Cornell University Hospital for Animals

 

Hospital Services
Companion Animal


Companion Animal
(607) 253-3060

Contact Us 24 Hours a Day,
7 Days a Week

  • If you're concerned about your pet, call us anytime at 607.253.3060. We're here to help!
  • If your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please proceed immediately to the nearest emergency clinic. Conditions that cannot wait include breathing difficulty, seizure, collapse or trauma.
  • Click here for directions to our hospital and an interactive map.
  • Has your pet ingested a possible toxin? For some common household toxins, we can help figure out if it was a toxic dose. You can also call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888.426.4435 or www.aspca.org/pet-care/poison-control.
  • Unsure if your pet needs emergency attention? Give us a call at 607.253.3060 and one of our trained staff will help you decide if your pet needs emergency care.
  • Not sure we’re the closest emergency hospital? Your local vet can help guide you to the closest clinic. If it’s after hours, your veterinarian’s answering service will likely direct you to a local emergency center.

Emergency Critical Care Emergent Conditions

Examples of Emergent Conditions, if your pet is experiencing a life-threatening emergency, please proceed immediately to the nearest emergency clinic.

  1. Unconsciousness or unresponsiveness
  2. Difficulty breathing
  3. Collapse
  4. Blue, purple, or pale gums
  5. Trauma (vehicular trauma, falls, wounds, etc.)
  6. Excessive bleeding
  7. Loss of balance
  8. Lethargy or weakness
  9. Difficulty urinating
  10. Unintended ingestion of a medication or toxic substance
  11. Seizure activity or active tremoring
  12. Non-weight bearing lameness
  13. Difficulty walking
  14. Hives or facial swelling
  15. Difficulty giving birth
  16. Pain
  17. Severe or protracted vomiting
  18. Non-productive retching
  19. Severe diarrhea with blood (red or black and tarry)
  20. Bloated, distended or painful abdomen