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7 Days a Week
- Please contact us at 607-253-3100 if you want to bring your animal to Cornell University Hospital for Animals for evaluation of an emergency condition. When you call, our answering service will get you in contact with one of our on call, emergency veterinarians.
- Please call us again at 607-253-3100 one-half hour before your expected arrival time. This will ensure we will be fully prepared to receive your animal.
- Click here for directions to our hospital and an interactive map
- Please note that a 50 percent deposit of the estimated costs of your animal's care is required before we can begin treatment. For more information about payment consult our Financial Information section.
- We are happy to speak to you or your referring veterinarian prior to your visit to discuss the potential costs of caring for your animal.
Emergency and Critical Care Service
The Emergency and Critical Care Service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals provides medical and surgical treatment to severely injured or ill animals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are the only veterinary emergency service in a 200-mile radius run by board-certified veterinary emergency and critical care specialists. We work closely with local veterinarians from across the region to make sure your animal gets the best care possible before, during and after hospitalization.
We offer the most advanced medical and surgical treatments to stabilize your animal and diagnose its condition, and we collaborate with a team of expert veterinary specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, radiology, internal medicine, surgery, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, and dentistry to ensure your animal receives the most comprehensive care available.
Advanced Treatments and Techniques
- Gastrointestinal surgery, including management of intestinal strangulation, displacement, impaction and other types of colic
- Wound repair and management, including wounds involving synovial structures (i.e. joints, tendon sheaths, bursa) and tendons
- Musculoskeletal problems including trauma, fractures, infection and laminitis
- Fracture repair of all types including long bones, the skull and spine
- Reproductive emergencies including dystocia, cesarean section, and fetotomy
- Colitis, enteritis and other intestinal diseases
- Pneumonia, pleuropneumonia and other thoracic or abdominal disease
- Shock treatment secondary to severe disease, endotoxemia, hemorrhage and fluid loss
- Management of foal diseases including sepsis, failure of passive transfer, wounds and colic
- Ophthalmology emergencies such as corneal or eyelid laceration, corneal ulceration, glaucoma, uveitis, other trauma, and rupture
- Cardiovascular problems including arrhythmias, heart murmurs, and heart failure
- Management of toxin ingestion or exposure such as toxic plants