Emergency Veterinary Services in Memphis

The vets at Stage Road Animal Hospital provide emergency veterinary services in the greater Memphis area for cats, dogs and small pets.

If your pet needs emergency care, contact us immediately.

(901) 382-1950

After Hours Emergencies

For after hours emergencies, we can confidently recommend the following emergency hospitals:

Animal Emergency Center

Open Evenings & Weekends & Holidays

3767 Summer Avenue, Memphis  |  Map ›

Call (901) 323-4563


Memphis Veterinary Specialists & Emergency

Open 24/7

555 Trinity Creek Cove, Cordova |  Map ›

Call (901) 624-9002

What is considered a veterinary emergency?

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, including and of those listed below, contact our office right away.

  • Severe bleeding
  • Blood in urine
  • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
  • Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging
  • Seizures and/or staggering
  • Inability or difficulty urinating or passing feces
  • Injuries to the eye(s)
  • Your pet has ingested something poisonous
  • Fractured bones, lameness or inability to move leg(s)
  • Heat stress or heatstroke
  • Over 2 episodes of vomiting or diarrhea in 24-hours
  • Unconsciousness

What should you do if your pet needs emergency attention?

Dealing with emergency situations such as difficulty breathing, exposure to poisons or toxins, serious injuries, or allergic reactions can be distressing, but it helps to know what will happen when you arrive at our hospital.

Here are the steps you should follow if your pet needs emergency attention:

Step 1: Call Ahead if Possible

If you suspect your pet has been poisoned, try to call us ahead of time, as you are on the way, and provide information about your pet's symptoms, so we can be as prepared as possible when you arrive. We understand this is not always possible, so please do not hesitate to bring your pet to our clinic for immediate attention. 

Getting care in time can save a life, so do not put off contacting us if your pet needs emergency care. 

Step 2: Get to Our Hospital Immediately

Depending on volume of patients, you may wait in either our comfortable waiting room or be shown to an exam room. You will also be asked to fill out our New Patient Form if you have not already done so. 

Your pet will be triaged by our veterinary technician, and a full exam will be completed by a veterinarian.

Step 3: Identify Treatment Options

Once your pet has been examined, our highly trained veterinarians will create a customized treatment plan for your pet, and discuss cost, timeline, and any followup care needed with you before moving ahead.

How long will you have to wait to see the vet?

Veterinary emergency clinics operate similar to an emergency department for people - wait times can sometimes be unpredictable. 

Although we cannot predict which cases we will see on a day-to-day basis and when they will arrive, we do prioritize cases by medical need. 

You and your pet can wait in our comfortable waiting area before being shown to an exam room and we will do our best to keep you updated on your pet's status and wait time.  

Veterinary Emergency Services We Offer

At Stage Road Animal Hospital, our vets provide emergency veterinary services for cats, dogs and small pets in the greater Memphis area. We are open early and late ( 7:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday to Friday), and on Saturdays (8:00 am to noon) to serve you. 

You'll have access to advanced emergency care for your furry friend. Our team and facility are equipped with specialized diagnostics and complete surgical services.

How much do emergency vet appointments cost?

The cost of your pet's care will depend on the nature of the emergency. Please give us a call and we will do our best to provide an answer specific to your needs. 

Client Comments About Our Quality of Care

  • My family has been bringing pets to Stage Road Animal Hospital for 47 years! The doctors and staff are the best! They have been extremely helpful and organized when I was bringing a large dog and large cat to their office by myself for exams or boarding. My pets have always been well taken care of at their office.
    - Teresa A.

901-382-1950