24/7 Emergency & Critical Care

We’re Always Here to Help Pets – 24/7/365

In a medical emergency, it’s important to know that we’re here for you and your cat, dog and  other pets  24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our fully equipped animal hospital is staffed around  the clock by highly trained and experienced emergency veterinarians and veterinary  technicians. And we have onsite imaging and lab services for fast, accurate diagnosis.

No appointment is ever necessary for emergency care—just come into our hospital at 4  Hardscrabble Heights in Brewster, New York, at any time, day or night. If possible, give us a call  to let us know you’re on your way. And remember:

  • Stay calm
  • Handle your pet carefully since injured or scared pets can sometimes be aggressive
  • Please drive carefully

Not sure if you should bring your pet in for emergency care? If you have any concerns at all,  simply call us at 914-704-3400. We’re here to help. Always.

When Is It A Pet Emergency?

If your dog or cat shows any of these signs or symptoms, it’s vital to seek immediate medical  attention:

  • Choking or difficulty breathing
  • Loss of motor control or coordination
  • Paralysis, unable to stand or use limbs
  • Pale or white gums
  • Seizures
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Bone fracture
  • Burns
  • Bite from another animal, particularly if it punctures the skin
  • A wound or cut particularly if it won’t stop bleeding
  • Trauma from a motor vehicle accident
  • Medication, poison or chemical ingestion
  • Repeated pacing back and forth
  • Refusal to eat for more than two days
  • Excessive drooling, non-productive retching
  • Swollen, distended or firm abdomen
  • Pregnancy or labor complications
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Heat stroke or hypothermia
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Electrocution
  • Eye Injury 

How to Prevent a Pet Emergency

There are simple, commonsense steps we can take to prevent many pet emergencies:

  • Never leave your pet in the car alone—accidents and heat stroke can happen!
  • Make sure your home and yard are secure so pets can’t run away and get into trouble
  • Pet-proof your home by keeping medications, cleaners, cosmetics and chemicals secured and out of reach
  • Keep your pet away from the pool or hot tub when it’s unattended
  • In public, keep your pet leashed and under your control at all times
  • Certain substances are toxic to pets, so never give them to your pet or leave them where your pet could ingest them.  These include:
    • Candy, gum or foods with artificial sweeteners(particularly the sugar substitute  Xylitol, which can be life-threatening in dogs)
    •  Onions
    • Grapes and raisins
    • Avocados
    • Macadamia nuts
    • Chocolate
    • Coffee
    • Alcoholic beverages
    • Any drugs not prescribed for your pet
  • Keep clothes, toys or any objects that pets are tempted to eat out of reach because  consumption can cause intestinal blockages

  • Fumes from oven cleaners or cooking with Teflon pans can kill pet birds 

  • Block your pet’s access to electrical cords they may be tempted to chew on

  • Many cases of poisoning occur when pets consume pesticides, mulch, de-icing salts,antifreeze, gasoline, oil, or poisonous plants. Keep these substances out of reach and  keep an eye on your pet when outdoors.

Despite our best intentions, emergencies can still occur. That’s why it’s crucial to be prepared in  two important ways:

  • Keep a pet first-aid kit in your home and car
  • Have your pet’s medical history easily available (stored on your phone, for example) if you have to bring your pet to the hospital

Our Locations

Guardian Veterinary Specialists
24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care
Guardian Veterinary Emergency Orange County
Night, Weekend & Holiday Emergency Care
Mon 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Tue 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Wed 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Thu 6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Fri 6:00 PM – Monday 7:00 AM
Sat 24 hours
Sun 24 hours
Holiday 24 hours
Armory Dog & Cat Hospital

Routine Health Care & Emergency Services

Mon 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun Closed