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Emergency Veterinary Care

Advanced Veterinary Care provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. If your pet is experiencing a medical emergency during our regular hours, contact us right away!

(973) 209-2273

After-Hours Emergency Pet Hospital

Newton Veterinary Hospital 

OPEN: 24/7 Including Holidays

Call: (973) 383-4321

Address: 62 Hampton House Rd., Newton, NJ 07860

After-Hours Emergency Pet Hospital

Animal Emergency & Referral Associates 

OPEN: 24/7 Including Holidays

Call: (973) 788-0500

Address: 1237 Bloomfield Ave. Fairfield, NJ 07004

Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that seem concerning, contact our office right away, or contact one of the Sussex County 24/7 emergency animal hospitals above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Advanced Veterinary Care offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations during our regular business hours. We take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call one of the emergency veterinarians listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency vet know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Stay Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Advanced Veterinary Care

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    It is always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergency situations that's not always possible. 

    We sincerely want to help you and your pet, but sometimes we have a schedule packed with urgent veterinary appointments. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit one of the after-hours emergency vet locations shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Saturday: 08:30 am - 02:30 pm
    • Sunday: Closed

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of veterinary emergencies that require urgent care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Franklin animal hospital is just like a doctor's office for people—it can be unpredictable, and you may have to wait. 

    Our team is unable to predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit one of the 24/7 animal emergency hospitals detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Advanced Veterinary Care we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    At Advanced Veterinary Care we provide urgent care for dogs and cats during our regular business hours. 

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New Patients Welcome

Advanced Veterinary Care is accepting new patients! Our friendly and experienced vets are passionate about improving the health of Franklin companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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(973) 209-2273