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Always Open, Always Caring 24/7 Emergency Services

A terrier being comforted with a blanket to calm them down

Every second counts when our beloved pets face a critical or life-threatening situation. We're always here for you and your pets at Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center (OPVMC), the region's leading emergency veterinary center.

Why Choose OPVMC?

Our doors are open 24/7, ensuring that skilled doctors and veterinary staff are always on-site.

We pride ourselves on having at least one veterinarian solely dedicated to managing emergencies at all times while our specialists and general practice veterinarians carry on with regularly scheduled care.

A cat having a limb treated

Preparation Makes a Difference

Due to extremely high demand on our emergency service, along with the limited number of emergency hospitals in the area, please call our office at (716) 662-6660 prior to coming in. Our veterinary team members are skilled at answering questions and assisting in what is and isn't an emergency. Calling ahead will allow us to assess your pets' condition and help prepare for your arrival.

Like at a human emergency room, emergencies are initially assessed, during a triage. Every emergency situation is different, and we prioritize life threatening, critical emergencies first. Because of the unpredictable nature of emergencies, extended wait times are possible.

When to Call Your Veterinarian or Seek Emergency Veterinary Care

  • Trauma – Hit by car, active bleeding (bite wounds, impaled by object).
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Difficulty urinating.
  • Distended abdomen.
  • Pale or white gums.
  • Non-responsive.
  • Vomiting or diarrhea with no appetite for more than one day.
  • Ingested toxic substance.
  • Paralyzed limbs
  • Possible heat stroke
  • Diabetics
  • Seizures

If your pet has ingested a potentially toxic substance, please contact Pet Poison Helpline at (855)-764-7661.

When in Doubt, Reach Out

If you're uncertain about what constitutes an emergency, trust your instincts and contact us at (716) 662-6660, option 1. Our goal is to be as available as any human emergency room.

We DO NOT accept surrenders or healthy stray animals.