Is Your Dog or Cat Having an Emergency?  301.662.2273

Emergency Department & Urgent Care

Is your dog or cat having an emergency right now?
Call us at 301-662-CARE (2273) to let us know you’re on your way

  • If your pet cannot walk or be easily carried, use a blanket or a sheet as a stretcher. If you are worried that you cannot handle the pet without being injured, please call for advice. Small animals should be in carriers, if possible.
  • If your pet has ingested something that you think may be poisonous, we may recommend that you call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435. There is a charge for this call.


CARE Veterinary Center’s Emergency Department is open 24/7, 365 days a year. We’re always fully staffed with veterinarians and technicians who are ready and waiting to help you and your pet. Our state-of-the-art facility gives us the best technology, resources and staff to diagnose and treat any medical, surgical or emergent condition.


  • 24-hour veterinary and nursing staff prepared for all your pet’s life-threatening and critical care needs
  • Advanced diagnostic capabilities including ultrasound and digital radiology
  • Physiological monitoring to track the patient’s condition, support the treatment plan and immediately identify new medical emergency needs
  • On-site blood bank for blood and plasma transfusions
  • Advanced anesthetic monitoring capability
  • Experience in assessing pain and administering appropriate pain management