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If you have an San Francisco pet emergency…

Our Veterinary doctors and technicians at Balboa Pet Hospital are ready to provide the emergency treatment your pet needs. If time allows and someone is with you, call us ahead so we can start getting prepared to provide emergency medical care immediately. If you are alone, just come right away. Your pet will be assessed by a veterinarian or veterinary technician, and triaged much like a human hospital. The doctor will examine your pet, stabilize them and determine any additional care needed.

See the list below of emergency symptoms that require immediate attention.

For After-Hours Emergencies:


600 Alabama Street San Francisco, CA – Emergency Services 24/7

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For After-Hours Emergencies:

Animal Care Emergency Services (ACES)
(415) 578-5405

1333 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122 – Emergency Services 24/7

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For After-Hours Emergencies:

Pet Emergency and Specialty Center of Marin (PESCM)

901 Francisco Blvd. E. San Rafael, CA 94901 – Emergency Services 24/7

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For After-Hours Emergencies:

Oak Vet Animal Specialty Hospital

1133 7th St Oakland, CA 94607 – Emergency Services 24/7

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Examples of Pet Emergencies:

These issues require immediate attention.  Do not delay getting treatment, the problem can get worse.

  • Trauma 
  • Repeated or bloody vomiting 
  • Unproductive vomiting
  • Incessant vomiting
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Poison ingestion
  • Blue or pale gums
  • Uncontrollable drooling 
  • Open mouth breathing
  • Seizure 
  • Head tilt 
  • Bloody, watery, severe diarrhea
  • Blood in urine, male cat
  • Straining to urinate
  • Severe constipation
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Collapse/Unable to walk
  • Non-weight bearing lameness
  • Coughing up blood
  • Productive cough
  • Uncontrollable sneezing
  • Eye problems
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Nasal bleeding
  • Lacerations/Cuts