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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 Dog & Cat Hospital

2126 Haste Street, Berkeley 
(510) 848-5041
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
Emergency Hours: Mon-Thur 6 PM - 8 AM
Weekends & Holidays: 24 hours a day


All Animals

1333 9th Avenue, San Francisco
(415) 566-0531
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
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

Ohlone Veterinary Emergency Clinic Inc.

1618 Washington Blvd., Fremont 
(510) 657-6620
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
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

Pets Unlimited

2343 Filmore Street, San Francisco
(415) 563-6700
Emergency Hours: 24 hours a day

San Francisco SPCA 

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

San Francisco Veterinary Specialists

600 Alabama Street, San Francisco
(415) 401-9200
Emergency Hours: 6 PM - 8 AM


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

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. We accept no responsibility for any actions or events related to the use of this information.