To best meet all your pet’s needs, we work to make sure
you have access to the best emergency care.

When Care Can't Wait

During regular business hours, the medical staff and resources at White Oak Animal Hospital are available to help our clients with any emergency your pet experiences. Please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

Phone: (540) 374-0462

For emergencies that occur outside of regular hospital hours, we refer our clients to the following emergency facilities:

Central Animal Referral and Emergency Hospital

1301 Central Park Blvd. | Fredericksburg, VA 22401 | 540-372-3470 |

Animal Emergency Clinic of Fredericksburg

1210 Snowden St. | Fredericksburg, VA 22401 | 540-371-0554

Dogwood Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center

5918 W Broad St. | Richmond, VA 23230 | 804-716-4700 |

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

fredericksburg veterinary emergency

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your 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 emergency care for your pet:

  • Ingestion of a possible toxin
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Injury to eyes
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Difficulty with labor and delivery

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