pagetitle_icon.jpgEmergency & Critical Care

Our emergency and critical care service is here and ready to care for your pet when your family veterinarian is unavailable or when they feel your pet would benefit by close, overnight observation, or medical management for a more serious condition. Our veterinarians are available 24 hours a day to provide the necessary medical expertise with compassion and respect. Board-certified surgery and internal medicine specialists are also on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for more advanced emergencies that require immediate intervention.

During your pet's stay, we will communicate directly with you and your primary care veterinarian. Your pet will be transferred back to your regular veterinarian unless they feel it's best for your pet to remain under the care of our experienced in-house specialists for more intensive monitoring. We always provide prompt and complete medical records to your veterinarian to ensure continuity of care.

veccs.jpgIn the fall of 2013, Lakeshore’s Glendale location was named the first Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (VECCS) - Certified Level 1 Emergency and Critical Care Facility in the nation.  Take comfort in knowing that at Lakeshore, your pet will truly receive the very best emergency medical care available.
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Dedicated, Experienced, Emergency Veterinarians and Critical Care Specialists

At Lakeshore's ER, our experienced veterinarians are dedicated to the practice of emergency and critical care medicine. By maintaining knowledge of innovative emergency services, our doctors and staff are prepared to treat all patients, whatever their need may be.

Hospital Policies

Our doors are always open and our phones are answered 24 hours a day. Please do not hesitate to contact us. In the emergency room, each case is triaged; the patients requiring the most urgent attention will receive the most immediate care.

collegeER.jpgFees are due at the time of service. A deposit is taken at the time of admission with any balance due upon discharge. We accept cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Citi Health Card and CareCredit.

Pre-Register Your Pet!

Be prepared when an emergency strikes!  Pre-register your pet with
Lakeshore today!


Please call us or come in immediately if your pet is experiencing any of these conditions that may require immediate care:

  • Actively seizing
  • Bloated appearance
  • Unproductive vomiting
  • Allergic reaction
  • Severe bleeding
  • Choking or trouble breathing
  • Penetrating wound to eye
  • Ingestion of toxin/medication
  • Unconsciousness 
  • Unable to stand
  • Difficulty with labor
  • Hit by motor vehicle
  • Unable to urinate/defecate
  • Weak/lethargic kitten or puppy