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Emergency

We have veterinarians and support staff on duty 6 days a week, who are trained and equipped to help with your pet. Usually an emergency team consists of at least one veterinarian and several technicians and assistants working together to save a pet's life. If you ever feel that your pet needs emergency treatment do not hesitate to call 207-282-6390. If possible, it is best to call before coming in so that a team member can advise you on your particular emergency and prepare equipment as necessary.   We do our best to see all emergencies, also there are times that your pet's emergency would be best with an emergency staff that is open 24 hours a day.  

Common veterinary emergencies include, but are not limited to:

  • Painful, Unable to settle down
  • Bleeding (may include nose bleeding or bruising anywhere on body)
  • Seizures, loss of consciousness, or disoriented in behavior
  • Difficulty breathing (may include panting in a cat, blue, purple or pale hue to tongue and gums)
  • Loss of appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Straining or crying out while trying to urinate
  • Any traumatic injury
  • Exposure to excessive heat or cold (normal body temp is 99-102F)
  • Squinting or holding eye(s) shut

**Please note, this is not a complete list of emergency conditions. If you are unsure about the condition of your pet, please contact the office for additional guidance.**

If your pet is experiencing any of the above emergencies, please contact the Biddeford Animal Hospital immediately or if after hours one of the emergency clinics listed below:

Maine Veterinary Medical Center, Scarborough                   (207) 885-1290

Animal Emergency Center, Portland                                   (207) 878-3121

Port City Veterinary Referral Hospital, Portsmouth               (603) 433-0029