Emergency Veterinary Care
After-Hours Emergency Care
Contact Nashville Vet Specialists - Clarksville
Fri - Mon: 6:00 PM Friday - Midnight Monday
Tues - Thurs: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Call: (931) 551-2121
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.
In most emergencies, the dependable and compassionate team at Sango Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary care for pets. We are passionate about animals and take pride in providing high-quality medical care when your pet is in need.
Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency
If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - Call us right away during regular business hours. Call the emergency animal hospital listed above after hours to let them know you're on your way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When you call the emergency pet hospital to let them know you're on your way, they may give you instructions on how to administer first aid or make your pet as comfortable as possible. Pay close attention to the instructions.
- Remain Calm - Keep your cool and be extra cautious around your pet. When an animal is in pain, it is common for them to lash out at anyone who tries to help them, biting or scratching them.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself in danger! Safely bring your pet to our Clarksville veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location listed above.
Learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Sango Veterinary Hospital by reading our most frequently asked questions.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Sango Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours. We are also open on Sundays for emergencies only.
It's always best to contact us in advance if you can, but we understand that in emergencies that's not 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: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Tuesday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Wednesday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Thursday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Friday: 07:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Saturday: Closed
- Sunday: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Please note that Sundays are reserved for emergency and urgent care only.
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
- Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
- Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
- Heat stress or heatstroke
- Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
- How long will we have to wait to see the vet?
Our Clarksville animal hospital is just like a human doctor's office—it can be unpredictable and you may have to wait.
We cannot predict what cases we will see and when they will arrive. If possible, call ahead to find out whether we can 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 animal emergency clinic detailed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Sango Veterinary Hospital, we can refer you to an overnight pet hospital.
- What types of animals do you treat?
Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs but will see other small animals, such as amphibians, reptiles, and small mammals, in serious situations.