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Urgent Care

Urgent Care in Union & Westfield, NJ

Because an injured or critically ill pet needs immediate attention, Westfield Veterinary Group’s urgent care provides walk-in care, without an appointment. Here your pet receives the same high-level of care that you’d receive at the finest hospital emergency department for humans. That’s why so many pet owners and veterinarians alike turn to us in an urgent medical situation, particularly after-hours.
Our veterinarians are highly skilled in urgent and critical care, and our equipment and diagnostic resources are cutting-edge. Equally important, if your pet needs to remain hospitalized, we have a fully staffed intensive care unit (ICU) with professionals who care for and closely monitor all hospitalized patients. 

If Your Pet Is Injured or Becomes Severely Ill:

  • Stay calm
  • Don’t attempt to administer home remedies
  • Call us and discuss the emergency with our staff
  • Be careful when moving your pet (animals in pain often bite or scratch)
  • Bring your pet’s medications, medical records if you have them, and packaging of anything your pet may have ingested

If possible, we encourage you to call us before you come in so we can be prepared for your arrival. You know your pet. If you feel like something is wrong and are concerned, it’s always better to bring your pet in.

Questions about whether it’s an emergency? Simply call us at (908) 777-8387. We’re here around the clock.

Paying for Emergency Veterinary Care     

When you arrive, one of our veterinary nurses will triage your pet and assess the severity of his/her condition. A veterinarian will then examine your pet to determine the nature of the emergency, your pet’s condition, and what further diagnostics and/or treatment are recommended. An estimate is prepared based on this evaluation and, if your pet requires hospitalization, half of the estimated treatment plan is required as a deposit. The balance is to be paid upon discharge.

If your pet is experiencing an issue that requires immediate medical attention, don’t delay! Call our office at (908) 777-8387 today.

What Your Neighbors Say About Us...

    “Their care of him and us was kind and compassionate. When we adopted our beloved hound dog about a year later, we chose WVG for her medical care and we have been thrilled with that decision.”

    Rev. Paula T.

    “The veterinarians are very knowledgeable and explain things with great detail and are caring. The staff is awesome as well.”

    Susan V.

    “Dr. Hubbard was AMAZING! She went over diagnostic options and answered all our questions. She helped me really understand what was going on with my baby and what the best course of action was for our baby. She was genuinely a very caring doctor and person.”

    Vicky H.

    “During COVID one of my dogs who is a senior dog got really sick diagnosis unknown however the doctor who treated her figured out the possible issue and 3 years later healthy as ever.”

    Xiomara S.

    “Great doctors all around. In particular, they are great about communicating with each other - so I can see any of the great doctors and they know what has been going on (which makes scheduling appointments a breeze as they're all good choices!)”

    Melissa B.

How to Know If Your Pet Is Experiencing a Medical Emergency

If your pet is experiencing any of the following, reach out to our office ASAP: 

  • Acute abdominal swelling (bloat/GDV)
  • Collapse, difficulty standing/walking
  • Coughing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Heat stroke (excessive or loud panting, extreme thirst, vomiting, a bright red tongue and pale gums)
  • High or low temperature (including frostbite and heatstroke)
  • Inability to urinate or defecate
  • Poisoning or toxic ingestion
  • Recurrent vomiting or diarrhea
  • Repetitive and prolonged seizures
  • Bitten by a snake
  • Squinting, bulging or painful eyes
  • Trauma (hit by car)
What Makes union Different?

Union offers urgent & critical care, onsite diagnostic, hospitalized care (including ICU & Isolation), specialty referral consultations, exotic appointments, wellness and preventive services, surgery, dentistry, and goodbye services. The clinic has caring veterinarians that will provide the best possible care to every pet.

What makes Westfield Different?

Westfield offers wellness + preventive services, diagnostics, surgery, dentistry, rehabilitation, and goodbye services. 99% of the time we will fit you in the same day. The clinic has a large + diverse amount of services and caring veterinarians that will provide the best possible care to every pet. 

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