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Emergency Veterinary Care

 Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs during our regular clinic hours.

(225) 756-0204

Daytime Emergency Care

Contact Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital

OPEN:

  • 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: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sunday: Closed

Call: (225) 756-0204

After-Hours Emergency Vet Care

If your pet is experiencing a health emergency outside our regular hospital hours, contact one of the after-hours emergency animal hospitals listed below.

Sherwood South Emergency Hospital

OPEN: 24 Hours

Call: 225-293-6440


LSU's Small Animal Clinic

OPEN: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Call: 225-578-9600


Emergency Veterinary Services

If your pet is exhibiting any unusual symptoms or behaviors, please contact our office or the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above right away.

In most emergencies, the dependable and compassionate team at Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital provides veterinary care for pets. Animals are our passion, and we take pride in providing high-quality medical care when your pet is in desperate 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 as soon as possible 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 to let the emergency pet hospital know you're on your way, you may be given instructions on how to administer first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable as possible. Pay close attention to these instructions.
  • Remain Calm - Maintain your cool and be extra cautious around your pet. When an animal is in pain, he or she may bite or scratch anyone attempting to assist them.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself in danger! Bring your pet to our Baton Rouge veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location listed above in a safe manner.

Emergency FAQs

To learn more about bringing your pet in for an emergency appointment at [SEO COMPANYNAME], read through our most frequently asked questions below.

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    During our regular clinic hours, Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital provides emergency and urgent veterinary care for cats and dogs. It's always best to contact us ahead of time if possible, but we understand that in an emergency, this isn't always possible.

    If we are unable to accommodate your pet's needs, we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency vet location listed 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: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Sunday: Closed
     

  • 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
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Baton Rouge animal hospital is similar to a human doctor's office in that it can be unpredictable, and you may have to wait.

    We don't know what cases we'll see or when they'll arrive. If possible, call ahead to see if 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 above-mentioned 24-hour animal emergency hospital.

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies necessitate 24-hour care. We provide overnight care for animals in need at Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital.

    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 experienced with cats and dogs.

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New Patients Welcome

Kleinpeter Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Baton Rouge companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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