Pet Urgent Care and Pet Emergency Care

When it comes to your pet, nothing is scarier than an emergency. If you're in need of urgent care for pet in Summit, NJ, consider Summit Dog & Cat Hospital for your next pet emergency. Our veterinary facility is set up to handle regular wellness visits, boarding, and emergency care. We have the latest medical equipment and are ready to treat your pet immediately and help you make the best decisions for your pet's quality of life

What is an Emergency?

Most pet owners have been in a situation like this: Buster slipped on the way down the stairs and he's walking with a limp. It's 11:00 at night - should you call you veterinarian, or are you just being a worrywart?

Your never wrong to call

If you're concerned about your pet, you should never feel embarrassed about calling a veterinarian. Veterinarians are used to emergencies and they prepare for them. Remember, you know your pet better than anyone else. If you notice your pet behaving in a way that is unusual for them, or if something just doesn't seem right, you may have picked up on a subtle sign or real problem. To find out, you can call your veterinary hospital, or an emergency animal hospital near you. By asking a few questions over the phone, an emergency veterinarian should be able to tell you weather you should bring your pet in right away, or weather he/she can wait for an examination during your hospital's normal business office hours. Even if you find nothing's wrong, you'll be glad to have your mind at ease.

Definite Emergencies: If you notice any of the following problems, please call first as we better prepare if we know an emergency is on the way. 

 *Your pet has experienced some kind of trauma, such as being hit by a car or a blunt object or falling more than a few feet. 

 *Your pet, particularly your male cat, is straining to urinate, or is unable to.

 *Your pet is having trouble breathing or you can't feel a heartbeat.

*Your pet is unconscious and won't wake up.

 *Your pet has been vomiting or has had diarrhea for more then 24 hours, or he/she is vomiting blood. 

 *You suspect any broken bones. 

 *Your pet has had or is having a seizure.

 *Your pet is bleeding from the eyes, nose, or mouth, or there is blood in his/her urine or feces.

 *You think your pet might have ingested something toxic, such as antifreeze, rat poison, any kind of medication  that wasn't prescribed to her, or household cleaners.

 *Your pet shows signs of extreme pain, such as whining, shaking, and refusing to socialize. 

 *Your pet collapses or suddenly can't stand up.

 *Your pet begins bumping into things or suddenly becomes disoriented. 

 *You can see irritation or injury to your pet's eyes, or she suddenly seems to become blind.

 *Your pet's abdomen is swollen and hard to the touch, and/or she's gagging and trying to vomit. 

 *You see symptoms of heatstroke.

 *Your pregnant dog or cat has gone more then three to four hours between delivering puppies or kittens. 

 What to do if it's an emergency: If you notice any of the symptoms above or you suspect a serious problem, try to get directly in touch with a veterinarian professional. Don't leave a voicemail or use the internet or email. Your first step is to call your veterinarian on the telephone. The American Red Cross also has a pet first aid help app available to you to help you locate a veterinarian in case of emergencies. Once you decide to bring your pet in for emergency treatment, make sure you know where your going and how to get your pet there safely. If you have any questions about directions or how to move your ill or injured pet, call the hospital and ask.



At our Summit, NJ pet emergency facility, we can treat allergies as part of our urgent care for pet. If your pet is undergoing a serious allergic reaction, and you do not think that it can wait, bring your pet to our animal hospital so we can take a look and make sure that your pet is oaky 

Trauma and Radiology

If your pet has experienced a traumatic event, such as a fight involving another animal or a car accident, our emergency care facilities are here to receive your pet. With on-site radiology, we can get the scans we require to diagnose your pet's broken bones, internal injuries, and more, which may be the key to making the right decisions, reducing costs, and making sure your pet gets the emergency care they need.


Should your pet require surgery after examination and diagnosis, we can handle that, too -- our veterinarian is able to perform surgery on a scheduled and on an emergency care basis. We may prioritize surgical appointments depending on urgency of need, but from emergency care to a routine spay or neuter, our veterinarian is ready to help.

Wellness Visits and Preventative Care to Prevent Emergencies

Vaccines, regular examinations, and observing and reporting unusual pet behavior are key factors in ensuring your pet's continued health. Whether you're in for an urgent care for pet visit or have a scheduled maintenance visit, we'll check with you so we can keep your pet updated on shots and in good health.


When the time comes to say farewell to your beloved pet, we do our best to make this difficult experience compassionate and private. We can provide end of life pet care and help you make choices that enable your pet to be pain-free.

Call Us to Get Urgent Care for Pets or Pet Emergency Care

We're here to help you care for your pet in stressful and difficult times. Call us at (908) 273-2200 BEFORE bringing your pet in for emergency veterinary care so we are ready to receive them. We at Summit Dog & Cat Hospital in Summit, NJ, are here to help with urgent care for pets. 

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Summit Dog & Cat Hospital


16 Morris Tpke,
Summit, NJ 07901

Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1:00 pm - 6:00 pm


8:00 am - 2:00 pm