Schoolhouse Animal Hospital

2701 Mt. Holly Road (Rt. 541)
Burlington, NJ 08016

(609)387-0302

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In Case of an Emergency

If there is an emergency, please call us before coming over so that we can ascertain the severity of the emergency and adequately prepare for your arrival. During normal operating hours, we can handle most emergencies for our clients.

For after hour emergencies, we recommend the facilities below.   Often, with serious injuries or diseases that require emergency care, the problem may require the services of a specialist. All of the emergency centers list below have specialists on staff who can assist the emergency clinician or take over control of your pet's treatment on the following day if your pet's condition warrants it.

Please click on your preferred emergency clinic for a map and directions.

NorthStarVets

(609) 259-8300      Robbinsville, NJ (Near Exit 7A of the NJ Turnpike)

 

Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center (VSEC) 

(215) 750-7884       Langhorne, PA

 

Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Center (CARES) 

(215) 750-2774       Langhorne, PA

 

*Please realize that Schoolhouse Animal Hospital is not affiliated with any of these hospitals and is not liable or responsible for treatment or care received from these institutions. There are no financial ties between Schoolhouse Animal Hospital and the listed emergency clinics.

Is it an Emergency?

If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring it in Immediately!

Symptoms: 

With: 

Inability to Breathe 

Noisy respiration, blue tongue, gasping for breath  

Bleeding that Won't Stop

From any part of the body. Apply pressure and come now!  

Inability to Urinate or Appears Constipated 

But continues to try.  

Inability to Deliver Puppies or Kittens 

Keeps trying or has stopped trying 

Pain 

Severe. Continuous with no relief 

Vomiting, Diarrhea

Continuous or with the Appearance of Blood

Loss of Balance or Consciousness 

Includes tremors, coma, staggering, blindness, fainting

Itching 

Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation 

Penetrating Wounds 

Any place, but especially chest or abdomen  

Poisoning 

Bring the container or commercial name and chemical name 

Injury 

Continuous pain and/or total lameness  

Hit by Car 

Bloat 

Any Other Sign that Looks Serious 

 

If your pet has any of these symptoms, bring it in Today!

Symptoms: 

With: 

Difficult Breathing

With or with out Cough, Eats and Drinks, Not Frantic 

Vomiting, Diarrhea

Without Blood, No Pain, No Unusual Contents  

Sudden Lameness

No apparent cause

Swallowed Object

Even if you THINK pet swallowed it.

Severe Itching

With possible self-mutilation

Strange Odor

Usually disagreeable, from any part of the body

Burns

Heat, Chemicals. Go Immediately if Extensive

Injuries 

Not severe emergency but will worsen with delay- lacerations

 

If your pet has any of these symptoms, It's safe to wait Overnight!

Symptoms: 

With: 

Vomiting, Diarrhea

No blood, no foreign material, no pain, not continuous

Itching 

Mild to moderate; no skin damage; not continuous, no bleeding

Lameness 

Little or no pain; no discomfort in walking; not continuous

Thirst/ Urination

Excessive drinking and/or elimination of urine with no blood, no pain, no straining or discomfort, or bloody appearance to the urine

Loss of Appetite

Skipped one main meal, but no other signs of illness

Most Skin Problems