Emergency Pet Care

Emergencies, accidents, and illnesses are unfortunate facts of life.  We understand how upsetting it is when your pet is sick or injured and know you want the best very best level of care when your pet is hospitalized and needs critical care services.

For these reasons, we offer emergency and critical care veterinary medical services during normal hospital hours. Our expert health care team is staffed with caring, compassionate, highly-skilled professionals who are dedicated to providing quality care for your pet.

Keep our phone number with your other emergency numbers.

(404) 252-1641


If this is an after hours emergency please contact Animal Emergency Center of Sandy Springs.

(404) 252-7881

The boy with his favorite four-legged friend

When to Bring in Your Pet for Urgent Care

We recommend that you call us immediately if your pet is experiencing any of the following:

  • Choking or having difficulty breathing
  • Hit by a car or suffered blunt-force trauma of any kind
  • Ingested a foreign object such as a toy, sock, or string
  • Ingested something poisonous
  • Profuse bleeding
  • Inability to move or stand
  • Unusually warm or cold
  • Having a seizure
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Excessive vomiting and/or severe diarrhea
  • Blood in stool
  • Unable to pass stool or urinate

When in doubt about your pet’s condition, call us—our team will be more than happy to answer your questions, offer advice, or set up a room so we can see your pet.

Our sister hospital, Brookhaven Animal Hospital, is open Monday - Friday until 9 PM and on Sundays from 1-5 PM. When both clinics are closed on the weekends, one of our doctors will answer an emergency number until 9pm at night.

If your emergency is after 9PM at night, please reach out to one of the following two emergency clinics:

Animal Emergency Center of Sandy Springs

(404) 252-7881
228 Sandy Springs Place NE, Atlanta, GA 30328

Blue Pearl Pet Hospital - Sandy Springs

(404) 459-0903
455 Abernathy Rd NE, Sandy Springs, GA 30328


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