4117 Rocky River Dr, Cleveland, OH 44135

(216) 252-4500(216) 252-4500

Open Monday – Sunday 8am–1am

Emergency / Critical Care

Critical Care for Pets

Outside sign for emergency services at West Park Animal HospitalOur clinic offers same-day critical care services for your pets every day between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. the following morning. When your pet needs urgent care, our highly skilled veterinary staff, and a critical care veterinarian will be there to welcome you and address all of your concerns and offer the best, most up-to-date care for your furry family member. We are trained to address pet-related emergencies quickly, professionally, and with compassion.

SAme Day Emergency Appointments

Thank you for trusting us with the care of your pets. Pet ownership is quickly on the rise and so is the need for Veterinary care! We are excited to be under construction on our new building so we can better serve our community. We have doctors available from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. for same-day emergency cases, 365 days a year, separate from scheduled appointments. There may be a short or long wait to see the doctor, depending on the demand for care and number of critical cases being treated at that time. We will always do our best to accommodate all of the pets in need!

When Pets Need Urgent Care

As much as we wish we could prevent it, our pets sometimes experience accidents that require immediate attention from a trained professional. Your pet may need critical care if they are experiencing:

  • Bleeding from orifices or bleeding that doesn’t stop within 5 minutes
  • Choking, non-stop coughing, or excessive gagging
  • Inability to pass urine or stool, or obvious pain when doing either
  • Seizures or unusual gait
  • Ingestion of poison substances (chocolate, rat poison, medications, etc.)
  • Signs of extreme pain or anxious behavior
  • Heatstroke
  • 2 or more episodes of diarrhea or vomiting in a 24-hour period or these symptoms in combination with any of the other symptoms listed above
  • Refusal of fluids for more than 24 hours
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Fractured bones or severe limping
  • Injuries to the eye or eyes

If your pet experiences any of the following symptoms, call us immediately so we can carefully walk you through the steps necessary to tend to and transport your pet safely to our facility.

When You Arrive

Cute tan and white dog in a vet exam roomWhen you arrive at our facility, one of our critical care veterinarians will examine your pet and determine what level of care is needed. Our critical care veterinary technicians are on hand, 24-hours a day to monitor your pet closely if they need to stay with us to get well. In addition to the skilled care of our highly trained staff, our hospital also has:

  • Oxygen cages if your pet requires oxygen support to get well
  • Fluid pumps to keep your pet hydrated and to deliver treatments and pain medications
  • A strategically placed intensive care unit in the middle of our hospital so we can continually and carefully monitor your pet

We also ensure that your pet has the best pain control for their injury or illness by using a number of therapeutic medications and procedures. We understand it is important that your pet feel as comfortable as possible in our facility for their continued health and security. Our staff is on-hand to offer comforting reassurance so you can rest assured that we will treat your cat or dog like family.

Please visit the following link for more information on our Emergency Procedures. WPAH Emergency Visit Information


Let us Treat Your Pet

Our mission is to provide the highest quality care for your pet using the most advanced medical and surgical treatments. We are committed to treating your pet with the utmost compassion and expertise, and we are certified by the renowned AAHA organization. Take a look at the other services we offer that help keep your pet happy and healthy year-round. To receive critical care for your pet, please call (216) 252-4500 or come directly to our animal hospital at 4117 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135.


West Park Animal Hospital
4117 Rocky River Drive
Cleveland, OH 44135
(216) 252-4500


Sunday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Monday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Tuesday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Wednesday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Thursday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.
Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Thank you for your Cleveland Hot List votes. We were voted #1 again for the 5th year in a row! We are happy to continue to serve the community and appreciate your support.



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“Anytime we call or come in, they are welcoming and very helpful! To us, this is important when choosing a doctor. So high five West Park; job well done!!!!”

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“West Park is by far the best place for our pets! From the doctors to the techs to the staff. They all have always had the best interest, care and confidence in treating our four legged friends!”

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“Our daughter takes her dog there and it's wonderful! The vet is great and their prices very competitive and it's always clean. The staff is friendly and always willing to help you with any questions that you have.”

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“Over the last 10 years they have always delivered on their service! From late night calls, last minute visits when we had a sick pup, a quick question because our dog had eaten a whole box of fundraiser candy bars, or the annual visits, the staff at West Park has been fabulous!”

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“I used to bring my dog here when we lived closer - I loved the people working there. They're all animal lovers and truly enjoy what they're doing. They keep it well maintained and clean, and their prices are outstanding compared to their competition.”


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