Emergency Care

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Emergency Veterinary Care in Durham

Comprehensive & Compassionate Medical Care for Your Pet

Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care is here for you and your pet when your pet is experiencing a medical emergency. We know emergencies can be both scary and unpredictable, but our compassionate staff is here to help. We are open seven days a week and accept walk-in emergencies during our normal business hours. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, we are fully equipped to handle veterinary emergencies in Durham, Chapel Hill, and the surrounding areas.

If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please call (919) 736-6797 right away.

Emergency Situations

It can be difficult to tell if your pet is sick or injured. Ultimately, it’s up to you as a pet parent – if you think there’s something wrong with your pet, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our Durham veterinarians are here to help.

Bring your pet in to Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care if they have recently experienced any of the following conditions:

  • Trauma or impact injuries – Many injuries aren’t visible to the untrained eye. If your pet has fallen, been hit by a car, or has taken some other impact, they should be evaluated by our veterinary team as soon as possible.
  • Bite wounds – Not only can bites cause unseen damage under the surface, but it’s possible that disease can be spread from animal to animal. We can treat the wound itself while helping prevent infection.
  • Difficulty or labored breathing – Is your pet breathing unusually quickly? Are they wheezing or breathing too hard? Breathing problems should be taken seriously. Bring them in to see our veterinary team so we can investigate.
  • Repeated vomiting – If your pet has been vomiting repeatedly or uncontrollably, it’s possible they’ve ingested something they shouldn’t have. Vomiting can also lead to dehydration and other complications, so bring them in to see us right away.
  • Exposure to toxins – Many things are toxic to pets, even if they’re safe for humans. If your pet has gotten into something they shouldn’t have, from human foods to pest control measures, they may need medical attention.
  • Difficulty Urinating - If your pet is having difficulty urinating, and is unable to pass urine normally. This can be exceptionally uncomfortable for your pet and is a medical emergency.

Emergencies can happen at any time. The above list is just a few examples of emergencies we treat at Park Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care. Our Durham veterinarians are ready to help get your pet back on all fours.

If you are able, please give us a call before you bring your pet in to see us. We’ll be better prepared to treat you pet right away.

If you’re concerned about your pet’s health for any reason, don’t hesitate to call (919) 736-6797. For less urgent issues, you can contact us online.

Care, compassion 
and commitment.

  • Passionate Staff

    Quality of care is of the utmost importance to us. We are committed to helping our patients thrive.

  • Dedicated to the Community

    We have been active and serving the community since 1982.

  • Award Winning

    Voted Best in Durham by Durham Magazine for 6 years running and voted Neighborhood favorite by Nextdoor for 3 years running.

Come for a Visit

Come to our state-of-the-art facility for your furry friends next appointment! Let us care for you.

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