Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

10855 South 48th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85048



  Pet Urgent Care and Emergencies

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No one expects a pet emergency, but emergencies do happen. When a pet emergency occurs, the experienced veterinary staff at Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital is here to meet your pet's urgent care needs. We are equipped with the expertise and the state-of-the-art medical equipment to treat your pet for most emergency medical conditions. We are equipped to perform a wide range of diagnostics to efficiently diagnose and treat serious conditions such as gastric dilation/volvulus (bloating), respiratory and cardiac disease, snake bite envenomation and traumatic injuries such as vehicular trauma or animal bite wounds. Other conditions commonly treated include: acute vomiting and diarrhea; foreign body ingestion; toxicities; allergic reactions; trauma; difficulty breathing; infectious disease including parvovirus, distemper and infectious pneumonia.

We are aware that urgent care situations can happen at all hours of the day and night.

We are ready and willing to care for patients on an emergency or urgent care basis during our regular business hours. Call us! (480) 893-0533

Please do NOT email to contact us regarding emergency concerns. Call us before you leave your home so that we may be ready to quickly treat your pet.

We are not able to diagnose or recommend treatment without an exam.


When your pet needs immediate medical attention and our hospital is closed, we refer our patients to:


Scottsdale Vet Clinic Emergency (480) 945-8484

7311 E. Thomas Rd, Scottsdale AZ

AVECCC Emergency (480) 497-0222

86 W. Juniper Ave Suite 1, Gilbert AZ

VCA Emergency (480) 898-0001

1648 N. Country Club Drive, Mesa AZ

Is it an emergency?

signs of medical emergencies Ahwatukee Animal Care HospitalThankfully, most of your pet's medical issues will not be emergencies. However, your pet may be experiencing a health issue that needs to be seen on an immediate basis.  Call us immediately if you observe any of the following signs of health concerns and/or if your pet is injured.

Signs of some common pet health conditions which require immediate veterinary attention:

~ Difficulty breathing
~ Seizure activity
~ Inability to urinate or defecate
~ Bleeding that does not stop from any part of the body
~ Inability to deliver puppies or kittens
~ Severe hives or severe itching
~ Vomiting or diarrhea with blood
~ Inflammation, swelling, or other irritation to the eye(s)
~ Bloated, distended, swollen, or painful abdomen
~ Lameness or non-weight bearing on any limb
~ Prolonged vomiting or diarrhea
~ Loss of consciousness
~ Pain
~ Loss of balance
~ Dilated pupils
~ Paralysis
~ Ingestion of poison or foreign material
~ Collapsed/Loss of Consciousness
~ Violent episodes of vomiting or diarrhea
~ Staggering, stumbling, head-tilted, sudden blindness
~ Rapid heartbeat (in general > 160 for dogs & > 200 for cats)

           Emergencies Ahwatukee Animal Care Hospital

For more information regarding emergencies please click on the following links:


Poisonous Foods, Plants, and Substances CPR For Dogs and Cats
First Aid For Dogs and Cats Contact Us/Emergencies