Animal Emergency Services

At Animal Emergency Hospital, we are the experts in pet emergencies. We provide a variety of services to ensure your pet gets back to feeling their best self.

(810) 627-7179

Animal Emergency Hospital is pleased to offer the following emergency veterinary services to the pets of Burton, MI, and the surrounding areas.

In-House Laboratory

In-House Pharmacy

Digital X-Ray




Oxygen Therapy

Fluid Therapy

Blood Transfusions

Is my pet experiencing an emergency?

Pet emergencies can happen at any moment and be stressful for pet owners and their beloved companions. Animal emergency services are crucial for immediate medical attention when your pet is experiencing a health crisis.

Pet emergency services can range from immediate treatment for a traumatic injury, such as a broken leg or a dog bite, to life-saving care for a pet experiencing a severe illness or abnormality.

When a pet experiences a sudden onset of a serious illness, such as heat stroke, it can lead to life-threatening consequences if not treated immediately. If you’re unsure if your pet is experiencing an emergency, look for signs such as excessive panting, labored breathing, lethargy, seizures, vomiting, or difficulty walking. You should immediately seek veterinary care if your pet displays any of these symptoms.

Pets with the following symptoms should be seen ASAP:

  • Coughing and/or respiratory distress: difficult or labored breathing
  • Neurological abnormalities: collapse, lack of balance, head tilt, seizures, circling, head pressing, visual deficiencies, etc.
  • Seizures: if more than one within 24 hours
  • Unproductive retching or dry heaving
  • Rapid/progressive abdominal distension
  • Vomiting and/or inability to hold down food/water
  • Diarrhea or straining to defecate
  • Slow or rapid heart rate
  • Bleeding from orifices: mouth, nose, rectum, abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Lethargy, weakness
  • Pale mucous membranes: pale gum color
  • Inability to urinate or straining to urinate
  • Difficult or long labor
  • Toxin ingestion
  • Trauma
  • Pain/discomfort: trembling, yelping, unwillingness to move, aggressive behavior when moved
  • Squinting one or both eyes
  • Facial swelling and/or hives
  • Penis stuck out of sheath
  • Dragging of limbs
  • Locked in a hot car

Local animal emergency services are staffed with highly trained and experienced veterinarians who provide life-saving care for pets in distress.

Many veterinary clinics and hospitals offer 24-hour emergency services, but others may only provide these services during regular business hours. It is a good idea to research veterinary urgent care options near you in advance so you know where to go in case of a pet emergency.

Pet emergencies can be frightening and stressful for pet owners, but it’s important to remain calm and act quickly to get your pet the medical attention they need. Don’t wait until an emergency happens to research pet emergency services and veterinary urgent care options near you. Take the time now to be prepared and ensure that your pet has access to the best possible care in case of a health crisis.

If you are concerned about any symptoms that your pet may be experiencing, please call (810) 627-7179. Our team will determine whether you need an exam and consultation with a veterinarian in any of the above cases.

Pet emergencies can be unexpected and scary, but Animal Emergency Hospital is here to help.

Our hours of operation are 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday and 9:00 am to 9:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. No appointment is necessary.

We offer emergency support as an extension of your regular veterinary care provider, so you can always expect seamless communication between our hospital and your primary veterinarian.

Pet Emergency FAQs


What is a pet emergency?

A pet emergency is any urgent medical condition requiring immediate veterinary attention from professionals like Animal Emergency Hospital. Pet emergencies can range from severe injuries or illnesses to poisoning and beyond. Don't hesitate – if you think your pet may be distressed, seek help immediately.

The experts at Animal Emergency Hospital are here to provide the best care for your pet in case of an emergency. Call us today so we can help!


How much does emergency pet care cost?

There is a base exam fee of $155, which allows the veterinarian to do a full physical exam and speak with you directly about your pet. Once complete, a treatment plan and cost estimate will be presented.

Several factors determine how much your services with cost in total. Emergency care costs are typically based on the severity and complexity of your pet's condition as diagnosed by our hospital. Additional costs may include diagnostic tests, treatments, medications, and follow-up visits.

In some cases, you may even need to pay for a stay in the hospital. The best way to ensure you know the costs of emergency pet care is to thoroughly discuss your pet's condition and treatment plan with Animal Emergency Hospital. Knowing ahead of time will help you prepare financially and give your pet the necessary care.

Please note that payment is due the same day; we take all major credit cards, cash, carecredit, scratchpay, and direct trupanion payments.


Can you call Animal Emergency Hospital for advice?

If you think your pet is experiencing an emergency, don't hesitate to call us immediately. We are here for all of life's unexpected moments and have experienced professionals ready to help you and your furry loved one. Our team is equipped with specialized training in emergency medicine, surgery, diagnostics, and more, so you can trust that your pet is in good hands. We are also happy to provide advice and support over the phone if needed. Give us a call today for any of your pet's emergency needs!


When should I take my pet in for emergency care?

There are certain symptoms you can watch out for that could indicate the severity of your pet's situation — and when you should bring them in. These include difficulty breathing, seizures, lethargy or weakness, diarrhea or vomiting, or any signs of pain or distress. Please seek immediate veterinary care if any of these apply. To learn more, please review our more in-depth list here or give us a call. Remember, the sooner you act, the better chance your pet has of making a full recovery.


Should I include emergency care in my pet’s records?

By including any and all emergency care in your pet's medical records, you can help ensure that your pet receives the best possible care when they need it most. Emergency care history can provide invaluable information about past reactions to medications or treatments, which could be beneficial during a crisis. Additionally, it can provide a clearer picture of your pet's overall health over a longer period of time.