Open Mon-Fri: 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Sat: 8:00AM to 1:00PM

Open Mon-Fri: 8:00AM to 5:00PM, Sat: 8:00AM to 1:00PM



We know how stressful and scary pet emergencies can be, and we’re equipped and ready to handle a wide variety of emergencies during our open hours.

If you’re concerned, then we are too—but in general, signs of an emergency include:

  • Bloated, swollen, or painful abdomen
  • Difficulty breathing, extreme coughing or choking
  • Inflammation or injury to the eye
  • Obvious pain
  • Staggering, stumbling, lack of balance, or inability to walk
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Unconsciousness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Seizures
  • Severe injury (car accident, fall)
  • Unable to deliver puppies or kittens
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Ingestion of poisonous foods
  • Broken bones, open wounds
  • Sudden blindness
  • Bloody diarrhea

If your pet is experiencing an emergency, please contact us immediately at (718) 933-1002. If possible, provide as much information as you can so that we can be adequately prepared to care for your pet.

While we are able to see emergencies during the day, please note that we do not provide overnight care.

Seeking quality care that won’t break the bank?

At Bronx Veterinary Center, we believe in offering quality service that fits your budget. Consider us as your cost-effective alternative if you’re seeking a second opinion. We credit the cost of our comprehensive exam consultation if your pet is hospitalized or undergoes surgery with us. In many cases, we can even utilize existing lab work and radiographs from elsewhere. Make us your affordable choice for trusted, compassionate veterinary care.

For emergencies that occur outside of our business hours, we recommend the following facilities:

NYC Veterinary Specialists     
410 West 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
(212) 767-0099

Animal Medical Center
510 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10065-8314
(212) 838-8100

Animal Specialty Center
9 Odell Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 457-4000

VEG Veterinary Emergency Group
1215 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10065

The American Veterinary Medical Association has some good information about pet emergencies and first aid tips on their website. Taking a few minutes to read it before you need it will help prepare you to handle pet emergencies should they arise.