Critical Care for When Your Pet Needs It Most
At Monongahela Animal Hospital, it's our goal to help you and your four-legged family member with all of their health needs. We can provide critical care during our regular office hours to address urgent problems, though we ask that you call us first, so we can determine the severity of your pet's situation and whether they would be better served going to an emergency hospital.
If your pet's needs exceed what our basic critical care services can provide, we recommend that you contact/go straight to one of the emergency referral clinics listed below.
Signs Your Pet Needs Immediate Care
Is your pet having an emergency? Here are some of the most common health emergencies for pets:
- Painful or sensitive to touch
- Bleeding from nose, ears, or rectum
- Pale gums
- Labored breathing
- Chronic coughing
- Difficulty urinating/passing stool
- Sleeping all the time
- Whimpering or crying when touched
- Unusually cold or warm
- Irregular heartbeat
- Chronic vomiting/diarrhea
- Unable to walk in a straight line
- Disorientation, confusion
"Dr. Ripepi and the entire staff at Monongahela Animal Hospital are angels! Their love for animals shines through on all their faces and shows what a great job they do! My Bailee was in the best of hands! God bless all of you!"
Who to Contact for After Hours Emergency Care
Monongahela Animal Hospital is connected to the following after-hours emergency hospitals to ensure that our patients never go without essential medical care:
Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (PVSEC)
807 Camp Horne Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Allegheny Veterinary Emergency Trauma & Specialty (AVETS)
4224 Northern Pike
Monroeville, PA 15146