Emergency Services

Emergency Veterinary CareWhen Care Can't Wait

The life of a veterinarian includes a promise your pet is supported by the best emergency care possible, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During our regular business hours, Para Hills Veterinary Clinic’s medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call (08) 8258 4838 in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

Should your pet experience an emergency outside our regular hospital hours, please contact the following emergency facility:

Animal Emergency Centre
102 Magill Rd, Norwood, 5067 SA
08 8362 1722

Signs Your Pet Needs Emergency Attention

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

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate