Emergency

We have veterinarians and support staff on duty 4 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 emergencies on a case by case basis, but there are times that your pet's emergency would be best handled by an emergency facility 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

Portland Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Care, Portland          (207) 878-3121

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

If your pet has a medical concern that is not an emergency but we are unable to see your pet due to a booked schedule, the following clinics are walk-in urgent care clinics and are NOT open 24 hours:

PetMedic Urgent Care Vet Clinic, Portland                                        (207) 813-4777, open 2pm-9pm weekdays and 10am-7pm weekends

Angelus Urgent Veterinary Care, Kennebunk                                    (207) 569-0064, open 12pm-8pm Friday-Monday