Emergency and Urgent Care

Same-Day Appointments When Time is of the Essence

If you have an urgent pet health care condition during our normal office hours, please call us as soon as possible so we can arrange to have you bring your pet in or help you develop a plan, which could include referral to a local emergency clinic. Although some emergency conditions are best handled at specialized critical care facilities, Little River Animal Hospital is well-equipped to handle many animal urgent care situations.

Emergency Vet in Alpharetta, GA

Urgent Care Conditions Seen at Little River:

  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Lethargy or anorexia (not eating)
  • Limping
  • Seizures
  • Itching, facial swelling, or allergic reaction
  • Torn toenail
  • Bleeding or wounds (that are not severe or life threatening)
  • Ingestion of toxic substances (such as chocolate, sugar-free gum, etc.)
  • Presence of mass or bump
  • Pain or discomfort (whimpering, hiding, tender to touch)
  • Eye discharge
  • Coughing or sneezing
  • Blood in urine or stool
  • Male cats straining or not producing urine (should be seen at Little River Animal Hospital or emergency clinic ASAP)
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Broken Bones


  • Hit by car
  • Collapse or disorientation
  • Significant bleeding
  • Severe animal attack

If you are unsure of which hospital you should bring your pets to during an urgent situation, please feel free to give us a call at 770-619-1616 so we can help direct you.

After Hours Emergency Hospital:

If  you think your pet has eaten something poisonous:

Call us at 770-619-1616 immediately! If after hours, contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435. Trained toxicologists will consider the age and health of your pet, what was ingested, and then make a recommendation about what action should be taken.

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