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Hickory Veterinary Hospital
Make an Appointment 443-371-9046
Pet Emergencies & Urgent Care

Pet Emergencies & Urgent Care

We offer emergency and urgent care during regular business hours and will work to accommodate you and your pet as quickly as possible in the event of a medical emergency.

During business hours, please contact our office at 443-371-9046 if you think that you have an emergency with your pet. Our helpful staff members will consult with the doctors on how best to address the situation.

Emergencies, which need to be seen right away, include the following:

  • Allergic reactions
  • “Bloat” (painful, distended abdomen with or without non-productive retching)
  • Broken bones
  • Dog fights
  • Hit by car
  • Poisonings
  • Seizures
  • Straining to urinate (especially in male cats)
  • Trouble breathing

We also recommend urgent veterinary care if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Increase or decrease in water intake/urination
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Loss of appetite or lethargy
  • Behavior changes
  • Diarrhea or vomiting
  • Ear odors, redness, scratching or head shaking
  • Trouble urinating or defecating

After hours, please contact the one of the following emergency service providers:

Animal Emergency Hospital
722 Belair Road
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 420-PAWS (7297)

Hartford Emergency and Referral Veterinary Services
526 Underwood Lane
Bel Air, MD 21014
(410) 420-8000

For any possible poisonings, please call:

Pet Poison Helpline
(800) 213-6680