After-Hours Care

We make sure your pet is in good hands.


In case of emergencies, it’s important to be prepared.

If Dr. DeForge is not available and you have a life-threatening emergency, please contact Cornell University Veterinary Specialists or Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine.

Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal St, Stamford, CT 06902
Open 24/7

Shoreline VREC-VCA
895 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
Open 24/7

Norwalk VREC-VCA
123 West Cedar St, Norwalk, CT 06854
Open 24/7

How do I know if my pet is experiencing an emergency?

  • Choking, difficulty breathing, or nonstop coughing or gagging
  • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn’t stop within five minutes
  • Hit by a car
  • Bite wounds
  • Seizure activity
  • Severe vomiting or diarrhea
  • Inability to urinate or defecate (poop)
  • Bloated abdomen or dry heaving
  • Eye injuries
  • Overheating or heatstroke
  • Toxin ingestion
  • Snakebite
  • Allergic reaction (facial swelling, hives)
  • Lameness or not walking
  • Trouble giving birth