Daytime Emergency Care
Contact Steinway Court Veterinarian
Call: (718) 728-2822
After-Hours Emergency Care
Contact BluePearl Pet Hospital
OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
Call: (718) 263-0099
Contact The Animal Medical Center
OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays
Call: (212) 838-8100
Emergency Veterinary Services
If your pet is showing any symptoms or behaviors that are causing you concern, either contact our veterinary office as soon as possible or one of the after-hours emergency pet hospitals listed above.
The reliable and compassionate team at Steinway Court Veterinarian offers 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 are experiencing a veterinary emergency, follow the steps below.
- Call Ahead If Possible - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours, call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
- Follow Instructions Provided - When calling to let an emergency pet hospital know that you are on your way, they may provide your with instructions on providing first aid for your pet for making them as comfortable as possible Ensure you follow these instructions carefully.
- Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
- Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself at risk. Safely bring your pet to our veterinary clinic in Astoria or either of the after-hours locations listed above.
Read through our most frequently asked questions below to learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at Steinway Court Veterinarian.
- Do I need to call ahead?
Steinway Court Veterinarian provides emergency and urgent veterinary care to dogs and cats during our regular clinic hours. It is always better to contact us in advance if you are able, but we know that it isn't always possible in emergency situations.
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: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
- Tuesday: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
- Wednesday: 08:30 am - 03:30 pm
- Thursday: 08:30 am - 06:30 pm
- Friday: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
- Saturday: 08:30 am - 02:30 pm
- Sunday: Closed
- What situations require emergency veterinary care?
The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:
- Seizures and/or staggering
- Injuries to the eye(s)
- Fractured bones or severe lameness
- Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
- Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
- Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
- 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
- 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 Astoria 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 are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.
If we aren't able to fit an emergency appointment into our vets' schedules, we recommend that you visit one of the two emergency veterinary hospitals listed above.
- What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?
Some veterinary emergencies require intensive overnight care. At Steinway Court Veterinarian we provide overnight care for animals in need.
While in our care, our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own.
- 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 birds, reptiles and rodents in serious situations.