Emergency Services

Just like humans, our animal companions sometimes need emergency treatment. This can be because of an accident or injury, or sometimes just from the sudden onset of serious illness. We know how important it is to get these valued members of your family access to treatment as soon as possible.

What to expect


It can be very frightening having to make an emergency dash to a veterinary surgery, however we will do our very best to reassure you, while taking compassionate care of your pet.

When you contact us we will initially provide free advice over the telephone and advise whether or not we believe your animal needs immediate veterinary treatment. If we feel that your pet does need urgent medical assistance, we will ask you to bring them to us at our clinic where we have the expertise, equipment and medicine to provide the very best care.
We will see your pet as soon as possible after your arrival at the clinic, where an examination will be carried out by a qualified veterinarian. We operate a priority first system so that animals deemed in the greatest need after their initial assessment will be seen and treated first, but we aim to ensure that all animals are treated as promptly as possible.

It will be necessary for us to ask for payment for your pets’ consultation and treatment at the time that the care is provided. An estimate of costs will be provided during the initial consultation. If you have pet insurance then the cost may be all or partially reimbursed by your policy, but it is important that you check the conditions and small print carefully.

We understand and value your special relationship with your animals and can assure you that when they are in our hands, we will treat your family pet as if they were our own.

What to Do

During normal business hours:
If your pet is having an emergency, please call our clinic number 831-424-5707.

After regular business hours:
We have two clinics we refer to.

The Pet Specialists of Monterey
451 Canyon Del Rey Boulevard, Del Rey Oaks, CA 93940
831-899-4838

Monterey Peninsula Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Center
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive Suite 150, Monterey, CA 93940
831-373-7374