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Emergency Veterinary Care

At Goleta Airport Pet Hospital, we provide our patients with urgent care during our regular hospital hours. 

(805) 968-4300      After-Hours Emergencies

Daytime Urgent Care

Contact Goleta Airport Pet Hospital

OPEN:

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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After-Hours Emergencies

Advanced Veterinary Specialists

OPEN 24/7

414 East Carillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Call: (805) 729-4460


VCA Care Specialty & Emergency

OPEN 24/7

301 East Haley Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Call: (805) 899-2273


Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is experiencing any symptoms or behaviors that you are concerned about, contact our office right away, or the after-hours emergency pet hospital location above. 

The reliable and compassionate team at Goleta Airport Pet Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you're experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps outlined below. 

  • Call Ahead If Possible - During our regular hospital hours, call us to let us know you are on your way. Outside of our regular hospital hours call one of the two emergency hospitals listed above in order to let them know that you are on your way. 
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain as calm as you can around your pet. Remember that when your pet is feeling uncomfortable or in pain, they may react negatively to anyone trying to help them by scratching or biting. Exercise extreme caution while handling your pet in these situations.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Goleta veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Emergency FAQs

Read through some of our most frequently asked questions below to find more information about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Goleta Airport Pet Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    At Goleta Airport Pet Hospital, we provide emergency and urgent veterinary care to dogs and cats all throughout our regular clinic hours. It is generally best to contact us in advance if you are able to, but we know that in emergency situations, that isn't always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday: Closed
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are all good examples of what an emergency situation that requires immediate care might look like:

    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Unconsciousness
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Goleta animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait. 

    We aren't able to predict what cases we will be able to see and when they will arrive. If it's possible, call ahead to find out whether or not we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat. 

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Goleta Airport Pet Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    While they are in our care, your pet will be treated as if they were our own family. 

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our veterinarians are able to provide emergency and urgent veterinary services to small domestic animals like cats and dogs. 

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New Patients Welcome

At Goleta Airport Pet Hospital, we are always accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health and well-being of all Goleta pet companions. Contact us to book your pet's first appointment today!

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(805) 968-4300