CT Shoreline Emergency Pet & Critical Care for Clinton, Madison, Killingworth & More

Emergency/Critical Care

At some point in your dog’s or cat’s life, the unexpected will happen. A bone may break, a bite wound may occur, or they might get into something that makes them sick to their stomach. It’s at these times, pet owners on the Connecticut shoreline know Clinton Veterinary Hospital is there to handle the crisis.

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Critical Care Under One Roof

When it comes to emergency and critical care, time is of the essence. You need a skilled veterinarian to treat the immediate problem. You need the ability to run tests or take X-rays. And you want the convenience of filling prescriptions for things like pain meds right at hand. All this is what Clinton Veterinary Hospital provides.

In addition, our facility offers a board-certified orthopedic surgeon when your beloved pet suffers a torn ACL, fracture, or other orthopedic injury.

What Is a Pet Care Emergency?

Sometimes pet owners know their animal is having an issue, but are not entirely sure it warrants an immediate trip to the hospital. Here are some guidelines for accessing our emergency care services:

  • Bleeding— Any wound that cannot be easily closed up by a bandage requires immediate veterinary care.
  • Consumption of toxins or foreign objects— If you know your dog or cat swallowed something like like rat poison, a sock or other objects, do not hesitate to bring him or her in. We can often avoid a crisis by inducing vomiting and saving your pet from a costly surgery.
  • Convulsions and seizures— These are symptoms of potentially serious health issues. Bring your pet to see us right away.
  • Pain— If your pet seems uncomfortable, lethargic, or disoriented, he or she may be in serious pain.
  • Trauma— Swelling, bite wounds, lacerations, these all require immediate care.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea— If your dog or cat cannot keep food down or is suddenly and repetitively ill, they need our immediate care.

These are not the only emergency-level issues your pet may face; these are just commonplace ones to serve as a general guide. When in doubt, play it safe and come in right away.

After Hours Pet Emergencies

So what happens when these critical care issues arise after our facility has closed? Clinton Veterinary Hospital is proud to partner with the following 24-hour emergency care providers serving the Connecticut shoreline:

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine
4 Devine St.
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 865-0878

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
1480 South County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818
(401) 886-6787

Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center
730 Randolph Rd.
Middletown, CT 06457
(860) 347-8387

Clinton Veterinary Hospital can take emergency cases during the following hours:

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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“We think you guys are great!!! We are new puppy owners and have not had a dog before and are real novices. All of you — docs, technicians, front desk personnel — have been so patient and accommodating with us as we get used to Puff being a member of our family. It is really helpful and reassuring to know that you guys are there for Puff and us.”

“We just love Dr. Price! Her kind and calm demeanor immediately puts our Sophie at ease. She is a genuine “dog whisperer” and a valuable resource in maintaining our dog’s health.”

“Looking for the very best in veterinary care look no further; Clinton Veterinary Hospital offers the ultimate in veterinary expertise and a true love and compassion for every pet that comes through the door. They are a very caring group of people.”

“Have been going to the Clinton Veterinary Hospital for decades. Literally. They are knowledgeable, and treat you and your pet with respect and consideration.”

“I’ve been going to Clinton Vet for years now. Many cats have come and gone. Good times and bad. The staff there is so caring!!!!! Drs. The Best!!!!!!! Now, if only my own Dr. could be so caring!”

“I have been visiting the Clinton Veterinary Hospital for many years. I am happy to say that I’m always very happy. Dr Price is our vet and my husband and I are very happy with her. She takes the time and is patient with our pets. It means a lot to us. Thank you for being there for us.”

“For my little girl Jessie to be so excited when we arrive to go see the Doc or Tech is remarkable! Thank you for all your consideration and the pleasant atmosphere.”

“Dr Ciok is always friendly, helpful , knowledgeable and unhurried in the time he spends with us. We're very happy that he and Dr Price found CVH and stayed there.”

“Dr. Price and Dr. Ciok are wonderful Vets with broad knowledge, and genuine love and concern for our 2 cats. When both cats faced critical procedures and treatments they shared direct contact information should there be an urgent need.”

“In my 60 years of owning pets, I have never had such knowledgeable, up-to-date, compassionate, caring veterinarians. Our current four animals are receiving excellent care. I wouldn't go anywhere else!”

We Are Here for You, We Want to Hear From You:

Clinton Veterinary Hospital welcomes your calls and your face-to-face visits. We want you to be informed before, during, and after any interaction with us.

Clinton Veterinary Hospital

  • Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 8:30 a.m.)
  • Saturday
    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    (Appointments begin at 9 a.m.)
  • Sunday

After Hours Emergencies

Clinton Veterinary Hospital sees emergencies Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. For emergencies during all other hours, please contact one of the facilities below:

Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine
Ocean State Veterinary Specialists
Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center

Connect With Us:

(860) 669-5721