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Veterinary Emergencies

Time is of the utmost importance when dealing with a pet that needs emergency medical care. Don't be caught unprepared. Berkeley Humane does not offer after-hours emergency care.

Emergency Tips:

  • Know where your local emergency clinics are located. See our list on the next tab.
  • Keep a list of your local emergency vet clinics posted where you can easily access it, near your home phone or on your refrigerator, for instance. Print a PDF version of our list.
  • Program emergency clinic numbers into your cell phone along with poison prevention numbers; you never know when and where you will need these numbers. Don't have a cell phone? Keep a list in your wallet.
  • Make a practice run to your nearest emergency clinic and plan your quickest route. You do not have time to get lost when your pet needs you the most.
  • If your pet has any medical condition or takes prescription medication, have a document prepared that lists the condition, medication names, and dosages. It's important to bring this information with you to the emergency clinic, if possible. This can help the emergency medical team rule out reactions to medications, overdoses, and possible contraindications so they can quickly diagnose and treat your pet's ailment.

Don't panic. We know that's easier said than done, but your best friend is relying on you to keep him/her safe and to act with confidence during an emergency. Your panic will only further stress your pet and make the situation worse for both of you. Take a step back and BREATHE to help you focus. Take a First Aid course for pets so you know how to handle the situation best - it could save your best friend's life.

Emergency Clinics

BERKELEY

Berkeley Dog & Cat Hospital
2126 Haste Street, Berkeley 
(510) 848-5041
www.berkeleydogandcat.com
Emergency Hours: 24 hours/7 days a week
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri 7 AM - 6 PM, Sat 8 AM - 1 PM

PETS Referral Center
1048 University Avenue (at 10th Street), Berkeley
(510) 548-6684
www.petsreferralcenter.com
Emergency Hours: Mon-Thur 6 PM - 8 AM
Weekends & Holidays: 24 hours a day

OUTLYING AREAS

All Animals
1333 9th Avenue, San Francisco
(415) 566-0531
www.aimss-sf.com
Emergency Hours: Mon-Fri 6 PM - 8 AM,
Weekends & Holidays: 24 hours a day

Bay Area Veterinary Specialists
14790 Washington Avenue, San Leandro
(510) 483-7387
www.bayvetspecialists.com
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic Inc.
1618 Washington Blvd., Fremont 
(510) 657-6620
www.ohlonevetemergencyclinic.com
Emergency Hours: Mon-Fri 6 PM - 8 AM
Weekends & Holidays: 24 hours a day

Pet Emergency & Specialty Center of Marin
901 E. Francisco Blvd., San Rafael
(415) 456-7372
www.pescm.com
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

Pets Unlimited
2343 Filmore Street, San Francisco
(415) 563-6700
www.petsunlimited.org
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

San Francisco SPCA
201 Alabama Street, San Francisco
(415) 554-3030
www.sfspca.org
Emergency Hours: Mon-Fri 8 AM - 4 PM

San Francisco Veterinary Specialists
600 Alabama Street, San Francisco
(415) 401-9200
www.sfvs.net
Emergency Hours: 6 PM - 8 AM

VetCare
7660 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin 
(925) 556-1234
www.emergencyvetcare.com
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

Emergency Hospitals (Download in PDF)


To the best of our knowledge, the information provided on this page is correct and current. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information and this information may be subject to change. It is your responsibility to verify this information. We accept no responsibility for any actions or events related to the use of this information.

Do you have an emergency veterinary clinic to recommend in the East Bay Area that isn't listed here? Please send an email to information@berkeleyhumane.org with details.

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