Morris County Emergency Vet: Community Animal Hospital

Morris County Emergency Vet

A veterinary emergency can cause anxiety and fear for pet owners. Take comfort in knowing that Community Animal Hospital is well prepared for any pet emergency. Our veterinary professionals have extensive training and experience with diagnosing and treating acute illnesses and injuries in small animal companions.

During hospital hours or in between, we are here to offer guidance, provide services, and direct you to the closest emergency facility, if needed. Even during a pet emergency, we offer our patients and their owners progressive pet care with a personal touch.

What Is a Pet Emergency?

You know your pet better than anyone else. If you notice unusual behavior or if something seems not quite right, your pet could have a legitimate problem. When this happens, we recommend you call Community Animal Hospital for guidance.

By asking a few basic questions over the phone, our veterinarians will determine whether you should bring your pet in right away, whether it is safe to wait for an examination during normal office hours, or even to refer you to an area emergency veterinary hospital.

Calling your veterinarian for support or direction during a crisis is the smart thing to do. Whatever the ultimate conclusion, our staff is trained to provide you with the support you need and to put your mind at ease. Your pet care concerns are always important to us.

Pet Emergencies During Hospital Hours

During office hours, Community Animal Hospital is prepared and available to handle veterinary emergencies. Simply contact us at 973-267-4220 or bring your pet directly to our office. We recommend a call, even if it is to tell us you are on the way, so that we may be ready for your pet's specific needs.

Some injuries or illnesses that may require an immediate trip to the veterinary hospital include:

  • Major trauma, such as car accident
  • Broken bones
  • Unconsciousness or awake but unresponsive
  • Choking or trouble breathing
  • Seizure
  • Bleeding, especially from any orifice
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Poisoning
    • ASPCA Poison Control 1-888-426-4435
    • Pet Poison Helpline 1-800-213-6680

After-Hours Pet Emergencies

For after-hours pet emergencies, please call our number, 973-267-4220, to speak with a veterinarian on call or to be directed to our local emergency hospital.

Community Animal Hospital Hours

During our business hours, you will always be able to reach a veterinarian to assist you.

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am-8:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm (for emergencies only)

“If you are looking for top-notch care for your best friends‚ go to Community Animal Hospital. I have been with Community Animal Hospital for nearly 12 years and all three of my dogs receive the very best care. The staff is personable‚ caring‚ and make us feel like extended. The doctors are phenomenal! They are empathetic to your needs but always have your pet’s interest at heart. They are compassionate and extremely knowledgeable which only makes you wish they would treat humans too. Thank you Community Animal Hospital for taking such great care of my best friends!!” ~ Karen A. Wenz

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921 Route 53, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 • Directions • 973.267.4220