Hospitalization & Emergency Care

Pet emergency in the Hereford area or Southern York County?

Mount Carmel Animal Hospital is fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment, a highly trained and experienced veterinary health care team, and an abundance of passion for pets. We are open six days a week with early evening hours Monday through Friday, which makes us the ideal choice for all of your pet’s veterinary needs, including emergencies.

Please call ahead 410-343-0200. We are not able to accept walk-in emergencies. We are available to treat your pet’s emergency during our office hours:

Monday – Friday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Sometimes pets require hospitalization and nursing care while recovering from illness or injury. Our compassionate nursing team can provide intravenous fluid administration, regular monitoring, or intensive care treatment – whatever your pet needs to support recovery and healing.

If you suspect your pet is undergoing an emergency, consider their visible symptoms.

If your pet is experiencing any of the symptoms from this list, they should be treated immediately.

  • Pale gums
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak or rapid pulse
  • Change in body temperature
  • Difficulty standing or apparent paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Excessive vomiting or diarrhea
  • Inability to urinate or defecate

Questions about your pet’s symptoms? Contact us immediately! We’re here to provide assistance to you during your pet’s emergency. For current patients, we have a doctor on call to provide guidance by phone for medical emergencies until 11 PM daily.

If your pet has ingested something that is potentially poisonous, call a pet poison hotline:

  • ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 888-426-4435. A consultation fee may apply. Consultations are free for Home Again microchip members.
  • Pet Poison Helpline 855-764-7661. A consultation fee may apply