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Emergency Vet in Tucson, Arizona

We’re here for you when your family veterinarian is away
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Please complete our patient information form before your visit to the Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center (SAVS). Providing your information now may help us expedite the treatment of your pet. Thank you and we look forward to serving you!

Veterinary Emergency

Signs of Emergency:

  • Cat with open-mouth breathing
  • Blue, purple, yellow, or pale gums and tongue
  • Trouble breathing and/or severe coughing
  • Severe bleeding
  • Small pin point or large bruising
  • Ingestion of a foreign body
  • Trauma (car accident, fall, attack, etc.)
  • Deep cuts
  • Signs of extreme discomfort
  • Acute lameness
  • Eye trauma or acute blindness
  • Inability to move legs or weakness of limbs
  • Bloated or painful abdomen
  • Distended or painful abdomen
  • Difficulty urinating or urinating blood
  • Severe vomiting, diarrhea, or unproductive vomiting
  • Seizures or tremors
  • Unusual and erratic behavior
  • Sudden collapse
  • Diabetic emergencies
  • Uncontrollable itching, hives, and/or allergic reactions
  • Neonatal emergencies
  • Suspect poisoning or toxicities (rat bait, anti-freeze, medication, etc.) ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center
  • Difficulty delivering puppies or kittens

Our Triage Rule

Our veterinary emergency center treats the most critically ill or seriously injured patients first. Upon arrival at SAVS, all pets are triaged by our experienced medical staff. Pets with emergencies are seen as they arrive at SAVS and served based on the severity of the condition or injury. If your pet has life-threatening needs, they will be seen immediately.


Our Relationship with Your Family’s Veterinarian

 Keeping your family veterinarian informed is important to us. To ensure the continuity of care, your family veterinarian will be updated of your pet’s visit to our hospital. The attending doctor will contact your regular veterinarian upon discharge to notify them of your visit and we will remain available to them even after your pet’s stay with us is completed. We will also fax your pets medical records to your regular veterinarian. Upon discharge from SAVS, you will be provided with discharge instructions, medications if needed, and recommendations for follow-up care. Our emergency staff is always available for questions and concerns about your pet’s health. We understand that it takes much more than just medical skill to fully care for animals, it takes compassion and dedication. We care about that one special pet – yours.


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Central Location

141 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

East Side Location

7474 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85710


Local: (520) 888-3177
Toll Free: (877) 762-9838