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Animal emergency and critical care requires that everyone involved, pet parents and emergency veterinarians alike, know how to act, when to act, and who to rely on. Fortunately, our team of emergency vets is here to offer Placentia neighbors the help they need.


Case Hospital offers 24/7 vet emergency care and multi-specialty care for your four-legged friends, ensuring they get the help they need just when emergencies strike. We aim to provide high-quality veterinary care, prioritizing treatment efficiency, compassion, and all-round comprehensive attention to get your pet to their healthy and usual self.

Does Your Pet Need Veterinary Emergency Care in Placentia, CA?

We sincerely hope your pet won’t require emergency veterinary care, but we want to make sure you know you can count on us whenever they do. Certainly, no one can plan for every possible problem, but our work philosophy and mission demand we provide the best care possible whenever your pet is under our vets’ care.

Emergencies have a habit of manifesting at the most unfortunate of times, which is why you should be familiar with a place that is at a convenient distance away from your home and whose team is equally skilled and compassionate. Bring your pet to our state-of-the-art facility to get them the help they need during any veterinary emergency you face.

What Counts as a Veterinary Emergency?

Figuring out if your pet is undergoing a veterinary emergency is not the easiest of tasks under some circumstances. Please keep in mind that even the slightest of behavioral changes could indicate there is an ongoing emergency. To make things a bit easier, we’ve compiled a list of some common vet emergency symptoms. If you notice any of the following, give us a call at 657-999-1150.

  • Eye injuries;
  • Burns;
  • Open wounds or lacerations;
  • Direct trauma from a blunt object;
  • Persistent vomiting;
  • Indigestion;
  • food poisoning;
  • Frostbite;
  • Heatstroke;
  • Appetite disorders;
  • Disorientation;
  • Persistent bleeding;
  • Choking;
  • Difficulty breathing;
  • Swelling;
  • Seizures.

Animal Poisoning

Unfortunately, there are plenty of household items that are toxic and even fatal to our pets. Some of them are obvious, such as rat poison. However, other substances may not appear to be harmful, and pet parents could be forgiven for not knowing how dangerous it is if their pet ingests them. Some basic cooking ingredients, such as garlic and onions, can be harmful to your pet. Besides, some treats, such as chocolate, can be fatal to dogs.

Please, time is of the essence here. The longer you wait, the more challenging the situation becomes. Please bring your pet for care if they are at risk of developing any of the following as a result of poisoning:

  • Liver failure. This is usually identifiable by tarry stools, collapsing, and vomiting.
  • Kidney failure. You can identify this problem due to frequent and excessive urination. Lack of appetite is also a potential sign of kidney failure.
  • Internal bleeding. This is a common problem following a case of poisoning. Please watch out for weakness, lethargy, collapsing, racing heart rate, or vomiting blood.
  • Gastrointestinal complications. Pay close attention to vomiting or diarrhea.

Lacerations and Open Wounds

Pets are usually not ones to trip over and get cut as easily as we humans might. However, their curious nature can get the better of them and lead them toward unwanted trouble. Besides, open wounds are not the sole result of unforeseen circumstances. One common case that requires care for open wounds is when your pet fights another animal and receives a bite wound.

Bites, scrapes, scratches, deep cuts, and stabbing wounds will put your pet’s health at risk. Bleeding may not be apparent at first, so you should keep a close eye out for some problems, such as when your pet appears to be fixated on licking an area of their body.

When you identify the open wound, you should avoid contaminating the area. Try to assess your pet’s pain level and how much harm they suffered. You could try cleaning and disinfecting the area before you stabilize your pet and bring them for care. Please get in touch with us to receive more information.

Seizures in Pets

Seizures are, if not the most alarming veterinary emergency, a close second when talking about situations why pet parents fear emergencies so much. These problems are usually the result of an underlying neurological problem that might benefit from specialized care, such as the veterinary neurology services we offer. Make sure you get in touch with us to learn more about animal neurology in Placentia.

It can help you to know there are two types of seizures in animals:

  • Focal Seizures. These will only affect a specific region of your pet’s brain, allowing them to continue functioning at distinct levels.
  • Generalized Seizures. Unlike their focal counterparts, generalized seizures are more complex and affect the entirety of your pet’s brain.

Pay close attention to any signs that your pet is undergoing a seizure. We know this is a real challenge, but when you notice changes in how they respond to visual or auditory stimuli, dilated pupils, balancing problems, involuntary spasms, or lethargy, you should contact an emergency vet in Placentia for help.

Placentia Emergency Animal Hospital

As you can see, we’re ready for anything, so make sure you give us a phone call at 657-999-1150 if your pet requires emergency animal veterinary care and let us know you’re coming.


Dr. Sam Rafia, DVM

Dr. Chi Tran, DVM

Dr. Ali Haghnazary, DVM

Dr. Andrew McGee, DVM

Dr. Esther Yang, DVM

Anaheim Animal Emergency

what pet parents say

"I've had nothing but positive experiences at CASE Hospital. The team's compassion and knowledge shine through in their exceptional customer service. They treat every pet with care and go the extra mile to ensure their well-being. The staff is friendly, approachable, and always willing to answer any questions. I highly recommend CASE Hospital for their compassionate and knowledgeable team."

Amanda Smith

"CASE Hospital has an amazing team that provides outstanding customer service. The staff is compassionate and knowledgeable, making every visit a pleasant one. They take the time to listen to concerns, thoroughly explain treatment options, and genuinely care about the health of the pets they treat. If you're looking for a veterinary hospital with a dedicated and knowledgeable team, I highly recommend CASE Hospital."

Trevor Johnson

"CASE Hospital is an exceptional veterinary facility. The team is incredibly compassionate and knowledgeable, providing outstanding customer service. They went above and beyond to ensure the well-being of my pet, taking the time to explain treatment options and making me feel comfortable with the decisions made. I highly recommend CASE Hospital for their excellent care."

David Chase