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McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital

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Compassionate Urgent Care for Dogs & Cats

For questions about emergency medical services at McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital, please call (480) 405-7810 or contact us online for more information.

Accidents happen. Even the healthiest pet may twist their ankle at the dog park or swallow something they shouldn’t have. The compassionate veterinary team at McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital is ready and able to care for your pet when they are suffering from a medical emergency.

McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital is here for you and your pet. During our normal business hours, we’re extremely flexible and can accommodate your pet if you have an urgent medical issue. It’s helpful, but not necessary, to give us a call before you bring your pet in to see us. If you do call ahead, your Scottsdale veterinarian will be prepared to jump on the case as soon as you arrive.

For less urgent medical issues, you’re welcome to bring your pet in for a walk-in appointment. Every time you bring in your pet to McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital, you can rest assured that your pet will receive the personalized care and attention to detail that they deserve.

We are able to accept emergency walk-ins during our regular business hours:

  • Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm

  • Saturday: closed

  • Sunday: closed

If your pet experiences an emergency after hours, we recommend you get in touch with one of our trusted partners in emergency health.

For afterhours emergency services, please contact:

Bluepearl Pet Hospital

Phone: (480) 949-8001

Emergency Hours: 24/7

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VetMED Consultants 101 and Cave Creek

Phone: (602) 697-4694

Emergency Hours: 24/7

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Animal Medical and Surgical Center

Phone: (480) 502-4400

Emergency Hours: 24/7

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If your pet is experiencing any of the following symptoms, they may need emergency medical care:

  • Apparent paralysis

  • Dramatic change in body temperature

  • Difficulty standing

  • Excessive bleeding

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Pale gums

  • Rapid breathing

  • Seizures

  • Weak or rapid pulse

  • Rattlesnake bites

  • Heat exhaustion

  • Limping

All of these symptoms are serious and should be attended to without delay. Bring your pet in to McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital right away if they are exhibiting one or more of the above symptoms.

We understand that emergencies can be scary for both you and your pet. Don’t be scared! We are here for you and your pet during this difficult time. If you can, remain calm to keep your pet calm too; this can prevent them from further injuring themselves and from becoming aggressive out of fear or pain.

Day Hospitalization at McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital

As an AAHA accredited animal hospital, we are able to offer hospitalization services for pets who require supervised care. If your pet needs monitoring, oxygen therapy, administration of intravenous fluids, or another hospitalization service, McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital is ready to help during normal daytime hours. We’ll work with you and a 24-hour emergency provider if your pet needs prolonged monitoring.

AAHA Accredited - Cat in Woman's Arms

McDowell Mountain Animal Hospital is AAHA Accredited

As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited veterinary clinic, we are fully equipped to handle whatever your pet needs. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of veterinary care in the country, so you can be sure that your pet will receive the best medical attention when they see our team.

Learn more about our AAHA accreditation