Emergency & Advanced Care

Emergency & Advanced Care

We are one of the only veterinary hospitals in the area able to provide around-the-clock emergency and urgent care to cats and dogs. If you find yourself in need of pet emergency care, you can rest assured that we’re here to help—day or night.

The pet emergency care services available to your pet at Newton Veterinary Hospital include:

  • Intensive care ward
  • Animal blood bank
  • Surgery 
  • In-house laboratory
  • Ultrasonography 

If you can, please give us a call to let us know you are on your way in! This will help our veterinary staff prepare in advance so that we can ensure you pet is taken care of immediately upon arrival. 

We can be reached at 973-383-4321.

If you are unable to call, simply bring your pet in as soon as possible, especially if he or she is exhibiting the following symptoms:

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing
  • Apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding

Safety tips:

Pets who are severely ill or injured may try to bite, claw, or act in an aggressive manner toward those trying to help them. Approach any injured or sick pet slowly and calmly; say their name and see how the animal reacts. Call for help if the pet reacts aggressively.

For dogs, fashion a makeshift stretcher if the animal is unable to move. Make sure the neck is supported.

For cats, slowly place a blanket or towel over the head to prevent biting. Slowly lift the animal into an open-topped carrier or box.

Elevate and apply pressure to any bleeding wound.