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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we provide emergency vet care for cats and dogs throughout our regular business hours. 

(908) 755-2428       After-Hours Emergencies

Daytime Emergencies

Contact Plainfield Animal Hospital


  • Monday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Saturday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sunday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

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After-Hours Emergencies

Contact AnimERge


21 US-206
Raritan, NJ 08869

Call: (908) 707-9077

Contact Garden State Veterinary Services


643 NJ-27
Iselin, NJ 08830

Call: (732) 283-3535

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors which are concerning your, contact our animal hospital right away. Otherwise, if your veterinary emergency is occurring outside of our business hours, call one of the after-hours emergency hospitals featured above.

Our caring, professional and communicative team at Plainfield Animal Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency cases, Pet health is our passion and we take pride in providing the highest quality of veterinary medical care to the pets who need it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead If Possible - If it is during our regular business hours, call us immediately, otherwise, call one of the emergency animal hospitals featured above to let them know that you are on your way to them.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call us, or an emergency hospital, to let us know you are on your way, you may be provided with instructions for applying first aid to your pet, or to make them as comfortable as possible until they canm receive care. Ensure you follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our South Plainfield veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Plainfield Animal Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Plainfield Animal Hospital 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 - 08:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Sunday: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our South Plainfield animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We cannot predict what 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 the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

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

    Some veterinary emergencies will require overnight care and monitoring. At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we provide overnight care for pets who require it.

    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 veterinary team is experienced with treating a wide range of animals in the case of a veterinary emergency, from cats and dogs to birds, reptiles, small mammals and amphibians.

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Welcoming New Patients

At Plainfield Animal Hospital, we are always welcoming new patients! Our vets are passionate about providing state-of-the-art care to South Plainfield's companion animals. Contact us today to book your first appointment.

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