Emergency Vet in Baton Rouge

Does your pet need emergency medical care? Call now for immediate assistance from our trained veterinary staff.

Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital provides comprehensive treatment services, hospitalization, and critical care for pet emergencies.

Our animal emergency center is equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and technologies to help our veterinary experts assess your pet’s health.

If your pet requires a service that we cannot provide, we’ll refer you to an appropriate 24-hour emergency animal hospital. Call our office now for help.

After Hours Pet Emergencies

During business hours, please call us immediately at Perkins Road Veterinary Hospital for any pet emergencies so that we may recommend the best course of action for your pet.

Outside our business hours, we recommend you contact the following emergency animal hospital in the Baton Rouge, LA area.

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Skip Bertman Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225) 578-9600 Visit Website
Sherwood South Animal Hospital Emergency & Critical Care Center
3803 S Sherwood Forest Blvd, Ste A
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
(225) 293-6440 Visit Website
Cypress Lake Animal Hospital and Emergency Hospital
38316 HWY 929
Prairieville, LA 70769
(225) 313-3057 Visit Website
Baton Rouge Animal Hospital
1514 Cottondale Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
(225) 925-5566 Visit Website

What is considered a pet emergency?

In most cases, the following conditions are too risky to wait before seeking treatment:

  • Injury from a traumatic accident or from an attack by another animal
  • Prolonged diarrhea or vomiting that contains blood
  • Collapse or loss of consciousness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Swollen and or painful abdomen
  • Disorientation
  • Seizures
  • Foaming at the mouth
  • Swallowing a foreign object
  • Ingestion of a toxic object
  • Difficulty urinating

Emergency Tests & Diagnostics

During your pet’s stay, we provide the highest-quality care and attention. All hospitalized patients are kept in a specialized treatment area where they are closely monitored.

Our vet team is skilled in offering surgical, diagnostic, and medical care and work with compassion and efficiency to ensure a positive outcome.

We offer the latest diagnostics and testing for our urgent care patients at our emergency veterinary clinic, including:

  • Blood Analysis. Lab testing gives us an accurate picture of your pet’s internal health if they are experiencing an unknown illness or may have ingested a toxic substance.
  • Digital X-rays. Among many things, x-rays can help us determine if your pet has any internal injuries, cardiovascular disease, and gastrointestinal issues.
  • Surgery. Sometimes pets sustain injuries that require emergency surgery.
  • Medication. Medicines may be necessary to help your pet recover from a medical emergency or illness. We keep a range of pet medication on hand to ensure that your pet's needs are covered.

For more information on our emergency vet services or to book an appointment, please call our office as soon as possible.