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Emergency Veterinary Care

Contact us at Newkirk Family Veterinarians during our regular business hours if your pet requires urgent or emergency vet care. Our Egg Harbor Township emergency veterinarians are equipped with the tools and experience they need to help your animal friend when they need it the most. 

Daytime Emergency Veterinary Care

Contact Newkirk Family Veterinarians


  • Monday:09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Tuesday:08:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Wednesday:08:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Thursday:08:00 am - 06:30 pm
  • Friday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Saturday:08:00 am - 01:00 pm
  • Sunday:Closed

Our practice is temporarily closed on Mondays.

Call: (609) 645-2120

After-Hours Emergency Veterinary Care

Contact Oceanview Animal Hospital

OPEN: Evenings, Weekends & Holidays

Oceanview Animal Hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week every day of the year to take care of your pet's emergencies.

If you have a veterinary emergency or need urgent care for your pet call Oceanview Animal Hospital to let them know you are on your way. They will inform us of any treatment they have given your pet.

Call: 609-486-5025

Emergency Vet Services

If your cat, dog, or exotic pet is displaying any worrying symptoms or behaviors contact our daytime emergency animal hospital immediately, or visit the after-hours emergency pet hospital listed above. 

The experienced and welcoming team at Newkirk Family Veterinarians is able to provide urgent veterinary care for pets in the majority of emergency situations. We are passionate about animals and are proud to provide you and your companion with quality veterinary care when it matters the most.

Steps to Take In A Pet Emergency

If you and your pet are encountering a veterinary emergency, take the following steps:

  • Call Ahead If Possible - If you're experiencing an emergency during our regular business hours contact us immediately. For after-hours care, call the emergency animal hospital stated above and inform them that you are on the way.
  • Follow Instructions Provided - When you call the emergency veterinarian they may give you instructions to help you provide your pet with first aid or otherwise make your four-legged friend as comfortable as possible. Follow these instructions carefully.
  • Remain Calm - Remain calm and be mindful around your pet. When animals experience pain they sometimes react negatively towards anyone trying to help and may scratch or bite.
  • Bring Your Pet In For Care - Don't put yourself in danger! Safely take your pet to our Egg Harbor Township veterinary clinic or the after-hours emergency vet location noted above.

Emergency Veterinary Care FAQs

Take time to go through our most frequently asked questions listed below to learn more about bringing your pet in for emergency care at Newkirk Family Veterinarians. 

  • Do I need to call ahead?

    Newkirk Family Veterinarians offers urgent and emergency care for cats, dogs, and other exotic pets during our regular hours of operation. It's always best to call us ahead of time if you can however, we know that in emergency situations it isn't always possible. 

    If we can't squeeze your pet into our busy schedule, we suggest contacting the after-hours emergency vet location displayed above. 

  • When is your clinic open?

    Our veterinarians are able to see emergency cases during our regular hospital hours:

    • Monday:09:00 am - 06:00 pm
    • Tuesday:08:00 am - 06:30 pm
    • Wednesday:08:00 am - 06:30 pm
    • Thursday:08:00 am - 06:30 pm
    • Friday:08:00 am - 05:30 pm
    • Saturday:08:00 am - 01:00 pm
    • Sunday:Closed

  • What situations require emergency veterinary care?

    Below we have listed examples of emergencies that require immediate care:

    • Obvious signs of pain or extreme anxiety
    • Severe bleeding or bleeding that doesn't stop
    • Choking, difficulty breathing, or continuous coughing/gagging
    • Fractured bones or severe lameness
    • Refusal to drink for 24 hours or more
    • Seizures and/or staggering
    • Bleeding from nose, mouth, rectum, or blood in the urine
    • Inability to urinate or pass feces, or pain associated with urinating or passing feces
    • Injuries to the eye(s)
    • Your pet has ingested something poisonous (such as antifreeze, xylitol, chocolate, rodent poison, etc.)
    • Severe vomiting or diarrhea; 2+ episodes in 24-hours
    • Heat stress or heatstroke
    • Unconsciousness
  • How long will we have to wait to see the vet?

    Our Egg Harbor Township animal hospital operates similarly to a human doctor's office so the wait times could be unpredictable. 

    We are unable to predict the cases we will see and the times they will arrive at. We recommend calling ahead (if you can) to find out whether we are able to provide emergency care for your pet.

    If we can't fit an emergency appointment into our vet's schedule we suggest visiting the 24/7 animal emergency hospital noted above. 

  • What happens if my pet needs to stay in the hospital?

    Some veterinary emergencies need intensive overnight care. At Newkirk Family Veterinarians we are able to provide overnight care for pets in need.

    While in our care, our knowledgeable and passionate team will treat your pet as if they were our own.

  • What types of animals do you treat?

    Our emergency veterinarians are mostly experienced with cats and dogs, but we will see other small animals, such as birds and rodents. 

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Always Welcoming New Patients

At Newkirk Family Veterinarians, we always accept new patients into our veterinary family. Our veterinarians are passionate about the health and well-being of Egg Harbor Township pets. Contact us today to book your pet's first appointment. 

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