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Red Bank Veterinary Hospital - Tinton Falls

24/7 Emergency

We hope you never have a medical emergency with any of your pets. But if you do, we’re here to help and comfort both you and your pet.

If you believe your pet is experiencing an emergency, call us at (732) 747-3636 or come to our hospital immediately

Red Bank Veterinary Hospital provides 24-hour emergency and critical care 365 days a year. This service is open to all small animal companion pets in need of immediate medical attention. Experienced veterinarians are always on premises, assisted by technicians trained in emergency and critical care. Together, they handle a wide range of medical and surgical emergencies.

Our emergency teams utilize the most current diagnostic and surgical technology to evaluate and stabilize patients. We have access to advanced diagnostics, such as endoscopy, MRI, and CT. Emergency surgery can be performed any time of the day or night.

How to Identify An Emergency?

Always consider the following a possible pet emergency and seek immediate care:


  • Any difficulties breathing; short or shallow breaths; increased effort; gagging; choking

  • Weakness; inability to walk; sudden collapse

  • First-time seizure, seizures lasting more than 3 minutes, or multiple seizures in one day

  • Non-productive retching/vomiting; swollen or distended abdomen

  • Allergic reactions including swelling, rashes, or itching

  • Excessive or persistent bleeding

  • Inability to urinate; straining to urinate

  • Diabetic animals refusing food

  • Pregnant animals in active labor for more than one hour without delivering, or going more than 3-4 hours between deliveries

  • Bumping into things; becoming disoriented

  • Signs of pain such as whining, shaking, hiding, or dull behavior

  • Vomiting blood/passing blood in stools/urine

  • Changes in behavior, appetite, or elimination


  • Bite wounds

  • Broken bones

  • Burns

  • Cuts, lacerations

  • Electrical shock

  • Eye injuries

  • Fall from heights

  • Heatstroke, frostbite

  • Hit by car; car accident

  • Penetrating foreign objects


  • Chocolate

  • Mushrooms

  • Onions

  • Household plants

  • Antifreeze

  • Insecticides

  • Rat poison (especially those containing bromethalin)

  • Household cleansers

  • Pool chemicals

  • Human medication

  • Bones

  • Pennies

  • Foreign objects

  • Excessive amounts of food or garbage

Services We Provide


  • 24 Hour Fluid Therapy

  • Diagnostic Imaging & Analysis

  • Blood/Blood Component Transfusion Therapy

  • Blood Gas, Coagulation, Complete Blood County & Chemistry

  • Capnography

  • Cardiac Resuscitation Defibrillation, and Post-Resuscitation Care

  • Continuous EKG

  • Continuous Pleural Suction

  • CVP & BP Monitoring

  • Enteral & Parenteral Nutrition

  • Long-term Ventilation Therapy

  • Oxygen Therapy

  • Pain Management

  • Tonometry

  • Life Support Options