During our regular business hours, Shaker Heights Animal Hospital’s medical staff and resources are available to help you with any emergency your pet experiences. If possible, please call in advance so we can prepare for your arrival.

After Hours Emergency Care

For after hours emergency care, please contact any of the following 24 hour emergency facilities:

VCA Great Lakes Veterinary Specialists


4760 Richmond Rd.
Warrensville Heights, OH 44128

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital Cleveland East


734 Alpha Drive
Highland Heights, OH 44143

MedVet Cleveland West


20400 Emerald Parkway
Cleveland, OH 44135

Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital


1053 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd.
Akron, OH 44321

When to Seek Emergency Care for Your Dog or Cat

The easiest answer as to whether you should seek emergency care for your pet is when you feel his or her medical condition is serious and cannot wait. However, the following general situations should help you determine if you need to seek emergency care for your pet:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Acute abdominal swelling
  • Electric shock
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Bleeding
  • Exhibits symptoms of heat stroke
  • Seizures
  • Sudden onset of weakness
  • High or low temperature (more than 104 or less than 100 degrees)
  • Unable to urinate or defecate