Our Emergency veterinarians are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
Capital District is a veterinary emergency and critical care facility offering advanced diagnostics and 24-hour patient care. We also treat minor emergencies and provide care for patients needing medical attention when your family vet is unavailable. If you have a question or a concern about your pet’s health, please contact us.
What to do in an Emergency
Call or Come In:
|222 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham, NY 12110|
What to Do if You Suspect Your Pet Has Eaten Something Toxic
Poison Control Centers:
- ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center: 888-426-4435
- Pet Poison Helpline: 800-213-6680
Gather any packaging or remains of anything that was eaten or suspected of being eaten! This step will help speed up the diagnosis. Please don’t be shy; if it was marijuana or any other embarrassing (or illicit) product, please be honest with our team; it will speed up diagnosis and treatment.
The team in our Emergency/Critical Care department works with you and your regular veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our board certified emergency and critical care specialist has extensive training in a complete range of emergency and critical care services and is supported by a team of experienced emergency veterinarians and technicians.
Your family veterinarian may refer you to an emergency or critical care doctor for diagnosis and ongoing support of many conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Comprehensive Emergency Medical Exam: what does it include?
- Surgical Services through Emergency/Critical Care: What we can treat
- Acute pain
- Continuous EKG monitoring
- Dystocia management (difficulty giving birth)
- Full cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), including defibrillation
- Immune-related diseases
- Infectious diseases
- Kidney and liver disease
- Neurologic problems
- Pneumonia and lung disease
- Severe pancreatitis
- Severe gastrointestinal emergencies (bloat)
- Sepsis management
- Seizure management
- Toxicosis or poisonings
- Trouble breathing
- Trouble walking
- Trouble urinating
PET-SPECIFIC FIRST AID KIT:
We recommend keeping a pet-specific first aid kit in your car as a best practice, just as you would a human-first aid kit. Click the link for a printable PDF. Keep the print out in your kit for when you need to restock.