergency appointment at Zeeland Veterinary Service

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Zeeland Veterinary Service 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 - 07:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 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
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more]
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • 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
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Just like a human doctor's office, our Zeeland animal hospital can be unpredictable. You may have to wait. 

    We are not able to predict which 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 one of the 24/7 animal emergency clinics listed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Zeeland Veterinary Service 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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Caring for Pets in Zeeland

Zeeland Veterinary Service is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(616) 772-4930