Westover Animal Hospital

410 N. Westover Blvd
Albany, GA 31707




In Case of an Emergency


In the event of an emergency during our normal office hours please call ahead if possible and proceed directly to our practice.

For after hour emergencies, we advise that you contact the pet emergency center shown below.

Westover Animal Hospital

(229) 883-1618


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



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


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


Continuous scratching, biting, self-mutilation

Penetrating Wounds

Any place, but especially chest or abdomen


Bring the container or commercial name and chemical name


Continuous pain and/or total lameness

Hit by car




Any other sign that looks serious!



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



Difficult Breathing

With or Without 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


Heat, Chemicals. Go Immediately if Extensive


Not severe emergency but will worsen with delay- lacerations




If your pet has any of these symptoms, it is safe to wait OVERNIGHT



Vomiting / Diarrhea

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


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


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