Emergency and Critical Care

Emergency CareIn any emergency, seconds count. Our experienced staff is backed up by our mobile resuscitation unit, stocked and equipped to administer the ABCs of basic life support – Airway, Breathing, Circulation/Cardiac compressions.

If an emergency occurs after regular business hours, please contact the nearest emergency center to you:

Maine Veterinary Referral Center
1500 Technical Way (Enterprise Park)
Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 885-1290
www.maineveterinaryreferralcenter.com

Animal Emergency Clinic
739 Warren Avenue
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 878-3121
www.animalemergencyclinicportland.com

Animal Emergency Clinic of Mid-Maine
37 Strawberry Avenue
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 777-1110
www.aec-midmaine.com

When to Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for a pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek out emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke or hypothermia
  • Seizures
  • Collapse
  • Snake bites
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate