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Metairie Small Animal Hospital (MSAH)

24/7 Emergency Care

In the case of a veterinary emergency in the Metairie, LA, area, our staff at Metairie Small Animal Hospital (MSAH) is here to assist you 24/7.

Please visit our Main Hospital location at 101 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA, 70005, or call us at (504) 290-0025 in the case of an emergency.

Accidents, injuries, and illnesses never take into account time of day. While some situations can wait until the next morning or business day, others require immediate attention. This is why we offer emergency animal hospital services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Our emergency pet hospital is staffed with highly experienced, dedicated veterinarians and veterinary care support staff. Our emergency animal hospital provides trauma and critical care for accidents, injuries, and illnesses of all types. Our emergency staff is equipped to manage medical care, and help our clients through stressful and potentially life-threatening situations. We will work with our clients to make sure you have a good understanding of your pet's illness and what steps should be taken to provide the best care options for your pet.

Emergency vet services are a fundamental cornerstone of our commitment to comprehensive pet care. Your pet isn't going to take "normal business hours" into consideration. Accidents do happen, and when disaster strikes, that is when you need a trained veterinary staff ready and able to help. So, we know that we've got to be ready. This is why you can always rely on our emergency vet care team to be here for you and your pet anytime day or night.

Emergency Care

The emergency vet team at Metairie Small Animal Hospital is near to you, here for you, and ready to help you and your pet in any way we can at any time you need us.

Dr. Angella Dorsey-Oresto, Director of Emergency Services at Metairie Small Animal Hospital, open for emergencies 24/7, discusses important information to remember if your pet is having an emergency.

We Are Always Ready For Emergency Care

Our emergency facility is staffed and equipped to respond to any medical or surgical need. From simple as a bee sting to severe trauma, our staff is prepared to care for your pet and help you through a stressful time.

We strive to provide our patients' human companions with prompt, attentive, compassionate, and personal service from the very first moment a patient arrives. This includes establishing a quick, clear line of communication with the primary care veterinarian when possible. We want you to be informed and comforted throughout the process because we know how important and irreplaceable your beloved family friend is to you and your family.

Our Emergency Animal Hospital Is Prepared For Any Critical Situation, Such As:

  • Traumatic injuries - fractures, bites, burns, lacerations

  • Automobile accidents

  • Respiratory emergencies, choking, and breathing problems

  • Vomiting, diarrhea

  • Difficulty urinating or defecating

  • Shock or loss of consciousness

  • Seizures

  • Toxic reactions, poison ingestion

  • Labor and pregnancy problems

  • Blood in urine or feces

  • Heatstroke

  • Postoperative or post-anesthetic problems

  • Pain management

  • Inability or unwillingness to eat

  • And more

Our Emergency Vet Clinic Is Equipped With The Following:

  • 24-hour care and monitoring by veterinarians and technicians

  • Complete diagnostic lab for immediate test results

  • Emergency surgery

  • Digital radiography and ultrasound

  • Oxygen therapy

  • Pulse-Oximetry, End-Tidal CO2, blood pressure, and continuous ECG monitoring

  • Continuous rate infusion for IV fluids and meds

  • Advanced pain management

  • Endoscopy

  • Nutritional support

Referrals From Other Veterinary Clinics

If your pet is already a patient of the Metairie Small Animal Hospital network, our emergency vet clinic team will make contact with your primary care veterinarian in order to begin collaborating as soon as possible. However, even if your primary care provider is a member of another practice, we will treat your family veterinarian as an integral part of our team.

Financial Concerns

We know that having a pet with emergency medical needs can be stressful. In addition to providing all the care needed, we will also work with your budget. We accept all major credit cards and have payment plans available thru Carecredit.

No Appointments Necessary For Emergency Vet Services

When every second counts, Metairie Small Animal Hospital's 24-hour vet team is here to help you and your pet overcome whatever medical crisis is taking place. Our emergency animal hospital provides immediate care for your pet without the need for an appointment or any advance notice whatsoever.

If possible, you are welcome to call us before you come or when you are on your way, so that we can prepare for your arrival. However, we do not want to add to the time it takes to get your pet the emergency vet care services they need. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, if your pet needs emergency vet clinic services in the Metairie area, we are here for you.