+EMERGENCY & AFTER HOURS
(727) 786-5755

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Hours of Operation

Monday-Friday: 5:30PM-7:00AM
Weekend: Saturday Noon -
     7:00AM Monday morning
Holidays:
Open 24 hours

Call Animal Emergency Veterinary Hospital now for immediate service

Pet Emergency: What to Do

  1. Stay Calm
  2. Call (727) 786-5755
  3. Be prepared with info:
    • Type/Breed
    • Details of problem
    • Any changes
  4. Be aware. Pets may bite if ill or injured.

Location

30610 US Highway 19 N,
Palm Harbor, FL 34684

One block north of Curlew Road on the west side Please call ahead for advice and so we can prepare your arrival.

Directions to
Veterinary Clinic

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Map to Our Veterinary Clinic

Be Prepared to Care for Your Pet During a Natural Disaster

Floridians are accustomed to preparing for disaster. With a very active hurricane season, most of us are aware of the general preparations that need to be made during storm season. Unfortunately, many pets are forgotten during this time and end up lost, hurt, or worse.

Your local emergency management office or animal shelter may have the best information regarding your specific area. Here are some general precautions you can take to keep your pet safe from harm during a disaster emergency.

Make preparations in advance instead of waiting until the emergency messages are flashing on your local news station. When you put together your emergency plan, include a separate plan for your pets.

Do not leave your pets behind if you evacuate!

They will likely not be able to survive on their own. If they do, chances are, they will end up lost. Your pet needs to have an evacuation plan, just like you and other members of your family.

Your local emergency management office can inform you of any emergency shelters that can take pets. If that is not an option, you should research boarding facilities that may be out of the emergency area. If your plan includes going to a hotel, find out which hotels will accept pets.

Sometimes, your local animal shelter will take boarders on an emergency basis. Check with them before a storm hits. They may have advice about local options that you have not thought of.

When you leave your home, be sure to have a pet survival kit in addition to your own first aid kit. This should include bottled water, food and water bowls, medications, cat pan and litter and any other items you feel your pet will need when they are away from home and out of their comfort zone. You never know how long you will be gone in a situation like this.

Make sure your pet's ID tags are up to date and securely fastened to a collar. If possible, include the address and phone number for your evacuation site. If you are separated from your pet during a disaster, this could be your only chance of a reunion.

If you choose not to evacuate, bring your pet inside as soon as you know the storm is coming. Dogs and cats can be fed soft food. This way, they won’t require as much water. Stay close and be ready to comfort animals who may be frightened or nervous.