24 Hour Emergency

24 Hour Emergency

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24 Hour Emergency

Specialized Veterinary Services has an emergency veterinarian on-site 24/7/365, a board certified veterinary surgeon on staff 7 days a week for surgical emergencies and a board certified veterinary internists on staff 7 days a week.

The SVS team is available around the clock and offers emergency care to all of Southwest Florida. In the event your pet has an emergency, you can count on us to be here. We have emergency veterinarians and nurses staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With our dedicated emergency team, state of the art diagnostics, and advanced treatment options, you are always in the best hands when you are at SVS.

When your pet is not looking or acting “normal” something may be wrong. Some common emergencies treated are:


Signs may include vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, blood in stool, lethargy, loss of appetite, bruising, nose bleeds, inability to urinate or irregular heartbeat.

Laryngeal Paralysis

Signs may include panting, noisy respiration and high-pitch sound when breathing in (most common), change in character of the bark, occasional coughing or reduced activity.

Urinary obstructions

Signs may include difficulty urinating, blood in urine, cloudy or malodorous urine, frequent urination but only in small amounts or urinary incontinence.


If your pet has a bloated stomach, is pacing or trying to vomit unsuccessfully, has labored breathing or excessive drooling, bring your pet to the doctor IMMEDIATELY. A pet’s stomach can fill with gas, bloat and rotate causing terrible shock and rapid death.

Trauma: Fractures, lacerations, thoracic contusions

Accidents happen with pets too. Symptoms and risks depend on where the trauma has happened and to what extent. If you suspect your pet has had trauma, seek treatment immediately.


Twitching, sudden loss of bowel or urinary control, convulsions, dizziness, vomiting, or aimless wandering may all be signs of a seizure. If you notice any of these signs in your pet, seek treatment.

Sudden-onset complications arising from diabetes, heart disease, and kidney disease