Emergency Services

Petplex Animal Hospital offers emergency medical care until 9 pm on weekdays and weekends on an appointment basis.  If your pet is experiencing an emergency or sudden illness, please call 740-929-3300.  Due to limited staff and hours, we can assist in referral to the closest 24-hour option if we cannot see your pet in crisis.

These are common signs of a pet emergency. If you believe your pet is experiencing any of these emergency symptoms, or if you are unsure, please give us a call. We will be able to tell you if it is an emergency and can guide you through the following steps.

  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
  • Choking, difficulty breathing or nonstop coughing and gagging
  • Inability to urinate or pass feces (stool), or obvious pain associated with urinating or passing stool
  • Injuries to your pet’s eye(s)
  • You suspect or know your pet has eaten something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
  • Seizures and/or staggering
  • Fractured bones, severe lameness, or inability to move leg(s)
  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • Heat stress or heatstroke
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea – more than two episodes in 24 hours, or either of these combined with apparent illness or any of the other problems listed here
  • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
  • Unconsciousness