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Emergency Vet Care in Montecito

At Montecito Pet Hospital, you can find emergency vet care for your cat or dog during our regular clinic hours. 

Daytime Urgent Care: Call (805) 969-2213     After Hour Emergency Vets

Daytime Urgent Animal Care

Montecito Pet Hospital


  • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Saturday:Closed
  • Sunday:Closed

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After Hours Emergency Vets Near Montecito

Veterinary Medical Surgical Group (VMSG)

OPEN 24/7

2199 Sperry Ave, Ventura, CA 93003

Call: (805) 339-2290

San Roque Pet Hospital

Saturdays only

3034 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Call: (805) 682-2647

Advanced Veterinary Specialists

OPEN 24/7

414 East Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Call: (805) 729-4460

VCA Care Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital

OPEN 24/7

301 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Call: (805) 899-2273

Emergency Veterinary Services

Is your pet experiencing any behaviors or symptoms you are concerned about? Contact us right away, or the after-hours emergency animal hospitals listed above.

Our reliable and compassionate team at Montecito Pet Hospital offers veterinary care for pets in most emergency situations. Animals are our passion, we take pride in providing quality medical care when your pet needs it most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you are experiencing a veterinary emergency follow the steps below.

  • Call Ahead - During regular business hours call us right away. After hours call the emergency animal hospital listed above to let them know you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call to let the emergency pet hospital to them know you are on your way, instructions may be provided to help you apply first aid or otherwise make your pet as comfortable.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be extra careful around your pet. When an animal is in pain they often react negatively towards anyone trying to help and could bite or scratch.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Do not put yourself at risk! Safely bring your pet to our Montecito emergency vet clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location above.

Pet Emergency FAQs

Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions we've received from clients about emergency appointments at Montecito Pet Hospital

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    During our regular clinic hours, Montecito Pet Hospital provides emergency and urgent care for cats and dogs. While it's always best to contact us in advance if you can, we understand that this is not always possible. 

    If we are unable to fit your pet into our schedule we recommend that you visit the after-hours emergency pet hospitals shown above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians see emergency cases during our regular business hours:

    • Monday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 05:00 pm
    • Saturday:Closed
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    The following situations are examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Choking, difficulty breathing or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Just like your doctor's office, our animal hospital in Montecito can be unpredictable and you may need to wait. 

    We are not able to predict which cases we will see and when they will arrive. Be sure to call ahead to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your dog or cat.

    If we are unable to fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we recommend that you visit the 24/7 animal emergency hospital detailed above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies need intensive overnight care. At Montecito Pet Hospital we provide overnight care for animals in need.

    Our dedicated team will treat your pet as if they were our own, while they are in our care.

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